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Annual Conference: November 12, 2021

Social and Emotional Impacts of the Pandemic:
Reshaping the Practice of Psychology

Full Day

hybrid: in-person limited to first 80 registrants OR unlimited live-streaming*
Member: $130
Non-member: $180
New Member: $100  (Join today to receive this discount!)
Student: $50

Register for Full Day In-Person
Register for Full Day Virtual


Morning or afternoon, live streaming and recorded**
Member: $75
Non-member: $100
Student: $35

Register for Half-Day Virtual AM
Register for Half-Day Virtual PM
*This is a hybrid event: limited to 80 people in-person at Home2Suites by Hilton in South Portland, ME. Only Full-Day registration for in-person registrants.
**Live Streaming for virtual attendees. This event will be recorded and available for purchase afterward.

Morning Keynote and Presentation (3 CEUs): 8am – 12noon

  • Welcome by President Thomas Cooper, PsyD
  • Keynote
  • Presentation by Robert P. Franks, PhD, CEO Judge Baker Children’s Center (JBCC) and faculty member at Harvard Medical School:
    Addressing Psychological Impacts of the Pandemic on the Family and Policies that Guide Practice
    –Full Presentation Description Available Soon

Afternoon Panel and Awards Presentation (3 CEUs): 1pm – 5pm

  • Panel Discussion: The Impacts of COVID-19 Across the Lifespan
  • Featuring Panelists:
    • Susan Maataoui, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, VA New England Healthcare System
    • Kathryn Graff Low, PhD, Professor of Psychology Bates College
    • Karen Levine, PhD, Psychologist, Lecturer on Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
      –Full Panel Description Available Soon
  • Awards Presentation and Closing Remarks


Dr. Robert P. Franks

Dr. Robert P. Franks is president and Chief Executive Officer of the Judge Baker Children’s Center (JBCC) and a faculty member at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Franks, a leader in the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based practices in children’s mental health, holds a master’s degree from George Washington University and a Ph.D. from Boston College. He completed his clinical training and doctoral fellowship in child psychology at the Yale University Child Study Center in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Franks has served on the faculties of the Yale University School of Medicine, the University of Connecticut Health Center, and the Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Franks has worked in academic settings, non-profit institutions, medical centers, and the community to improve the quality of behavioral health care for children and families.  He has worked across multiple child-serving sectors at the local and national level, including pediatrics, behavioral health, education, juvenile justice, and child welfare.  Over the course of his career, he has led numerous statewide workforce development initiatives to implement a wide range of best and evidence-based practices and programs.  His work has helped bridge the gap between research and practice and improved access to high-quality care for thousands of families.  Dr. Franks is recognized as a national expert on the dissemination, implementation, and sustainment of best practices in behavioral health.

As CEO of the Judge Baker Children’s Center, Dr. Franks works at the policy, systems, and practice levels to create sustainable change and improve access to quality behavioral health care leading to lifelong positive outcomes for children and families in Massachusetts and beyond. Dr. Franks is further establishing the Judge Baker Children’s Center as a national leader in children’s mental health and works collaboratively with partners locally and nationally at the policy, systems and practice levels to advance quality care that has been proven to help children and families.