Buying the Y Model of Psychiatry: Performance Improvements for Psychologists and Psychiatrists with Doris Páez

Thursday, March 28, 2024 13:00to14:30
Education Building Learning Commons (EDUC-120)
Doris Paez

How does a school psychologist end up as Core Faculty and Curriculum Director of a new psychiatry residency program in South Carolina, USA? A 36- year journey in psychological services; work in public education, higher education, government, for-profit, non-profit, and healthcare; degrees – B.A (Psychology), M.A (Behavioral Sciences & Education), Ed.S. (School Psycho-logy) and Ph.D. (School Psychology); internships, fellowships, and post-doctoral residencies; licenses and certifications; grants, publications, and presentations; and believing that teaching changes the world.

Doris Páez
PHD, NCSP, Graduate Medical Education, Psychiatry Residency
Training Program, Tri County Commission on Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Many advances have been made in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of evidenced-based psychological treatments and preventative interventions for a wide range of child and adolescent problems. Although treatments and interventions are about the children engaging in a certain behavior, those interventions are designed, guided, provided, managed, and monitored by one or more “significant adults” in a child’s life (e.g., caregivers, educators, and mental health providers).

Therefore, it is imperative that more research, provider training and practice be focused on the critical role that the characteristics and behaviors of those significant adults play in the efficacy and effectiveness of treatments and interventions. During today’s talk, Dr. Páez will present a framework for understanding the contributions of significant adults’ behaviors to the success of interventions with children and youth. Also, she will provide several practical strategies for assessing, addressing or guiding the relevant behaviors of the significant adults.

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