Family Therapy Lecture Series presents:
Becoming a Child Whisperer:
Promoting Self-Regulation in
the Face of Everyday
Challenges of Childhood ADHD,
Explosiveness and Anxiety
J. Matthew Orr, PhD, LMFT
School of Medicine
Friday, May 17, 2013
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Dr. Matthew Orr is an Associate Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of South Carolina. He came from Mercer University School of Medicine where he served as an Assistant Professor, Director of Marriage and Family Therapy Post Masters’ Certificate Program, Director of the Medical Family Therapy Fellowship and the Marriage and Family Therapy Off-site Practicum Coordinator.
Prior to his employment with Mercer, Dr. Orr’s professional experience includes a faculty position with the WestGate Training and Consultation Network Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Converse College, Spartanburg, South Carolina. He also served as a marriage and family therapist and mental health counselor with various agencies.
After receiving a bachelor of science in family and child services from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, Dr. Orr earned a master of science in marriage and family therapy from East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. He obtained a doctorate in marriage and family therapy from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist with special interests in stress response as a primary component of illness and behavior, ADHD, parent-child relationships, and brief counseling skills in primary care.
This presentation will provide a comprehensive yet family-friendly Biopsychosocial approach to working with common pediatric mental health. It will cover some of the latest research regarding the brain, development, self-regulation, and behavior, including research specific to ADHD, ODD, anxiety, and sensory defensiveness and provide a framework of interventions practical enough for families to implement and sustain over time.
The presentation will cover: the essential elements of behavioral strategies for childhood ADHD, anxiety, explosiveness, and poor social-emotional processing skills; child “whispering:” how to know what kids need and what their behavior means; how to package ordinary play and physical activity into a comprehensive clinical intervention.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Mercer University School of Medicine and Department of Psychiatry. The Mercer University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCMEA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Marriage and Family Therapy Program of Mercer University School of Medicine is a recognized provider of Core CE credits for Marriage and Family Therapists and related hours for professional counselors and social workers.
Mercer University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6 category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spends in the activity.
The program is approved for a total of 6 hours of Core CE credits for LMFTs and 6 hours of core CE credits for LCSWs and LPCs.
For more information:
Mercer University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science
655 First Street
Macon, GA 31201