Why would you do that? Impulsivity in Children: A review of research and treatment

Why would you do that? Impulsivity in Children: A review of research and treatment


Thursday, July 9, 1:30 pm pm CDT

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Program Description:

All young children are impulsive and engage in behaviors that make us wonder, “Why would you do that?” It is developmentally appropriate for children to engage in impulsive behaviors such as running around for no particular reason, quickly jumping from one task to another, blurting out comments that we wish they wouldn’t, and suddenly deciding to throw something. This program will address how to determine when impulsive behavior has become problematic and the relationship between impulsivity and childhood disorders. A definition of impulsivity and a review of etiological models will be presented. In addition, a review of the treatment literature and treatment recommendations will be offered.

Program Presenter:

Sarah J. Grafeman, M.A., is currently completing a year long research rotation at MIMH as a Clinical Psychology Intern through the St. Louis Psychology Internship Consortium. Ms. Grafeman earned her M.A. in psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) in Hattiesburg MS and is completing her PhD in Child Clinical Psychology from USM as well. Ms. Grafeman has experience in treating children and adolescents with a variety of mental health concerns in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Ms. Grafeman’s research and clinical interests include behavior problems and narcissism in children and adolescents.

Continuing Professional Education:

We offer the following accreditation which is available during the Web Conference, via a link below the video window: The University of Missouri-Columbia Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this activity.MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri. Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.

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