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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Thursday, November 07, 2019 - Lunch Program
Bridging the Gap Between Science and Service: Clinical Research with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Marjorie Charlop

Within the next ten years, we are each likely to have a personal experience with a child with autism, underscoring the importance of aggressive clinical research focused on cutting edge interventions effective both in labs and other settings. Marjorie Charlop, professor of psychology at Claremont McKenna College and director of The Claremont Autism Center, will share her extensive experiences and impactful observations working and interacting with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), who are often themselves the source for ideas for evidence-based research procedures and protocols.

Marjorie H. Charlop, Ph.D., BCBA, has enjoyed a long career helping children with autism and their families. She is a professor of psychology at CMC and director of The Claremont Autism Center, her renowned research and treatment center for children with ASD and their families. As a licensed psychologist, she also maintains a private practice and consultation services.

Charlop has hundreds of professional conference presentations and publications in the field of autism and has done keynote addresses, workshops, and lectures around the globe. A dedicator contributor to the field, her most recent book is “Play and Social Skills for Children with ASD”. She is also the author of “Naturalistic and Incidental Teaching,” now in second addition.

Her research areas focus on communication, motivation, social skills, behavior problems and parent collaboration and education She has crafted several well used treatment protocols such as video modeling and used everyday technology to enhance learning. 

Professor Charlop is the recipient of the 2018-19 CMC Faculty Scholarship Award.

Thursday, November 07, 2019 - Evening Program
Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction
Judy Grisel

Judith Grisel, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Bucknell University, began using recreational drugs when she was 13 and ended up in a treatment center at 23. She went on to a research career studying the neuroscience of substance use disorders, and eventually to write a recent New York Times bestseller Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction. Her talk will illustrate the neural changes that underlie the development substance use disorders and make recovery so challenging.

Judith Grisel, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized behavioral neuroscientist and a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Bucknell University with expertise in pharmacology and genetics. Her research focuses on determining root causes of drug addiction. She is recognized as a distinguished mentor by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for her collaboration in this research with undergraduate students, has been the recipient of numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health, and is the author of a New York Times Bestseller and NB Book of the Month.

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