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 2023 Keynote and Invited Speakers

Rinad S. Beidas, is Chair and Ralph Seal Paffenbarger Professor of Medical Social Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Her research leverages insights from implementation science and behavioral economics to help clinicians, leaders, and organizations to use best practices to improve the quality and equity of care and enhance health outcomes. She works across areas including mental health, firearm safety promotion, cancer, HIV, and cardiovascular disease and collaborates closely with key stakeholders, including patients, clinicians, health system leaders, payers, and policymakers. She has over 250 peer-reviewed publications, has led two NIH centers on behavioral economics and implementation science, and is an associate editor for Implementation Science, the flagship journal for the field. She is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies President’s New Researcher Award; the American Psychological Foundation Diane J. Willis Early Career Award; the Perelman School of Medicine Marjorie Bowman New Investigator Research Award; and the Acenda Institute Research Pioneer Award.


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I-CEPS 2023 Masterclasses

Parents under Pressure (PuP) Program

Presented by Professor Sharon Dawe and Associated Professor Paul Harnett

Parenting, emotional regulation and substance use: Investigating the process of change

Improving family functioning and child outcome in families with a multitude of problems – such as parental substance misuse, mental health problems, and parental childhood maltreatment – is essential if we are going to change an intergenerational pattern of adversity. This masterclass will provide an overview of the Parents under Pressure (PuP) program which was developed specifically for families facing multiple adversities. The two central tenets are a focus on parental emotion regulation and the enhancement of safe and nurturing caregiving relationships within the family. PuP has been delivered by over 400 nongovernment and government agencies in Australia and the UK. We will discuss the proposed mechanisms of change with examples from case material and analysis from empirical studies. Determining who may respond best to PuP (moderator analyses) and causal mechanisms drawing from the PuP program logic (mediator analyses) is essential for further development of the program and informs future tailoring of this and other interventions.

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