ADHD in Children and Adolescents (April/May/June) The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report - Editor in Chief Date of Issue: 04/01/2022 | Volume: 13 | Number: 3&4 There are so many decisions to make in treating ADHD. Should we use the new stimulants or stick with old ones? And how should we talk with parents who are concerned about trying them? We also review the latest word on treating anxiety disorders, and much much more. Assessment in Children and Adolescents (January/February/March) The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report - Editor in Chief Date of Issue: 01/01/2022 | Volume: 13 | Number: 1&2 Parents, teachers, and children often give different stories. In this issue we talk about managing these discrepancies. Many clinicians rely on their clinical interviews. Learn how structured assessments improve diagnostic accuracy and outcomes tracking. We also discuss the role of Atomoxetine in ADHD and take on how to optimize school inclusion.
Moving Beyond ABA: A Positive Development in the Care of Children with Autism- Doximity Article. Feder, J. Doximity online.
School Inclusion: What You Need to Know. Feder, J. The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report.
Carlat, D, Aikens, C, and Feder, J. Prescribing Psychotropics: From Drug Interactions to Pharmacogenetics. (Drug Metabolism 4th Edition). Carlat Publishing. In press for release.
Keating, G Do Children Benefit from Chiropractic Care? Fielding Graduate University. Dissertation Research Member.
Rosen, S Family Child Care Providers’ Engagement with Professional Development: A Mixed-Methods Study of Providers’ Well-Being and the Impact of Professional Development Fielding Graduate University. Dissertation Research Member.
Harris, K. A Study Of Empathic Responses In Preschool-Age Children Using A Kind Test Method And Emque Test Scores. Fielding Graduate University. Dissertation Committee Chair.
Losada, D. - The Journey Of Perinatal Women’s Lived Experience Of Traumatic Birth, Breastfeeding, Caregiving, And Bonding Using Photovoice And The Diary-Interview Method Fielding Graduate University. Dissertation Research Member.
Mossop, M. A Sequential Explanatory Mixed-Methods Study of Caring with Caring: An Evaluation of a Tailored Early Childhood Mental Health Professional Development Program Fielding Graduate University. Dissertation Research Member.
Overarousal in Children and Adolescents (Oct/Nov/Dec) The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report - Editor in Chief Date of Issue: 10/01/2021 | Volume: 12 | Number: 7&8 Trouble predicting whether your patient is headed toward bipolar? Trying to manage aggression in the context of ADHD? Can’t get your patients to sleep? Horse therapy? This issue also covers preliminary research on agitation in the ER, IVIG for PANS, treating selfinjury with ADHD, and whether the DASH diet can impact ADHD.
Autism in Children and Adolescents (April/May/June) The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report - Editor in Chief Date of Issue: 04/01/2021 | Volume: 12 | Number: 3&4 In this issue we dig down into the three main autism interventions: traditional Applied Behavioral Analysis, Developmental Relationship Based Intervention, and Naturalistic DevelopmentalBehavioral Intervention. What we found might floor you. We also update autism medications, cover the new 21st Century Cures Act, and look at ECT and the timing of gender affirming care.
Clinical Complexity With Children and Adolescents (Jan/Feb/Mar) The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report - Editor in Chief Date of Issue: 03/01/2021 | Volume: 12 | Number: 1&2 In our winter 2021 issue, we dig deeper into current and chronic areas of clinical complexity: COVID 19 trauma, genetic testing & pharmacogenetics, managing cultural differences, and clinical care in separated and divorced families. We also cover best practices with melatonin, treatment of eating disorders, OCD, ECT and a classic ADHD study.
Mood Disorders in Children and Adolescents (Oct/Nov/Dec) The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report - Editor in Chief Date of Issue: 10/01/2020 | Volume: 11 | Number: 7&8 A surging pandemic, cultural turmoil—we are all working as best we can. At Carlat we prepare you to face disasters, talk with patients and families about suicidality with antidepressants, manage video gaming, and understand dyslexia. Worried about air pollution and mental health? Listen to our podcasts. We are with you, and we want to help.
Carlat, D, Aikens, C, and Feder, J. How to Prescribe Psychiatric Medications: from Drug Interactions to Pharmacogenetics. Carlat Publishing.
Medication? Maybe. The limited role of medication to treat selective mutism. Chapter in Selective Mutism: A Developmental approach Fernald, Joleen, ed.
Murphy, C The Feasibility of a Universal Social-Emotional Conscious Discipline Parent Education Curriculum Training in the Community Setting Fielding Graduate University. Dissertation Research Member.
Clancey, S Creating Capacity for Co-regulation and Empathy: A Quantitative Study of Toddlers with a History of Substance Exposure and Their Adoptive Parents Fielding Graduate University. Dissertation Research Member.
Camacho, B Mentoring for Teachers and Other Educational Personnel Fielding Graduate University. Dissertation Research Member.
Poteet, F - The Fever Effect: Do Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Improve When They Use a Device to Warm Their Blood? Effects of a 6-Week AVACEN Treatment Method for ASD Fielding Graduate University. Dissertation Chair.
Identity & Culture in Children and Adolescents (July/August/September) The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report - Editor in Chief Date of Issue: 07/01/2020 | Volume: 11 | Number: 5&6 This issue features 2 QA interviews which help us to better understand cultural diversity as well as the risks and care related to transgender and gender-diverse patients. We also have articles on trauma informed care and the use of interpreters as well as pieces on the use of SSRIs for repetitive behaviors in autism and another update on the risks of suicide as related to the series, 13 Reasons Why. BRIDGE Collaborative Toddler Early Intervention Community Collaborative Based Research. 3.3m grant to conduct a controlled study of the revised Teaching Social Communication to Children with Autism and Other Developmental Delays, Second Edition: The Project ImPACT Manual for Parents, Edition.
Helping Families Through the COVID-19 Pandemic. Feder, J. The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report.
Psychosis in Children and Adolescents (April/May/June) The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report - Editor in Chief Date of Issue: 05/01/2020 | Volume: 11 | Number: 3&4 Psychosis with a dollop of Corona – in this issue we talk about the scope of psychotic disorders in children and adolescents, managing the cognitive impact of psychosis and psychosis treatment, the impact of air pollution on children’s mental health, and, of course, the coronavirus pandemic. There are also pieces on oral contraceptives and depression, parental roles in managing teen sleep, vitamin D for ADHD, and sorting out the use of SSRIs for repetitive behaviors in autism.
Reviewer for: Evidence-Based Practices for Children, Youth, and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Steinbrenner, J. et. al. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, National Clearinghouse on Autism Evidence and Practice Review Team.
ADHD in Children and Adolescents (Jan/Feb/Mar) The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report - Editor in Chief Date of Issue: 01/01/2020 | Volume: 11 | Number: 1 Hear two masters in ADHD: Dr Russ Barkley on ADHD and longevity, and Dr Ned Hallowell on finding the right life partner. We cover the conundrum of diagnosis vs target symptoms, understanding dyslexia and reading programs. We look at whether stimulant medications reduce criminal behavior and look at maximal dosing of methylphenidate.
Overemphasis of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) Evaluation Subverts a Clinician’s Ability to Provide Access to Autism Services. Gwynette, M. et. al. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Volume 58 / Number 12 / December 20191222-1223.
Project ImPACT for Toddlers: Pilot outcomes of a community adaptation of an intervention for autism risk. Stahmer, A., et al.Sage Publishing. Autism 1-16: November 2019
Autism in Children and Adolescents (November/December) The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report - Editor in Chief Date of Issue: 11/01/2019 | Volume: 10 | Number: 8 For our 2019 autism issue we interviewed Dr. Lauren Brookman-Frazee on helping clinicians dissect ASD related difficulties and put together more effective treatment plans. We also cover research on mothers’ impact on children’s social emotional growth, and we report on the question of neurotoxicity of antipsychotics, with guidance on medication selection.
Using Responsive Caregiving to Improve Resilience of Young Children Living in Areas Impacted by Armed Conflict. Clancy, S et. al. The Peace Psychologist. 28: 1 July 2019
Depression in Children and Adolescents (May/June/July/August) The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report - Editor in Chief Date of Issue: 05/01/2019 | Volume: 10 | Number: 4&5 This double issue on depression will help child psychiatrists understand the latest in depression treatment based on the research completed in the past decade. The lead article examines the current place of TMS in the treatment of children and teens with depression and other conditions. This issue also looks at how we conceptualize and assess research to try and answer the specific clinical questions that arise in daily practice.
Child and Adolescent Disorders and Psychopharmacology – content expert for Relias Learning Course for entry level Psychologists; intermediate and advanced level Nurses; intermediate and advanced level Social Workers; intermediate level Professional Counselors; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
Contributor to: Teaching Social Communication to Children with Autism and Other Developmental Delays, Second Edition: The Project ImPACT Manual for Parents, Edition 2. Ingersoll and Dvortcsak, May 2019. Guildford Publications.
Trauma in Children and Adolescents (March/April) The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report - Editor in Chief Date of Issue: 03/01/2019 | Volume:10 | Number: 2&3 This double issue was long in the making. We contacteda number of experts in the world of trauma, from Jeff Max on traumatic brain injury to Suzan Song on helping refugees. We also spoke with Stuart
Psychiatric Aspect of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents. Feder, J. March / April 2019 The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report.
March 2019 International Network for Peacebuilding with Young Children (INPB) launch of pilot research on the Media Initiative for Children (MIFC) Toddler Module update Fielding Graduate University Social Transformation Grant. Omagh, Northern Ireland. March 2019.
Anxiety in Children and Adolescents (January/February) The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report - Editor in Chief Date of Issue: 01/01/2019 | Volume: 10 | Number: 1 For our 2019 issue on anxiety, we spoke with Dr. Moira Rynn at Duke about the concept of anxiety as a pervasive symptom that cuts across diagnostic categories. We are focused on anxiety as a target symptom that happens every day, but what are the data for medication treatment?
Treptow, R. Pediatricians’ Implicit Bias Towards Newborns With Trisomy 21: Merging Vignette Survey And Implicit Association Test (Iat) Methods. Fielding Graduate University. Dissertation Research Member.
White, D. Should We Listen Better to Parents? The Predictive Value of Parental Concerns about Their Child's Development Fielding Graduate University. Dissertation Research Member. 2018.
ADHD in Children and Adolescents (November/December) The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report - Editor in Chief Date of Issue: 11/01/2018 | Volume: 9 | Number: 8 How do we think about the future of kids with ADHD? This issue includes an Expert Q&A with Dr. Mark Katz with a hopeful approach to that question, as well as a quick look at a newly released overnight ADHD medication.
Project consultant for technology accessibility, Intellivision.
Assessing and treating Violence in Patients. Carlat Child Psychiatry Report.
Child Medication Fact Book for Psychiatric Practice. Feder, J., Tien, E., Jutras, J. Carlat, D. Carlat Publishing Company. Clinical guide for child psychiatrists and other prescribers.
Connection Coder App. SymPlay LLC and Fielding Graduate University. ITune store.
Book: Child Medication Fact Book for Psychiatric Practice. Feder, J., Tien, E., Jutras, J. Carlat, D.: October 2018. Carlat Publishing.
App Launch (iTunes): Connection Coder - video coding of interactions to support social communication and problem-solving. SymPlay LLC/ Quicksilver Software/ Fielding Graduate University.
Psychotropic Risks in Children and Adolescents (May/June) The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report - Editor in Chief Date of Issue: 05/01/2018 |Volume: 9 | Number: 4 This issue covers the advantages and disadvantages of using psychotropic medications to treat children and adolescents. It also provides clinicians with the latest information on using metformin to
minimize antipsychotic-induced weight gain. The benefits of following the informed consent process as it applies to youth patients and their families is also discussed.
Depression in Children and Adolescents (September/October) The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report - Editor in Chief Date of Issue: 09/01/2018 |Volume: 9 | Number: 6&7 In this issue, we look at the complex relationship between bullying and suicidality and offer a range of ideas on how to help your patients with this all-too-common problem, both in the
office and in advocating for your patients, with resources to boot.
Autism in Children and Adolescents (July/August) The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report - Editor in Chief Date of Issue: 07/01/2018 | Volume: 9 | Number: 5 Welcome to the autism issue! We interviewed Dr. Serena Wieder on evidence-based developmental approaches for kids with ASD, ones that bring the humanity back into autism treatment by returning our focus to the nurturing relationships between parents and children, building on children’s ideas to improve communication and learning.
Anxiety in Children and Adolescents (March/April) The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report - Editor in Chief Date of Issue: 03/01/2018 | Volume: 9| Number: 2&3 This double issue covers the broad topic of anxiety in children and adolescents, ranging from current therapeutic interventions to pharmacological options. The role of benzodiazepines in managing child anxiety is specifically examined, discussing the advantages and disadvantages of this prescribing practice. A full page table on the anxiolytic options for children and adolescents is provided along with
anxiety resources that clinicians can share with patients and their families.
Suicide in Children and Adolescents (January/February) The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report - Editor in Chief Date of Issue: 01/01/2018 | Volume: 9 | Number: 1 This issue examines the current ways suicidal episodes in children and adolescents are managed. It informs clinicians on understanding and assessing suicidal ideation and provides updated resources on working with families dealing with suicidal children. In addition, this issue covers the potential role of lithium in the treatment of suicidal ideation.
Many Faces App – Collaborative effort of SymPlay, LLC with Fielding Graduate University, training and referral to support early recognition and support to children and families for developmental challenges. Initial concept 2014, in development beginning Summer 2018 – present.
Merrill, C. Joint Hypermobility in Young Children: Exploring Associations and Behavioral Profiles. Fielding Graduate University. Dissertation Research Member. 2017.
Northern Ireland Reflective Practice Project. Collaborative Effort of Fielding Graduate University with partners in Northern Ireland to develop and pilot reflective practice training for community lay leaders outside of the health system with the goal of improving community indicators of problem-solving. Concept 2013 – 2017. Development summer 2018 - present.
Informed Consent: An Ongoing Process for Focused Care. Carlat Child Psychiatry Report. May, 2018.
Differentiating ADHD from Anxiety: Tips for Clinicians. Carlat Child Psychiatry Report. April, 2018.
The Fever Effect – Collaborative effort of Fielding Graduate University with Avacen, Inc. through the Organization for Autism Research. Controlled pilot study of whether safely increasing body temperature of children with autism spectrum disorder results in symptom improvement. Spring 2018 – present
Development of the Supported Employment, Comprehensive Cognitive Enhancement and Social Skills (SUCCESS) program for adults on the autism spectrum: results of initial study. Baker-Ericzén, M.J., Fitch, M., Kinnear, M., Jenkins, M. M., Smith, L., Montano, G., Twamley, E., Crooke, P, Garcia Winner, M., Feder, J., & Leon, J. Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice. January, 2018.
Adolescents (November/December) The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report - Editor in Chief Date of Issue: 11/01/2017 | Volume: 8 | Number: 8 This issue focuses exclusively on the adolescent population and includes topical coverage ranging from medication compliance and management to effective motivational interviewing. In addition, the nature of risk-taking behavior specific to this age range is explored so that clinicians can work more effectively with both adolescents and their parents.
ADHD in Children and Adolescents (September/October) The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report - Editor in Chief Date of Issue: 09/01/2017 | Volume: 8 | Number: 6&7 This double issue highlights the effectiveness of using an integrative medicine approach for treating children and adolescents with ADHD. Also covered in depth are parameters for choosing medications for ADHD, as well as a full-page ADHD Pediatric Stimulant Comparison Table.
Implicit Bias Assessment and Reflective Practice Community of Practice Training for Early Intervention Caregivers. Fielding Graduate University Social Transformation Grant with the Departments of Infant and Early Childhood Development and The School of Organizational Studies with Fine Infant Program. 2017 – present.
Media Initiative for Children Toddler Module Social Transformation Grant. Fielding Graduate University Departments of Infant and Early Childhood Development and Media Psychology, in Collaboration with The Early Years the Organisation for Young Children in Northern Ireland. Development of training for caregivers (parents and teachers) of toddlers impacted by armed conflict to improve regulation and resilience. Concept 2012 – 2015. Module development 2015 – present; Social Transformation Grant 2017 – present. Pilot planned March 2019, for later global roll out in the International network for Peace Building with Young Children.
Book: Dhamma and DIR: Buddhist Thought as a Framework for Using Developmental Approaches in Helping People with Development and Learning Challenges. Pajareya, K, Feder, J, Goverman, M. English Edition. September, 2017. Bangkok Thailand.
Winter – Spring 2017
San Diego County Refugee Project: Undergraduate student intern project to study the rate of adolescent risk for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Syrian, Iraqi, Somali, and Afghan refugee populations.
Grant Rants – Guidance for Grant Proposals: National Foundation for Autism Research.
Parent perceptions of an adapted evidence-based practice for toddlers with autism in a community setting. Stahmer, A, Feder, J. et al. Autism, The International Journal of Research and Practice.
The Cutting Edge in Transition: NFAR’s Adult Vocational Training Program. Special Needs Law Center.
Center for Discovery – Profectum Summit. Inaugural collaborative meeting to discuss developmental and technological approaches to helping persons with severe disorders of relating and communicating. Hurleyville, New York.[/wpcol_3quarter_end
Summer 2016 – present
Connection Coder app – SymPlay LLC. Development of app to enable training and then rapid coding of videos in natural environments (home, school, clinic) with feedback to caregivers or researchers on measures reflecting regulation, engagement, and social reciprocity. Quicksilver Software, Inc. Irvine, California.
Development of the Supported employment, Comprehensive Cognitive Enhancement and Social Skills (SUCCESS) Program for Adults on the Autism Spectrum: Results of Initial Study. Baker, M, Feder, J et. al. 2016 (awaiting publication).
Bipolar and Related Disorders – Relias Learning course./wpcol_3quarter_end]
Spring 2016 – Winter 2017
Rapid and Cost Effective Video Coding of Connection in Children and Parents with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Naturalistic Settings, A Controlled Pilot Study. Ongoing research at Fielding Graduate University.
Medication Strategies for Helping People with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report
Autism Spectrum Disorder in DSM-5: Change and Challenges. San Diego Elder Law Center: Serving Elder and Disability Communities
Evaluating a Collaborative iPad Game’s Impact on Social Relationships for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, LOUANNE E. BOYD, et. al. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS), Vol. 7, No. 1, Article 3: June 2015. Report of successful research demonstrating the efficacy of Zody’s World: The Clock Catastrophe in supporting social communication in pairs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Mission Report: Early Years International Network for Peace Building with Young Children Mission to Israel. Dinerman, D., Feder, J., Ziv, M. Approx. 40-page internal summary document laying out goals, objectives, itinerary, summaries of meetings with educators, health professionals, thought leaders, and ministry officials, with lessons learned and future planning.
March 2015 – present
BRIDGE Collaborative Toddler Early Intervention Community Collaborative Based Research activities Spring-Summer, 2015: Videotaping of teaching modules on Adjusting Animation and Three Part Series on Reflective Practice. Co-Leading monthly Reflective Practice support for supervisors. San Diego, CA.
Judge: 2015 Autism AppJam. Chapman College
Support for Community Based Research. Cooper, T, Feder, J, Shanker, S, Wilson, D. Letter to the editor. Autism, The International Journal of Research and Practice.
Zody’s World – Community Gaming Event. UCI Autism Social. The University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA.
January 2015, June 2015
Guest reviewer: Autism, The International Journal of Research and Practice.
Spreading the Word: Reflective Process – What It Is And Why It’s Important. Infant Development Association of California Newsletter
October, 2014 – present
ACHIEVE Collaborative – Active Collaborative Hub for Individuals with ASD to Enhance Vocation and Education: SECESS project – Supported Employment, Cognitive Enhancement, Social Skills program for Adults with ASD.
Judge: 2014 Autism AppJam. University of California, Irvine. Irvine, CA.
BRIDGE Collaborative received grants in 2013 from Autism Speaks and the Department of Education totaling $1.15m to investigate the implementation and dissemination of a parent coaching model for intervention with toddlers at risk for Autism and related disorders.
2013 – 2014
University of California, Irvine, Department of Informatics,
The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, and
SymPlay, LLC Family Games for Autism.
Feasibility study using iPad interactive software to facilitate the development of social communication skills in children with mild to moderate autism spectrum disorders.
Inter-Rater Reliability of Video Coding of Engagement Between Caregivers and Children Outside of Laboratory Settings. Nielsen S, Clough M, Feder J. Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and learning Disorders Graduate School. Submitted to Autism, Sage Publications.
Evidence Based Practice in Early Childhood and Infant Mental Health. Brandt K, Feder J, Lillas C, and Deihl J. In Brandt, Tronick et al eds. Core Concepts in Early Childhood and Infant Mental Health. American Psychiatric Press, 2013.
2012 – 2013
Parent Manual for Toddlers Adapted from Teaching Social Communication to Children with Autism by Ingersoll B and Dvortcsak A. San Diego BRIDGE Collaborative. San Diego, California.
2011 – 2013
Principle Investigator: Sertraline Pediatric Registry for the Evaluation of Safety (SPRITES): A Non-interventional, Longitudinal, Cohort Study to Evaluate the Effects of Long-term Sertraline Treatment in Children and Adolescents. Duke Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Trials Network (CAPTN) and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.
2012 – 2013
Early Childhood Mental Health Leaders Group. The Commitment to Early Childhood Mental Health Services in San Diego County: Dedication, Vision, Innovation. Environmental Scan. Hall an et. al. Advised on monograph content, participated in interviews, editing assistance. San Diego, California.
SymPlay LLC Family Games for Autism University of California, Irvine Department of Informatics Technology Fair. Irvine, California.
Symplay LLC Family Games for Autism presentations to potential venture capital investors.
Director of Training, BRIDGE Collaborative, San Diego, CA (Bond, Regulate, Interact, Develop, Grow, Engage) Community Early Intervention Research Project – NIH R21 grant.
Brookman-Frazee, L., Stahmer, A., Searcy, K., Feder, J. Building a Research-Community Collaborative to Improve Community Care for Infants and Toddlers At-Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Community Psychology. Vol. 40, No. 6, 715-734 (2012).
Brandt, K., Deil, J., Feder, J., Lillas, C. A Problem in Our Field: making Distinctions Between Evidence Based Treatment and Evidence Based Practice as a Decision Making Process. Journal of Zero to Three National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families. 32 (4): 42-44.
Symplay LLC Family Games for Autism Kickstarter fund-raising campaign.
Feder, J. Recent Trends in Pediatric Psychopharmacology – Newsletter of the San Diego Psychological Association.
Feder, J, and Singer-Chang, G. Autism spectrum Disorder: What Every Pharmacist Needs to Know. California Pharmacist. Summer 2011 (23-30).
Principal Investigator, New Versus Older Treatments for ADHD (NOTA) Study – A Randomized Controlled Trial of Methylphenidate Transdermal System (Daytrana), Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (Vyvanse), OROS MPH (Concerta), and Mixed Amphetamine Salts Extended Release (Adderall XR) in Children and Adolescents with ADHD. A clinical trial within the Duke/ NIMH Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Trials Network (CAPTN).
Principal Investigator, ASK-PARCA (Antidepressant Safety in Kids / Pharmacogenomics of Antidepressant Response in Children and Adolescents). A clinical trial within the Duke/ NIMH Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Trials Network (CAPTN).
Study Participant: Mt. Sinai Medical School Seaver Autism Research Center. fMRI studies on perception of pain in self and others for persons with autism, December, 2009: Anterior Cingulate and Fronto-Insular Related Brain Networks in Autism, and Behavioral testing of Cognition. Principle investigator Jin Fan, Ph.D., et. al.
Study Participant: Neece, C. L., Kraemer, B.R., & Blacher J. Transition satisfaction and family well-being among parents of young adults with a severe intellectual disability. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 31-43. 2009.
Food For Thought: The Possibility of Abuse. In Sicile-Kira, C., Autism Life Skills. Perigee, 2008.
Food for Thought: Why Medicate? In Sicile-Kira, C., Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum. Perigee, 2006.
Study Participant. Wieder S, Greenspan S. Can children with autism master the core deficits and become empathetic, creative, and reflective? A ten to fifteen-year follow-up of a subgroup of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who received a comprehensive developmental, individual-difference, Relationship-based (DIR) approach. J Dev Learn Disord. 2005; 9 :1 -29.
Study Participant: Stanford University studies in fMRI for children with autism and related disorders on recognition of emotions in pictures of faces. Winter 2000. Resulted in paper: Piggot, J., Kwon, H., et. al. Emotional Attribution in High-Functioning Individuals With Autistic Spectrum Disorder: A Functional Imaging Study. J. Am. Acad. Child Adolesc. Psychiatry, 2004; 43(4):473-480.
Clinical Case Studies of Post-Secondary Student Interventionists Implementing DIR Programs. Journal of Developmental and Learning Disorders, 2004; (6): 49-70. 2002.
Group Intervention for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum and Regulatory Disorders. Submitted to the Journal of Developmental and Learning Disorders, 2003.
Autism Committee, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Practice Parameters For The Assessment And Treatment Of Children, Adolescents, And Adults With Autism And Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders. Volkmar F, Chair. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Society. Co-developer.
Attention Related Disorders and Pervasive Development Disorders Collaborative – another multidisciplinary team in parallel process to the Institute for Children, addressing the response of the health care system to the needs of these children. Includes representatives from Children’s Hospital, University of California at San Diego, and private professionals.
Examiner, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, for oral examination in general psychiatry (Dr. Ruiz’ team) and for the preschool/grade school portion of the child and adolescent psychiatry examination (Dr. Harmon’s team), 1995, 1997. Writing examination questions for the child psychiatry and recertification examinations.
Study Participant: Greenspan, S.I. and Wieder, S. Developmental Patterns and Outcomes in Infant and Children with Disorders in Relating and Communicating: A chart Review of 200 Cases with Autism Spectrum Disorders”. The Journal of Developmental and Learning Disorders., Volume 1, No. 1 (1997b): 87-141.
1993 – 1996
National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland; cooperative studies of pervasive developmental disorders in preschoolers; assisting with a multicenter study of adult attention deficit disorder; developing the concept of a new audiotape review series specific for child psychiatry; reviewer for the peer-reviewed journal Child Maltreatment.
Coordinator for the Braceland Conference, the annual Navy Psychiatry scientific meetings, at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Miami, Florida.
1991 – 1992
Drugs and Kids. Developed and implemented a statewide drug abuse prevention program recognized by the mayor of Honolulu and the governor of Hawaii, later a nationwide model. Tripler Army Medical Center with the Hawaii State Bar Association. Honolulu, Hawaii.
Naval Blood Research Laboratory, Boston, Massachusetts. Bioassays of bacteriocidal properties of leukocytes which had been frozen, stored, and thawed.
Feder, J. Attitudes Toward Mammography and the Dissemination of Pertinent Information. University Hospital, Boston, MA, 1982-1983; Grant from the American Cancer Society. Eastern Student Research Forum, Miami, FL.
Feder, J. A Study in Embedding Field Theory: Numerical Analysis of the Non-Recurrent Gated Dipole. Boston University Center for Adaptive Systems, Boston, MA; Modeled self-evolving neuronal arousal systems mathematically, predicting the effect of stimulant medications in attention deficit disorder. Awarded distinction in mathematics.
Allied Chemical Corporation, Buffalo, New York. Studied oxygen uptake of perfluorinated hydrocarbons for use in the production of biologically manufactured pharmaceuticals.
Reflective Parenting Program Level I.
2002 – 2014
HOPE Infant Family Support Program. Volunteer monthly case review and discussion, Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego Developmental Staff added in 2003- 2011. (Combined with ICDL work above).
2007 – 2009
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Liaison
Board of Directors, Canyon Crest Academy Foundation.
1998 to 2009
Consultant, Toddler School/ Alexa’s Play, Children’s Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, CA, beginning June.
Volunteer Consultant to Solana Beach School District; Dad’s Connection, School Violence.
Committee on Elder Services. San Diego Chapter, United Jewish Federation. Assisting in the allocation of funds for service programs for seniors.
Volunteer Staff, teaching child and adolescent psychopathology, Naval Hospital, San Diego, CA.
Management Development Course, Bethesda, Maryland. Selected “Best Writer”.
1993 – 1996
Neurobehavioral medicine clinic in setting of a teaching institution for children with developmental disorders. NNMC 1993 – 1996.
Intermediate Navy Leadership Course, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
1992 to present
Elementary school and child development center consultation in Hawaii, Maryland, and California1.
USS Raleigh, LPD-1, Norfolk, Virginia. Conducted mass casualty drills at sea. Reviewed heat stress and hearing conservation programs for military vessels.
Officer Indoctrination School, Newport, Rhode Island.
Behavioral work with adults with severe autism and related disorders.
Electrical instrument technician.
Daily care of children with severe neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. congenital Rubella syndrome).
1979 – 1980
College teaching assistant in engineering.
Heavy industrial laborer.