COVID-19 Weekly Webinars 2022

Weekly webinars by International Guest Speakers

Embracing the opportunity to increase our understanding of psychological distress presented by this pandemic, the UCD Academic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry presents a Mental Health and COVID-19 Summer School.

The Summer School takes place via a series of weekly 1 hour webinars on topics relating to the pandemic and its psychological impact.  Aimed at clinicians and interested members of the public, the series continues throughout 2020-2022.

We hope in this way to share learnings and support our colleagues at the front line of service provision with inputs relevant to a variety of clinical areas pertaining to mental health.

Registration is free, webinars are recorded and available to listen to in your own time.

Webinar Schedule




07 January 2022

NB. 04.00 - 05.00 PM

Sex differences in Neurobiology of Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Lawrence Fung, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Stanford Neurodiversity Project
Director, Adult Neurodevelopment Clinic
Co-Director, Grand Rounds

Principal Investigator, Fung Lab
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine

Stanford Neurodiversity Project  Adult Neurodevelopment Clinic Fung Lab

14 January 2022

NB. 04.00 - 05.00 PM

New Perspectives On Subtypes For Youth With ADHD John Leikauf, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Stanford University School of Medicine

21 January 2022

Understanding the contribution of complex trauma to psychopathology and cognitive deficits 

Link to paper

Dr Stephanie Lewis,

Clinical Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and
MRC Clinical Research Training Fellow

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

28 January 2022 - postponed

Exercise and lifestyle for the prevention and management of mental illness: evidence, mechanisms and implementation 

Dr Brendon Stubbs,

Head of Physiotherapy, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation trust

Senior Clinical Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London 

28 January 2022

CAMHS, COVID-19 and Crisis

Prof. Fiona McNicholas MD, FRCPsych, Dip Clin Psychother

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist at Lucena & OLCHC, Crumlin
Dept Chair in child & adolescent psychiatry in UCD

04 February 2022

Understanding Adjustment Disorder

PPT Webinar 2022 PCasey


Prof Patricia Casey, FRCPI, FRCPsych, MD
Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, UCD, Ireland
Consultant Psychiatrist, Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Editor, BJPsych Advances, Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, UK 

11 February 2022

Brain and body mechanisms of mental health treatment 

Dr Camilla Nord,

Group Leader, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
University of Cambridge
Fellow and Director of Studies, Christ’s College Cambridge 

18 February 2022 

What Twin Studies Have Taught Us About Child Temperament 

Kimberly Saudino, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Director of the Boston University Twin Project

Boston University


25 February 2022

Breath-Body-Mind Supports Children and Families during Stress, Trauma, Disasters, and the COVID-19 Crisis 

Dr Patricia Gerbarg,

Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry
New York Medical College 

04 March 2022

Introduction to Breath-Body-Mind Methods - Experiential Practices for Stress Resilience and Personal Transformation 

Dr Richard Brown

Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry

Columbia University

04 March 2022

Eating Disorder presentations and management during COVID-19


Eating Disorder Awareness Week

11 March 2022

The burden of mental disorders, substance use disorders and self-harm among young people in Europe, 1990–2019: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 

Dr Castelpietra PPT UCD ACAP

Dr Giulio Castelpietra,

MD, Ph.D
Region Friuli Venezia Giulia
Central Health Directorate
Outpatient and Inpatient Care Service

18 March 2022

Bank Holiday


25 March 2022

NB. 03.00 - 04.00 PM

Cultural Research deconstructs the psychosocial construct ‘expressed emotion' 

Prof Alison M. Heru MD

Professor of Psychiatry
University of Colorado 

01 April 2022 

NB. 12.45 - 13.45

Embedding Public Mental Health & Person-centred Care in Psychiatric Training 

Professor Subodh Dave

Dean, Royal College of Psychiatrists, London

Consultant at Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust 

08 April 2022

Nature and course of psychological symptoms in the general population during the pandemic 
Sam Chamberlain MB/BChir PhD MRCPsych
Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry,
University of Southampton
Wellcome Clinical Fellow,
Department of Psychiatry, University of Southampton;
& Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge.
Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist,
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust;
University of Cambridge;
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS
Foundation Trust.
Vice Chair, Academic Faculty, RCPsych;
Member, Psychopharmacology Committee,
15 April 2022 

Easter Friday 


22 April 2022

Telling Tales, The Importance of Narrative in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 

Dr Sabina Dosani, MBBS MSc MRCPsych
Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
CHASE Funded Doctoral Researcher 

29 April 2022

Adolescent depression: dissecting heterogeneity 

Professor Frances Rice | Yr Athro Frances Rice

Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health | Division of Psychological Medicine & Clinical Neurosciences | Cardiff University


06 May 2022

Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose? Why computer-assisted psychiatric assessment may be a good thing for our relationships with our patients  David Foreman, Culture editor, BJPsych Bulletin; Research Consultant, NIHR; Affiliate Senior lecturer,King's College, London; Medical Director, Central London private practice; Medical member of the Isle of Man mental health and social services  

13 May 2022

CANCELLED, will be rescheduled

The etiology of youth resilience to neighborhood disadvantage  S. Alexandra Burt, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Michigan State University
Co-Director of the Michigan State University Twin Registry 

20 May 2022

The promise of self-monitoring for precision-psychiatry 

The promise of self-monitoring for precision-psychiatryHRiese

Harriëtte Riese, PhD
University of Groningen | Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen |
Department of Psychiatry 

CHAIR: Dr. Kieran Moore, M.B., MCPsych.I.

Head of Department,

Consultant Paediatric Liason Psychiatrist,

Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin

27 May 2022


Mental disorders and violence in adolescence

Dr Rongqin Yu, PhD
Post-doctoral Researcher
Department of Psychiatry
University of Oxford, UK

CHAIR: Dr. Kieran Moore, M.B., MCPsych.I.

Head of Department,

Consultant Paediatric Liason Psychiatrist,

Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin

3 June 2022


An Introduction to the Power Threat Meaning Framework 

Dr Anne Darcy
Specialist Clinical Psychologist  

Member of Psychologists for Social Change Northern Ireland

10 June 2022

COVID-19, academic leadership, and human resilience 

Dr Peter Buckley, MD

Chancellor, The University of Tennessee Health Science CenterDistinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

17 June 2022

Adolescent depression: treatment resistance - what can we do?

Dr Rachel Hogan, Clinical Lead CAMHS Pharmacist at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and is a credentialed member of the College of Mental Health Pharmacy

Dr Tony James, Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Oxford and consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Highfield Unit, Oxford

24 June 2022

Mental health of children in care, interventions and outcome 

 Pallab Majumder, MBBS; FRCPsych; MD; PhD

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Honorary (Clinical) Associate Professor, University of Nottingham
Training Programme Director, CAP, Health Education England – East Midlands
Medical Governor, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 

1 July 2022 

Neuroimmunology: relevance for psychiatric illnesses 
Dr Prasanna de Silva MB.BCh, B.Med.Biol., MRCPsych, Cert.AD.Education
Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer. Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust St. Nicholas Hospital

8 July 2022

Psychopharmacology of Autism Spectrum Disorder 
Prof Christopher J McDougle
MD, Director,
Lurie Center for Autism
Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Massachusetts General Hospital
MGH for Children
Nancy Lurie Marks Professor in the Field of Autism
Harvard Medical School

15 July 2022 

Self-harm and suicide in young people: Associated risk factors and evidence-based interventions
Prof Ella Arensman
Professor of Public Mental Health with the School of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health and Chief Scientist with the National Suicide Research Foundation, University College Cork
Visiting Professor with the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, Griffith University, Brisbane

22 July 2022

Exploring the implementation and use of remote mental health consultations during the COVID-19 pandemic
Emer Galvan
Clement Archer PhD Scholar in the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

29 July 2022

Major Depression: the Value of Treatment (No recording available)
Prof Allan Young
Head of School and Vice-Dean for Academic Psychiatry,
Chair of Mood Disorders and Director of the Centre for Affective Disorders in the Department of Psychological Medicine in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London

2nd September 2022 

CANCELLED, will be rescheduled

Difficult to treat depression: a reconceptualization of treatment resistant depression of clinical significance

Prof Hamish McAllister-Williams

Professor of Affective Disorders in the Northern Centre for Mood Disorders, Translational and Clinical Research Institute, Newcastle University.

9 September 2022

UKAAN - 15 years of adult ADHD training, networking, service development & research

Dr Ulrich Muller-Sedgwick
Consultant psychiatrist & lead for adult neurodevelopmental pathways for the Government of Jersey

16 September 2022

Real-world effectiveness of antipsychotic doses in schizophrenia

Dr Heidi Taipale
Senior Researcher at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

23 September 2022

Managing Anorexia Nervosa in pregnancy

Professor Megan Galbally

Bio: Director of the Centre for Women’s and Children’s Mental Health at Monash University’s School of Clinical Sciences

30 September 2022


Digital technologies to support adolescents with depression and anxiety
Dr Rhys Bevan-Jones
Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences at Cardiff University.

7th October 2022


A neurologist's journey: the path less taken, never forgotten  Prof Cormac A. O'Donovan,
MD, Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Wake Forest Baptist Health, North Carolina

14th October 2022


A new integrated early care pathway for autism – an evidenced approach  Prof Jonathan Green
Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in the University of Manchester and Honorary Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist at Central Manchester and Manchester Children’s Hospitals University NHS Trust and Manchester Biomedical Research Centre 

21st October 2022


Working with Children Affected by the War in Ukraine  Prof Dennis Ougrin
Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Reader in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Global Mental Health at King’s College London 

28th October 2022


How to make progress with stalled cases: Things to try when patients are not improving  Dr Michael Sweeney
Director of the Metropolitan Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, New York

Our thanks to the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland for their assistance in publicising this Summer School and for accrediting constituent webinars for CPD purposes.