Black Tie International Magazine 
Select your preferred language
Celebrity Philanthropy News
Society News
Save the Date 2024
Black Tie
International Real Estate
Black Tie Israel
Joyce Brooks
Gerard Mc Keon
Nightlife with Rose Billings
Dr. Judy Kuriansky
Meera Gandhi
Black Tie  TV
Impact Investment
Featured Foundations
Co-Hosting Events
Listing Non-Profit Events
Black Tie China
Black Tie France
Black Tie Israel
Black Tie Philippines
New York Society
Palm Beach Society
International Society
Hampton Society
West Coast Society
U.S. Society
Philanthropy  Giving
Entrepreneurial & Philanthropy Awards
Event Resource Directory
Promote your Services
Event Talent Directory
Feature Your Talent
Couture Fashion
Fine Wines
 Health & Wellness
Interior Design
Investigative Services
Kids on Location
Legal Services
Luxury Yachts
Pet Services
Private Air
 Real Estate
Recommended Reading
Restaurant Reviews
Single Friendly Events
Social Announcements
Sustainable Investment
Wealth Management
Add your e-mail
of Black Tie

Black Tie Classic
George Clooney
Princess Diana
Back Issues
More Back Issues

























































































































































































































































































































































Society News      1  2  3 4 5 6
 Forward this page to your friends

Black Tie International:
Child Mind Institute Luncheon

Tony Bates  & Cori Bates

Tony Bates, President of GoPro, and his wife Cori Bates learn about the importance of early childhood intervention for children suffering from anxiety during the Child Mind Institute’s luncheon held Sept. 22 at the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley.
(Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Getty images for Child Mind Institute)



Child Mind Institute Luncheon

Features The Atlantic’s Scott Stossel and

Michelle Kydd Lee of Creative Artists Agency


Panel discussion on anxiety also featured Child Mind Institute (CMI)

president Dr. Harold Koplewicz and CMI expert clinician Dr. Jerry Bubrick.


East Palo Alto, CA, September 22, 2016 – The Child Mind Institute hosted approximately 160 guests at a panel discussion about anxiety and the importance of early intervention featuring Scott Stossel, editor of The Atlantic and author of the New York Times bestseller My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread and the Search for Peace of Mind. The event was moderated by Michelle Kydd Lee, the Chief Innovation Officer and member of the senior leadership team at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and also featured the Child Mind Institute’s president, Dr. Harold Koplewicz, and Dr. Jerry Bubrick, senior director of the CMI Anxiety & Mood Disorders Center and director of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Service.


“Early intervention is crucial,” Stossel told the audience. “I was first diagnosed in 1980 or 1981; at the time there was so much stigma attached to mental illness and people thought if you had a psychiatric disorder you were weak. It was hard for my father — who was a doctor — to accept, but when I was 11 my mother took me to a hospital to get evaluated and I went into psychotherapy, which was tremendously helpful and basically kept me in school. But it should have been earlier.”


Dr. Bubrick discussed cognitive behavioral therapy, the gold-standard evidence-based treatment for anxiety and other mental health disorders. “It’s interesting to learn about a child’s history,” he said, “but what I’m really more concerned about is how they’re functioning in that moment, what symptoms they have, and teaching them skills and strategies to manage their symptoms. It’s all about developing skills that will help them long after they’ve left my office.”


Dr. Bubrick provided an example. Children with social anxiety have an unrealistic fear of being harshly judged, he said, so they often stop going to play dates and parties. That avoidance temporarily relieves anxiety, but over the long term it teaches kids to simply avoid things that cause anxiety, limiting their lives. The intervention must be action-oriented. Dr. Bubrick helps these children overcome fear and anxiety by gradually introducing them to situations where they must speak to new people, and then asking them to intentionally embarrass themselves. This shows children they can tolerate uncomfortable feelings and face their anxiety.


“I often explain to the kids that I work with that the only way around is through,” Dr. Bubrick said, adding that these treatments are highly effective and can positively change a child’s life.


The luncheon and other events like it are part of the Child Mind Institute’s public education mission, giving families and professionals accurate information at no cost about mental health and learning disorders and how to find effective treatment.


“We’re trying to educate America about how real, common and treatable these disorders are,” Dr. Koplewicz said. “The most common set of illnesses in childhood and adolescence are mental health disorders. I don’t think people can put their head around it because the number is so staggering: 17.1 million children in the United States under the age of 18 will have a mental health disorder. It is truly a public health crisis.”


The luncheon Host Committee included Cori and Tony Bates; Agapi and Bruce Burkard; Stacy Drazan; Abby Durban; Eve and Ross Jaffe; Linnea Roberts; Allison and Dan Rose; Annie Ulevitch; and Amy Yang.


About the Child Mind Institute

The Child Mind Institute is an independent nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Our teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain, and empower parents, professionals and policymakers with resources to support children when and where they need it most. Together with our supporters, we’re helping children reach their full potential in school and in life. We share all of our resources freely and do not accept any funding from the pharmaceutical industry. Learn more at


Gerard Mc Keon and Joyce Brooks.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/

To list an Upcoming Event

Save the Date
Celebrity Philanthropy News
Society News

Black Tie Magazine TV

Promote Your Event or Business

Event Resource Directory,   Promote your Services
Event Talent  Directory,  
Feature your Talent
Co-hosting events with Black Tie



Back to Home





Joyce Brooks


Black Tie  International Philanthropy

Meera Gandhi

Featured Save the Date


Tony Awards


Black Tie International Realty


Featured Foundation


Peace Angel Project

avazoo logo

Launch of the First
Billion Dollar Charity Raffle


Couture Fashion


Bridal Store


Black Tie Gift Selection


Black Tie Gift Selection


Featured Art


 Society News

Ocean emergency

Black Tie Magazine Gala
Carnegie Hall Opening Night
Casirta Maria
Zodiac Ball
Eliabeth Taylor Gala
Texas Heart Institute
Womens Foundation Gala
Meera Ghandi

Pamea Anderson


Prince Albert Gala


Featured Foundations

chuck feeney

Search the Site



Impact Investment

carbon geocycle

Black Tie China

lang lang foundation

Black Tie Philippines

City in a forest
black tie philippines

Nightlife with Rose Billings

Met Gala
sara Johnson
debutante Ball
Judy Kuriansky
Gerard Mc Keon

Celebrity Philanthropy News

sera Vergera
nicole Kidnman, jennifer Aniston
jean shafiroff, paul mc cartney
princess margaret of kent
Al Pacino, American Icon Awards
clive davis
american hospital of paris foundation
french heritage society
lupus research alliance
un women for peace
ben kingsley
ceylon tea party
Blavk Tie Gala
joyce brooks
central park conservatory
UN Correspondents Association
cardinal dolan
palm beach heart ball
vienese opera ball
lady in red gala
sanford stem cell
weizmann institute
carlos slim
israel 65th anniversary

Black Tie International Realty

secret paradise resort

Event Resources Directory

event resource directory



Copyright 2006 Black Tie Magazine. All Rights Reserved .

Privacy Policy |