Services for Teens At Risk

Conference Information

STAR-Center is pleased to invite you to our 2015 conference in Pittsburgh! Detailed program information and registration form is available on these pages.

Friday, May 1, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
(Registration: 8 to 8:30 a.m.)

3959 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Course Directors:

David A. Brent, M.D.
Director, STAR-Center

Paula McCommons, Ed.D.
Director, STAR-Center Outreach

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to:
  1. Discuss the frequency, clinical picture, motivation, and risk factors for NSSI.
  2. Describe an approach to assessment of NSSI.
  3. Explain the prognosis of NSSI, including an increased risk for suicidal behavior.
  4. Discuss efficacious intervention approaches.
  5. Identify major findings of research on children’s responses to mass trauma.
  6. Identify how children express their understandings of terrorism.
  7. Identify ways that adults can support children’s understanding of terrorist acts.
Target Audience:

This program is appropriate for all clinical and educational personnel.


There is a $60 registration fee for this conference. Cost to employees of Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is $30 (50 percent discount off the regular registration fee). The cost includes a light breakfast (coffee/tea/juices/muffins, etc.), training materials, and continuing education credits.

Full tuition must accompany the registration form. A $10 administration fee will be deducted from all refunds for cancellations. All refund requests must be in writing and received in the office no later than Thursday, May 15, 2014. Please return registration form by Monday, May 12, 2014.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Credit is available for this program for Psychologists, Counselors, Licensed/Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT, PA Educators, and Other professionals.  Please click here for detailed information about Continuing Education Credits.