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The 20th Anniversary of the B-DI Newsletter for Parents!
Posted August 6, 2017.

BDINews-Caring for the High Maintenance Child, By Kate Andersen is hosted by Yahoo Groups.

The free monthly newsletter for parents has been providing information about temperament and dealing with high maintenance children since 1996. With topics ranging from behavioral adjustment to communication, social skills and family problems, the topical issues have been read by thousands of parents looking for help with their spirited child. BDINews can be downloaded or printed without charge using links to html format and pdf format files at the top of the newsletter pages. These files may also be distributed by parents or professionals to anyone in need of the information.

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22nd Occasional Temperament Conference: Murcia, Spain, May, 2018. Updated August 6, 2017.

Co-hosted by Carmen González-Salinas and Jose A. Carranza, from the University of Murcia, and Charo Rueda from the University of Granada.

Theme: "A multidisciplinary approach to the study of temperament," will bring together a diversity of studies on temperament from different disciplines, including Neuroscience, Personality and Developmental Psychology, as well as research from applied psychology in Clinical and Educational settings.
OTC 22 website http://www.um.es/otc2018

Meeting Dates: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, May 23-25 2018.

Location: University of Murcia, Spain.

New Carey Temperament Scales Questionnaires.
Posted December 14, 2016.
Questionnaire Update: New Format and Design.

William B. Carey, MD & Sean C. McDevitt, PhD, and Associates.

The questionnaires were updated in layout and format to make them easier to read and more convenient to score using CD and online software. The categories and norms remain the same as in the original versions.

For additional information go to the CTS Information Page.

The 21st Occasional Temperament Conference. October 20-22, 2016
Talaris Conference Center, Seattle, WA

OTC21 Preconference meeting.

Report of the OTC 21 Meetings from the Organizers. Posted December 14, 2016.

The theme of the 2016 Occasional Temperament Conference was “Temperament across the lifespan: From biology to intervention,” with the goal of integrating basic biological, behavioral and mental health research with their translation to prevention and intervention. This meeting included several preconference events, offering clinical and advanced quantitative training, with a record number of conference attendees and community members taking advantage of these OTC opportunities. The conference consisted of 8 symposia and over 20 poster presentations, all informing the audience regarding current scientific inquiry into temperament and related fields.

The keynote address given my Nathan Fox was particularly illuminating, spanning the spectrum of studies addressing the development behavioral inhibition and highlighting the work of his prominent former students.

Jan Kristal award recipients broke new ground as well, with the work of Jack Bates and Kåre S. Olafsen, the first academic and the first European colleagues recognized at this meeting.

In another innovative move, this meeting was co-hosted by Liliana Lengua (University of Washington) and Masha Gartstein (Washington State University), who shared responsibility for planning the meeting.

Seattle proved to be a worthy destination, providing many tourist attractions along with information shared at the OTC sessions. As is customary, the next location was discussed at the planning session at the end of the meeting, with potential future sites including US and European destinations – stay tuned!

Click here for Conference details.

Click here for OTC 21 Abstracts of Papers & Posters

Child Behavioral Assessment and Management in Primary Care, Second Edition. Posted June 22, 2016.

William B. Carey, MD & Sean C. McDevitt, PhD, (2016)

Based on the 2012 first edition, the second edition of CBAM offers new content, including an outline of areas of behavioral adjustment in the 0-4 age range and a more detailed review of the application of temperament counseling. A new chapter deals with the confusion of terminology that has crept into the behavioral health field in recent years.

Mobile and print versions are also available.

CBAM2 2016

Click here for free copy in PDF format

21st Occasional Temperament Conference: October 20-22, Seattle, WA, 2016. Co-hosted by Maria Gartstein and Liliana Lengua. Posted January 6, 2016.

The organizers have posted the following information about the upcoming meeting and preconference.

Meeting Theme:“Temperament across the Lifespan: From Biology to Intervention"

Location: Talaris Conference Center:

Meeting Dates: Friday, October 21st-Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Keynote Speaker: Nathan Fox

Preconference Date: Thursday, October 20th at the Center for Child and Family Well-Being:

Additonal information about the 2016 Occasional Temperament Conference, including abstracts, posters and presentations is now available at the OTC 21 web page:

OTC 21 Conference web page: http://depts.washington.edu/ccfwb/content/2016-occasional-temperament-conference

Review of Child Behavior Assessment and Management. Posted May 21, 2015.
March Issue, 2015

Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

The 2012 book by William B. Carey, MD and Sean C. McDevitt PhD was favorably reviewed in a recent issue of the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. Roxanne Almas, MD from Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital summarized her impressions of the book, calling it "clear and user-friendly, which makes it highly accessible to a busy pediatric primary care clinician." She stated: I found the discussion of the impact of temperamental variability on a child's behavioral profile helpful. This perspective can help parents understand their child's behavior and ultimately guide clinicians to appropriate clinical interventions.

See links below for copies of the review and the book.

Click here to get a PDF copy of the review.

Free PDF copy of the book is here.

The Temperament Consortium Membership Directory
Posted May 1, 2015.
Listing of Temperament Consortium Members

Voluntary Listing, Open to all TC Listserv Members

An idea expressed at the last OTC meeting in Nebraska was that the TC group might benefit from having a TC Directory where members could post their names, affiliations and a link to a webpage. The idea was that listserv members could become more aware of who the other members are, what work they are doing with temperament, and possibly initiate collaboration/exchange that would be mutually beneficial. In addition, members of the public could see the disparate and interesting things that are being done in the temperament field. After some initial testing, the new TC Membership directory listing is now available. About 75 of the 360 listserv members have opted to list for the inital launch. Others, and new members, are eligible to join the Directory at any time.

Click here: TC Membership Directory

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