Dr. Neil Boris brings an interractive training and discussion on Maternal Depression.
Neil W. Boris, M.D. – Neil is currently Director of the Irving Harris Training Institute at the Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy at Florida State University and Project Director for Circle of Security International. In the 20+ years since graduating from residency at Brown University in pediatrics, adult psychiatry and child psychiatry, Neil has focused on the social and emotional development of high-risk children—including those under five years of age. His research, for example, has ranged from studying early intervention programs serving high-risk families in the U.S. to capturing the impact of community-based programs for orphans in Rwanda and Malawi. His clinical work has been equally wide ranging: from involvement with programs focused on young maltreated children to children with life-threatening illnesses or those with substance-abusing parents. He attained the rank of tenured Professor at Tulane University where his passion for teaching and training was awarded with a Teaching Scholar Award. He has held several leadership positions, including being an associate editor of the Infant Mental Health Journal and being on the Board of Directors of the World Association of Infant Mental Health. Neil centers his life around his wife Adena and their three children. He’s a spiritual person who views life as a grand opportunity; he loves laughter and the great wide open.