Notice: Due to poor economic conditions All Events For 2008 Are Cancelled.

dbh NeuroScience Seminars is proud to present future seminars in 2009.  These events will be announced on our website.  These seminars are designed for professinals in psychiatry, psychology, social work, education, and nursing.  Parents and caregivers find this experience especially useful in their day to day caring of  this population. These events will be held at a convenient location, close to the airport. History has shown that most of our attendees come from all over the country. We want to accommodate all attendees with valuable information, a relaxing environment and the ease of traveling.  

This unique 2-day presentation will provide attendees a rare opportunity for quality fully accredited, continuing education.  


Demitri Papolos, MD and Janice Papolos
Authors of "The Bipolar Child"




7:30-8:15 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM: Conference begins with a Welcome from Texas, Introductions, and 
                 Keynote Presentation with Dimitri Papolos, MD
10:30 AM: Morning Break

11:00 AM to Noon: Presentation continues

Noon to 1:30 PM: Lunch on your own

1:30 PM: "Controversies Surronding the Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar

2:30 PM: Afternoon Break

3:00 PM: Presentation continues

4:00 PM: Panel Discussion and Question & Answer Session

5:00 PM: Adjourn for the day


7:30-8:15 AM: Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM: Keynote address with Janice Papolos, "24: A Day in the Life of 
                 Bipolar Children and Their Families"

10:30 AM: Morning Break

11:00 AM: Presentation continues

Noon to 1:30 PM: Lunch on your own

1:30 PM: "The Real World of Dealing with Bipolar Families" with William
                   Shryer, DCSW, LCSW, including Case Vignettes and Discussion

2:30 PM: Family issues in dealing with juvenile bipolar disorder and Family Focused 
                 Treatment with David Miklowitz, PhD
3:30: Panel Discussion and Question & Answer Session

4:30 PM: Wrap-up and adjourn



         By attending this seminar the participants will enhance their understanding of:


The psychological dynamics and behavioral manifestations of juvenile bipolar disorder


Comorbid conditions, the diverse spectrum of symptoms, and differential diagnostic concerns


The genetic, neurobiological, and environmental influences affecting individuals across the lifespan 


The special educational needs of this population, and associated challenges to academic success


Family-focused clinical and educational interventions, as well as effective support systems for clients and family members

 Event Tuition
This is a two-day seminar from 8:30am to 4:30pm each day The tuition is as follows:

2-Day Seminar

Licensed Professionals

Students with proof of enrollment

Parents of Special Needs Children            

Featured Panelists and Presenters


William J Shryer, DCSW, LCSW  Is the Clinical Director of Diablo Behavioral Healthcare in Danville, CA and the Program Director of dbh Neuroscience Seminars. 
He earned his B.A. degree in sociology at California State University in Hayward. He received his M.S.W. from the University of California at Berkeley specializing in children and families.  Mr. Shryer has been in private practice since 1981, specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and Mood Disorders in adults, children, and their families.  Mr. Shryer has lectured frequently to college classes and professionals.   He currently manages three behavioral clinics with a staff of psychiatrists, clinical & educational psychologists, and speech and occupational therapists.  Mr. Shryer has been Contra Costa TV's moderator for “Mental Health Perspectives” and “With the Family in Mind.”  With topics such as Asperger’s Disorder, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children and adults, it remains the most requested series five years after its original airing.  He is an advocate for children with special needs in both the public and private sectors. 
David Miklowitz, PhD
is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Colorado. Dr. Miklowitz completed his undergraduate work at Brandeis University and his doctoral and postdoctoral work at UCLA. His research focuses on family environmental factors and family psychoeducational treatments for adult-onset and childhood-onset bipolar disorder.

Dr. Miklowitz has published more than 100 research articles and book chapters on bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. His articles have appeared in the Archives of General Psychiatry, British Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Biological Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and Journal of Abnormal Psychology. His book with Michael Goldstein, Bipolar Disorder: A Family-Focused Treatment Approach (Guilford), won the 1998 Outstanding Research Publication Award from the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy. His latest book (2002), also with Guilford, is titled The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide.


 Steven Mattis, PhD, A.B.P.P   is Clinical Professor of Neurology (Neuropsychology) at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Adjunct Professor of Neurology (Clinical Neuropsychology) at New York University. He serves as Director of Neuropsychology Post-Doctoral Training in the Department of Neurology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and is a partner in the Mattis & Luck Center for Neuropsychological Services, LLP.

Dr. Mattis is a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist (American Board of Professional Psychology) and Fellow of the American Psychological Association. He is past-president of the Neuropsychology Division (Division 40) of the American Psychological Association, the International Neuropsychological Society, the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology, and immediate past-president of the American Board of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Mattis’ research activities in learning disabilities in children and the effects of brain damage on cognition have more recently centered on the neuropsychology of affective disorders. In collaboration with Dr. Demitri Papolos, he is currently investigating the neuropsychological status and variability in status of children with juvenile-onset bipolar disorder.