Haina Seminars of Forensic Mental Health: Master Class 2012
Vitos Klinik für forensische Psychiatrie Haina - Gießen


The Haina Seminars of Forensic Mental Health present:

Master Class 2012

All the reasons to intervene with young children and their families to prevent antisocial behaviour and substance misuse


  • The consequences of substance misuse in adolescence: Outcomes and causes.
    Professor Sheilagh Hodgins, King’s College London, UK and Université de Montréal, Canada
  • The persistence of antisocial behaviour. 
    Dr. Peter Larm, Université de Montréal, Canada.
  • The impact of maltreatment in childhood on the brain. 
    Dr. Stéphane de Brito, Birmingham University, United Kingdom.
  • The role of gene-environment interactions in the development of antisocial behaviour and substance misuse. 
    Professor Kent Nilsson, Uppsala University, Sweden.
  • Evidenced-based interventions that reduce conduct problems. 
    Dr. Knut Sundell, National Board of Health and Welfare, Stockholm, Sweden.

Download your registration form here:

Adolescents who misuse alcohol and/or drugs remain at elevated risk at least up to age 50 for premature death, physical illness, mental disorders, criminality, and poverty. They are resistant to change. This one-day conference will present scientific evidence demonstrating the importance of intervening early in life to prevent the development of antisocial behaviour and substance misuse in adolescence and interventions with potential to accomplish this task. The programme will begin with a presentation of a series of studies describing adolescents who sought treatment for substance misuse problems and their families, and what becomes of these individuals in adulthood. These studies demonstrate the importance of conduct problems early in childhood and of maltreatment in the persistence of antisocial behaviour and substance misuse. The second presentation will describe investigations of birth and population cohorts in many different countries that all document the stability of conduct problems that from childhood through adulthood. The third presentation will describe the effects of maltreatment on the developing child’s brain. The fourth presentation will focus on the role of specific environmental factors that interact with specific genes to promote antisocial behaviour and substance misuse. The final presentation of the day will present evidence-based interventions designed to reduce conduct problems in childhood.

Learning Objectives

The objectives of the Master Class are to review the empirical evidence regarding

  • the persistence and consequences of conduct problems that onset in childhood
  • the aetiology of early-onset conduct problems
  • treatments for reducing conduct problems in childhood and adolescence


Further details will be forwarded approximately 2 weeks prior to the conference date. Please ensure you have provided a readable (!) email address as all booking information will take place by email.



Vitos Haina Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, Giessen Site, Licher Str. 106, 35394 Giessen / Germany

Giessen is situated 60 km north of Frankfurt. Frankfurt Airport can be reached from a large number of European Cities. Easy public transport to Giessen does exist.
Via Frankfurt Central Station Giessen is connected to the European High Speed Train Network.

Course Fee

The fee of 200 € includes lunch and refreshments. Cancellations before 12th October 2012 are subject to a 50 € charge. There will be no refund given for cancellations after 12th October 2012. However, we are happy to accept a substitute delegate. Cancellations must be received in writing.

Closing Date

The number of places in this master class is limited. Consequently, early registration is recommended. Closing date for application will be 12th October 2012. Your registration is not valid until the registration fee has arrived in our bank account. All reservations will be confirmed in writing (Email).


Please transfer 200 € to

Volksbank Mittelhessen
Account # : 18 11 75 09
BLZ: 513 900 00

IBAN: DE88 5139 0000 0018 1175 09


Vitos Haina Forensic Psychiatric Hospital - Giessen Site, 
Licher Strasse 106, D - 35394 Giessen
Frau Gisela Irle, PA to Dr. Müller-Isberner
Phone: +49 (0) 641-4995-101 
Fax +49 (0) 641-4995-116



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