The Rosenberry Conference: Advancing Effective School Mental Health in Colorado

Aurora, CO US
May 5, 2023

Course Overview

Mental health promotion efforts for children include creating supportive school, home, and community environments. For this to be optimized, a myriad of universal mental health promotion strategies (Tier 1), targeted mental health prevention and early intervention services (Tier 2), and individualized mental health treatment (Tier 3) must be systematically implemented. This course will review best practice guidelines for mental health and educational systems integration while reviewing model Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 mental health programs in schools. This course will offer the opportunity to increase competence, understanding, and skills related to school-based mental health endeavors through a public health framework.

    Target Audience

    This conference will be of interest to Physicians, Psychologists, Advanced Practice Providers, Social Workers, Counselors, Family Navigators, School Behavioral Health Providers, Nurses, and School Administrators.

    Learning Objectives

    • Identify key strategies for mental health-education systems integration and advantages for both systems.

    • Describe examples of model mental health promotion and prevention, targeted early intervention, and treatment programs in schools.

    • Identify how chronic health conditions impact academic functioning, school performance, and behavioral and socioemotional health.

    • Identify opportunities to improve interprofessional collaboration and overcome barriers that may influence collaboration practices.


    Additional Information

    Course Contact: 
    Shaun Ayon, CME Project Manager, Phone: (720) 777-2700,
    File Rosenberry 2023 Brochure Final.docx5.37 MB
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    • 6.00 Attendance
    • 6.00 NASW
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    05/05/2023 - 7:30am MDT
    Event ends: 
    05/05/2023 - 4:15pm MDT

    Agenda - Friday, May 5, 2023 (mountain standard time)

    7:30 a.m.        Check-In - Breakfast - Live Learners (Provided) 

    8:00 a.m.        Welcome

    Cindy Buchanan, PhD

    Ron-Li Liaw, MD

    8:15                 Session One – The Critical Importance of School Mental Health in 2023

    Mark D. Weist, PhD

    10:00               Break

    10:15               Session Two – Mental Health Promotion/Prevention (Tier 1) and Early Intervention (Tier 2) Programming in Schools: How do we advance the quality of services and supports?

    Brian P. Daly, PhD

    11:00               Break

    11:15               Session Three – Strategies and Partnerships for Supporting Youth with Chronic Illnesses in Schools

    Brian P. Daly, PhD

    12:00 p.m.      Lunch (Provided)

    12:45               Session Four - A Multidisciplinary Hospital-Based School and Treatment Program for Children with Significant Medical and Psychosocial Needs

    Jennifer Lindwall, PhD, Kay Troxell, BSN RN, CPN

    1:45                 Break

    2:00                 Session Five – Improving Interprofessional Collaboration Across Clinical and School Contexts for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

    Bryn Harris, PhD, NSCP

    3:30                 Closing Comments, Evaluation

    3:45                 Adjourn

    Children's Hospital Colorado
    13123 E 16th Avenue
    Aurora, CO 80045
    United States
    +1 (720) 777-5004

    Children's Hospital Colorado will host this conference in Hybrid format. Live with a Virtual option. Live registration will be closed when capacity is met.

    Questions?  Send email to:

    Guest Faculty

    Brian P. Daly, PhD
    Department Head, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
    Drexel University
    Philadelphia, PA

    Brian Daly is a clinical child and adolescent psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of children with a chronic illness, evaluation of adolescent health risk behaviors, development and evaluation of evidence-based psychosocial evaluations for youth, prevention and resiliency in urban youth and delivery of mental health promotion in schools. Following the completion of his doctorate in counseling psychology from Loyola University in Chicago, he completed a clinical internship in child psychology at the VA Maryland Health Care System/University of Maryland School of Medicine Psychology Internship Consortium. Subsequently, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at Temple University Health Sciences Center. Following the fellowship, Daly was an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health at Temple University as well as the director of training for the APA-approved pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship program. He has co-authored two books, and more than 40 articles and book chapters. He is on the editorial board of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, and a reviewer for more than 20 scientific journals.


    Mark D. Weist, PhD
    Professor, Clinical-Community (CC) and School Psychology
    Director, CC Psychology Doctoral Program, Lead, School Behavioral Health Team
    University of South Carolina

    Mark D. Weist received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from VirginiaTech in 1991 after completing his internship at Duke University, and is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of South Carolina (USC). In 1995, with colleagues from the University of Maryland, he established the National Center for School Mental Health, now in its 26th year of supporting this field (see He is also a partner on the National Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (see He has edited or developed 15 books and has published and presented widely in areas of mental health-education system partnerships, school behavioral health (SBH), trauma, violence and youth, evidence-based practice, cognitive behavioral therapy, supporting military families, and advancing policies that support children and youth at local, state, regional, national, and international levels of scale. With colleagues, he currently leads the Southeastern School Behavioral Health Community (see, and is leading or co-leading a number of federally funded studies on strategies to improve SBH effectiveness, impact and scaling up. Mark recently received the Faculty Achievement Award from the Southeastern Conference (campus winner from the USC).

    Local Faculty

    Bryn Harris, PhD

    Professor, School of Education and Human Development
    University of Colorado Denver

    Bryn Harris, PhD (she/her) is a Professor in the School Psychology doctoral program in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver. She has a secondary appointment in the Department of Pediatrics (Developmental Pediatrics) at the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus. Her primary research interests include the psychological assessment of bilingual learners, culturally and linguistically responsive assessment of autism spectrum disorder, health disparities among children with autism spectrum disorder, and improving mental health access and opportunity within traditionally underserved populations. Dr. Harris is the director and founder of the bilingual school psychology program at the University of Colorado Denver. She is also a bilingual (Spanish) licensed psychologist and nationally certified school psychologist. Dr. Harris practices as a bilingual school psychologist part-time in Denver Public Schools.

    Jennifer Lindwall, PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
    University of Colorado School of Medicine

    Jennifer Lindwall, PhD (she/her) is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and a licensed clinical psychologist at Children's Hospital Colorado. Dr. Lindwall is the lead psychologist at Medical Day Treatment, a multidisciplinary school and treatment program at Children's Colorado for youth with significant medical diagnoses and psychosocial difficulties. She is also an integrated psychologist in multidisciplinary clinics at Children's Colorado, where she provides intervention for youth with multiple sclerosis, acute flaccid myelitis, and related diagnoses. Dr. Lindwall has been an active member of the psychology training committee throughout her career, supervising trainees at all levels across multiple pediatric psychology settings and serving as the Psychology Fellowship Program Director. Dr. Lindwall's clinical, teaching, scholarship, and service interests are focused on coping, quality of life, resiliency of youth with chronic medical diagnoses and their families, and efforts to attend to diversity, equity, and inclusion within health care settings.


    Kay Troxell, BSN RN, CPN

    Clinical Nurse IV - Medical Day Treatment
    Children's Hospital Colorado

    Kay has been a practicing pediatric nurse for 38 years. She has spent the last 25 years working at the Medical Day Treatment program at Children's Hospital Colorado. Kay has acted in a variety of roles with the program including Clinical Coordinator, Program Manager and Clinical Nurse IV.

    Medical:  Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Children's Hospital Colorado designates this Live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.    Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Licensed Clinical Social Work: 6 Continuing Education Credits approved by NASW Colorado Chapter.

    Other:  Upon completion of the evaluation, a general certificate of attendance is available to all other care providers.

    Available Credit

    • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    • 6.00 Attendance
    • 6.00 NASW


    There are no more spaces available for this course.



    Email: for Virtual Option deadline by Wednesday, May 3.

    Participate as an active learner.

    Complete the evaluation to obtain Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.

    Cancellation Policy

    The Planning Committee reserves the right to alter the agenda or cancel the conference in the event of an unforeseen circumstance, or if the minimum registration is not attained by April 21, 2023 with a full refund to participants.

    The registration fee is non-refundable, however if you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute (notification required).

    Individuals who fail to attend the activity (no-shows) will not receive any refund. Forfeited fees may not be applied to any other activity.

    Required Hardware/software

    Computer with audio and/or video, and internet connection required to participate.