NEWS | September 24, 2018

MIND Institute announces 2018-2019 Minds Behind the MIND lecture series starting Oct. 3


The UC Davis MIND Institute will host Minds Behind the MIND, a lecture series featuring leading researchers and clinicians who will present their current research and treatment findings beginning in October. Lectures will be held Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7 p.m. at the MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. A Q&A with the speakers will immediately follow.

(L to R) Julie Schweitzer and Aubyn Stahmer (L to R) Julie Schweitzer and Aubyn Stahmer

The presentations in this series will focus on evidence-based practices, which are approaches to treatment that have been studied and have been shown to work.

The first lecture on Oct. 3, “How to be a wise consumer of treatments and practices for ADHD and ASD,” will be presented by Julie Schweitzer and Aubyn Stahmer, professors in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Schweitzer and Stahmer will provide information about evidence-based practices and how practices are established as “evidence-based.” In addition, they will share resources on where to find reliable information about evidence-based practices to help community members make informed decisions about training and services.

Minds Behind the MIND lectures are free and open to the public. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Resource Center will be open before and after each presentation, and information about the research studies will be available to attendees.

Additional lectures include:

· Jan. 16, 2019: “Using Evidence Based Practices in the Home and Community: Visual Supports” with Amber Fitzgerald, special educator and project manager at the MIND Institute

· April 24, 2019: “Using Evidence Based Practices in the Home and Community: Video Modeling” with Patty Schetter, project manager for the Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at the MIND Institute

For additional information, call 916-703-0336. For media inquiries, contact Dorsey Griffith at 916-734-9118 or