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Friday, October 22 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
At a Distance: Child and Adolescent Practice through the Pandemic

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Mental Health practice with children, adolescents and families is challenging under any circumstances, due to the complexity of the problems and systems involved.  During the pandemic, this greater complexity has meant additional challenges as clinicians try to meet the increasing needs of the youth population.  This panel discussion will feature clinicians who work with young people in a variety of practice settings, reflecting on what they have observed through the pandemic and providing their insights into what we may need to do in the future to support youth and families as we come out of the pandemic.  We hope to have a lively discussion, and audience input will be encouraged.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to identify several common themes related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth and families across practice settings.
  • Participants will be able to describe one or two changes in referral patterns to public mental health programs in Hawaii that took place during the pandemic.
  • Participants will be able to discuss several problems related to children’s mental health that are likely to intensify as we come out of the pandemic.
  • Participants will be able to identify several ways practitioners can adjust their practice to be better able to respond to children’s needs during a pandemic.

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Jodie Gerson, MA, MS

Doctoral Student, Hawaii School of Professional Psychology at Chaminade University of Honolulu
Jodie E. Gerson, MA, MS, CPM, CETP is Predoctoral Intern with the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and has two Master's degrees; one in Community Clinical Psychology, the other in Marriage and Family Therapy. She successfully defended her dissertation on Understanding Metaphors... Read More →
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Trina Orimoto, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Child Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, UH Manoa
Dr. Orimoto is passionate about improving the lives of local families by making the best of psychological science available to everyone. She values her role as a scientist-practitioner-activist and currently serves as a psychologist at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Center... Read More →
avatar for Tammie Noelani Perreira, PsyD

Tammie Noelani Perreira, PsyD

Primary Care Psychologist, Waimanalo Health Center
Born and reared in rural Hawaii communities by Hawai'i family, nature and spirit, Dr. Perreira believes what is good for Hawai'i is good for humans. She is a product of her environment, ancestors and education. T. Noelani Perreira, Psy.D. is a Hawaiian psychologist licensed to practice... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl Andaya, PsyD

Cheryl Andaya, PsyD

Deputy Director/Director of Training, Family Strengthening Center
Dr. Cheryl Andaya is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the area of child maltreatment. She completed her internship at Atascadero State Hospital, a California maximum security forensic psychiatric facility. Her post-doctoral training was at Kapiolani Child Protection Center... Read More →
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Kelsie Okamura, PhD

Assistant Professor, Hawai'i Pacific University
Dr. Kelsie H. Okamura is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and an Assistant Professor at Hawai’i Pacific University in the Department of Psychology. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and completed her predoctoral internship at... Read More →
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Katlyn Hale, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist, Department of Education, West Hawai'i District
Dr. Katlyn Hale earned her Psy.D. in clinical psychology at Pacific University School of Professional Psychology in Hillsboro, OR. She completed her Predoctoral Internship with HI-PIC at the Department of Education, West Hawaii District, where she was later employed. Since 2014 Dr... Read More →

Friday October 22, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm HST
Room 3
  Roundtable Session