April 29, 2016

750 educators, healthcare professionals, parents and students tackle mental health at 28th annual Peel Psychology Conference

As part of Children’s Mental Health Week, nearly 750 educators, healthcare professionals, parents, and students will attend the Peel District School Board’s 28th annual school psychology conference on May 4 at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. The full-day workshop, At Risk Youth: What the Brain Does (and Doesn’t) Tell Us, will be led by Dr. Marshall S. Korenblum. He will provide participants with an understanding of the developmental pathways and factors that contribute to depression, risk-taking behaviour and personality disorders in young people from a neurobiological and attachment perspective.

“Participants will leave with an understanding of how to recognize signs and symptoms of depression in adolescence, facilitate early identification and intervention, and encourage a school culture that can help optimize students’ mental health and well-being,” says Dr. Alessandra Capodilupo, Peel board psychologist and conference chair. “For the past 28 years, our annual conference has brought psychology to educators, always highlighting current topics that have a direct impact on student success.”

Dr. Marshall Korenblum is the psychiatrist-in-chief at the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre for children and families in Toronto and associate professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Toronto. An award-winning teacher and staunch advocate of public education, he has practiced child psychiatry for more than 25 years. Korenblum is also a consultant with a number of children’s mental health centres and is on staff at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, SickKids and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. In addition to his clinical and teaching practice, Korenblum is widely published in the area of personality development in adolescence.  

The conference is hosted by the Peel board’s Psychology Department and runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Port Credit Secondary School Chamber Strings Ensemble will be performing in the atrium during morning registration. There will also be a book display courtesy of Parentbooks.

The Living Arts Centre is located at 4141 Living Arts Dr. in Mississauga.


Media contact: Dr. Alessandra Capodilupo, Psychologist, Conference Chair, 905-451-2862 ext. 4280, [email protected] ​
Dr. Jack Kamrad, Chief Psychologist, 905-890-1010 ext. 2356, [email protected]   

Reference: Avishka Juta, Communications Assistant, 905-890-1010 ext. 2098, [email protected] 
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