Considerations in Evidence-Based Risk Assessment and Differential Diagnosis in Children and Adolescents | Burrell


Benchmarks at Burrell: Considerations in Evidence-Based Risk Assessment and Differential Diagnosis in Children and Adolescents

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 21, online via Zoom

Featured Speaker: Diana Bastien, Psy.D.


This Intermediate-level presentation will discuss conducting evidence-based risk assessment in youth. Examples of de-identified cases from inpatient and outpatient settings will be included. The presentation will also entail a discussion of ways to differentiate among various mental health conditions that may present and manifest in similar ways in youth. Emphasis will be on how research findings and expert consensus can effectively guide clinical practice. This training is intended for mental health professionals who work with children and adolescents.

Date: Friday, May 21, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (one hour off at noon for lunch)
Cost: $25 for Burrell staff, $35 for community members (includes 6 CE credits, if applicable)
CE credits: Full participation AND return of post-session survey earns 6 CE credits
Questions: Call Mandy Vela at 417-761-5020 or e-mail

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify factors that have been shown to be predictive risk factors for suicide attempts in youth.
  2. Participants will be able to discuss the 3-tiered child risk assessment process supported by evidence & expert consensus.
  3. Participants will be able to describe how hallucination content in early-onset schizophrenia differs from content in other psychiatric conditions.
  4. Participants will be able to explain how to differentiate between psychiatric conditions in youth that can present in similar ways.
  5. Participants will be able to describe features of uncommon, yet important, psychiatric and neuropsychiatric conditions of which to be aware in youth.
  6. Participants will be able to briefly discuss treatment of childhood mental health conditions that are still being established in the literature.

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Speaker Bio:

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Diana Bastien, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist in Missouri and is credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. She provides clinical services at the CoxHealth Pediatric Center through Burrell Behavioral Health’s Department of Integration. Dr. Bastien specializes in the use of evidence-based treatment for anxiety disorders, OCD, and tics in children and adolescents. Dr. Bastien received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of South Florida, and her Master of Arts and Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the APA-accredited Florida School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Bastien completed an APA-accredited internship at Royal Oaks Hospital through the National Psychology Training Consortium and postdoctoral fellowship at CoxHealth Pediatric Center and MAPS Child Development Center. She received additional training in the treatment of co-morbid conditions in Autism Spectrum Disorders through the University of Missouri. Dr. Bastien has co-authored peer-eviewed papers on various pediatric conditions. Dr. Bastien serves as a mentor to graduate students through the Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
(APA Division 53) Mentor Match Program.


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