Little Treatments, Big Effects? Building Brief Interventions to Reduce Youth Psychopathology at Scale


Little Treatments, Big Effects? Building Brief Interventions to Reduce Youth Psychopathology at Scale

Jessica Schleider, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychology, Stony Brook University

The Department of Psychiatry welcomes Jessica Schleider, PhD to Pittsburgh on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 as part of its Special Guest Lecture series.

Dr. Schleider is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University. She also serves as a Faculty Affiliate at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and an Academic Consultant to the World Bank's Education Global Practice. At Stony Brook, Dr. Schleider directs the Lab for Scalable Mental Health, where she and her team develop and evaluate brief, accessible interventions for youth depression and related disorders. Dr. Schleider has published more than three dozen scientific articles and book chapters and has developed online, clinic-based, and school-based intervention protocols for youths and parents. Her research has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation, and the American Psychological Foundation, among others, and has been recognized via numerous awards, including a 2019 NIH Director's Early Independence Award and the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies' 2019 President's New Researcher Award. Her work has also been featured in the Atlantic, Vox, and U.S. News & World Report, and in 2020 she was selected as one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Healthcare. Dr. Schleider completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Harvard University in 2018, along with an APA-accredited Doctoral Internship in Clinical and Community Psychology at Yale School of Medicine. She graduated with a BA in Psychology from Swarthmore College in 2012.

Date and Time.  Wednesday, February 18, 2020 from 12:00-1:30pm

Location. UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, Room 292/293

Learning Objectives. By the conclusion of this lecture participants will be able to:

  1. Describe advances in research on single-session interventions (SSIs) for youth mental health problems, including characteristics of effective SSIs that have shown positive effects.

  2. Identify and implement components of SSIs that may help reduce youth internalizing symptoms and improve parents’ likelihood of pursuing mental health treatment for offspring.

  3. Describe strategies for evaluating the effectiveness of SSIs implemented in clinical and/or research settings.    

For More Information. Please contact Frances Patrick at for more information about this lecture.

The entirety of this program will be a lecture by the speaker(s). All individuals able to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients. Registration is not required for this event. This event is free and there will be no refunds. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.
Continuing Education Credit.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  Other health care professionals are awarded .15 continuing education units (CEUs), which are equal to 1.5 contact hours.  In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials which will be distributed at the time of the conference.  WPH is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  WPH maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.  This program is being offered for 1.5 continuing education credits.
The indicated number of clock hours of continuing education is provided through UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital’s Office of Educational Resources and Planning, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education in accordance with all the applicable educational and professional standards of the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapist.  These clock hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LPC and LMFT renewal.  For more information, call (412) 204-9085.