Participant Recruitment and Assessment Core Training Series: "Addressing Mental Health Issues in Research Contexts"

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Participant Recruitment and Assessment Core Training Series
Addressing Mental Health Issues in Research Contexts

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Psychiatric and behavioral disorders occur across the full spectrum of intellectual and neurobiological functioning. However, because of the wide variation in ability levels and symptom presentation, mental health assessment approaches differ across populations, settings, and age ranges. This session will feature a panel of experienced professionals who represent a research setting with individuals with developmental disabilities related to genetic syndromes; a university clinic setting serving high functioning individuals with a broad array of psychiatric conditions; and a private practice setting including both typical and atypical populations. Please join us as we explore the unique and shared aspects of the assessment process, as well as associated challenges.


Evon Batey Lee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Psychology and Psychiatry
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Psychological Assessment Coordinator
UCEDD Training Director
LEND Program Associate Director

Panel Participants:

  • Katherine Gotham, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University
  • F. Joseph McLaughlin, Ph.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology & Human Development, Vanderbilt University
  • Elizabeth Roof, M.A., Senior Research Specialist, Prader-Willi Syndrome and Williams Syndrome Research Projects, VKC
  • Kevin Sanders, M.D., Assistant Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry; Medical Director, Treatment & Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD), Vanderbilt University

Last Updated: 11/20/2014 2:25:09 PM

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