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CCF SPEAKER SERIES: Principles Underlying the Use of Multiple Informants’ Reports
October 14, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hosted by the Center for Children and Families, the Speaker Series presentations are designed to provide health and mental health professionals, educators, and students with current evidence-based strategies for understanding, identifying, and treating children and adolescents with mental health problems. All sessions are free and provide continuing education credits.
This session will feature Dr. Andres De Los Reyes, an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland at College Park.
Presentation objectives include:
1. Understand the typical patterns of correspondence within multi-informant assessments of mental health.
2. Learn about theories underlying why multi-informant assessments might yield discrepant outcomes.
3. Learn approaches for testing whether cross-informant correspondence metrics yield meaningful clinical information.
About the speaker:
Andres De Los Reyes received his Ph.D. in 2008 from Yale University. He is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland at College Park. His research seeks to improve our understanding of the inconsistent outcomes that commonly arise from multi-informant mental health assessments, with a focus on adolescent social anxiety and family relationships. Dr. De Los Reyes’s work on these topics has appeared in such outlets as the Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, Psychological Review, Psychological Bulletin, and Journal of Abnormal Psychology. In 2013 he was a recipient of the Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology from the American Psychological Association. Dr. De Los Reyes is the Editor-Elect of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and has previously served as Associate Editor for several journals, including the Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, and Journal of Early Adolescence.