2018 STAR-Center Conference


2018 STAR-Center Conference

Keynote Presentations by Drs. David Brent and Mary Margaret Kerr

The Annual STAR-Center Conference will take place on May 4, 2018 at the William Pitt Union on the University of Pittsburgh Oakland campus.  The theme for this year's conference is "Modern Times: Assessing, Supporting, and Engaging Youth at Risk for Suicide in a Digital Era."


David Brent, MD and Paula McCommons, EdD


Youth Suicide in the Digital Age:  Impact of Social Media on Teen’s Suicidal Risk  - David A. Brent, MD

Supporting Students with Anxiety and Depression at School:  What Works? - Mary Margaret Kerr, EdD


  • From Adversary to Advocate: Working with Parents of LGBT Youth (Intermediate)
  • Trauma-Focused CBT for Childhood Traumatic Grief (Introductory)
  • Understanding the Impact of Concussions:  From Injury through Recovery (Intermediate)
  • Concussions & Return to Learn:  The Neurocognitive and Educational Aspects of Recovery (Introductory)
  • Bringing Mindfulness to the Classroom (Introductory)
  • The Why, How, and When Young People Hurt Themselves, and What We Can Do.  (Intermediate)
  • Sleep during Adolescence:  Developmental Changes and Links to Emotional Function (Intermediate)
  • Family Based Interpersonal Psychotherapy (FB-IPT) for Depressed Preadolescents (Introductory)
  • Sexual Violence and Dating Violence Prevention for Teens and Young Adults:  What Works? (Intermediate)
  • Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids – A Whole-Child Approach Supporting Childhood Mental Health (Introductory)
  • It’s a Different World:  Mental Health, Technology and Social Media (Intermediate)
  • Prevention and Treatment of Depression and Suicidality among Gender Minority (Transgender and Nonbinary) Youth:  An Introduction and Review of the Health Sciences Literature (Intermediate)  

Location: William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Continuing Education Credits: Continuing Education Credits are available for this conference.

For More Information: For details about the STAR Center Conference, please visit the STAR Center website or contact Nancy Mundy at mundynl@upmc.edu or 412.204.9090. You can also download the conference brochure.