Workshops: Child/Adolescent Mental Health

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ACEs and Complex (Developmental) Trauma in Children

ID: 5661WEB

This is a two-part webinar that provides an overview of the concept of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), the historical and contextual risk factors that set the stage for ACE’s, and the potential lifelong impact of ACEs. Complex Trauma has only recently been added to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and such trauma in children is often the result of multiple ACEs and toxic stress. There is a large literature on Developmental Trauma Disorder, the consequence ACEs and complex trauma in young children, but this has not yet been included in any diagnostic system. The lack of recognition of this condition is addressed, along with developing treatment models. [Elective for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program]

Fee: $120.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 6.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Susan Esquilin, PhD, ABPP-Clinical
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023 and Friday, January 20, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Assessment and Differential Diagnosis of Children

ID: 5654WEB

This four day webinar seeks to enhance the clinician's ability to diagnose child mental disorders accurately and comprehensively. We will address two major topic areas: 1) the key factors in accurate assessment, including developmental perspectives, the use of multiple data sources and standardized assessment tools; and 2) major diagnostic categories, including disruptive behavior, reactive attachment disorder and early character dysfunction in children. The workshop will include didactic presentation and case-centered group exercises. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring sample vignettes that illustrate diagnostic difficulties and puzzles. It is suggested that participants bring a copy of the DSM-5, if possible. *This is a four-part webinar, attendees must attend all four sessions to receive a certificate of completion. [Required for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program]

Fee: $240.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 12.00 Clinical

Instructor: Susan Esquilin, PhD, ABPP-Clinical
Date: February 16, 2023 / February 17, 2023 / February 23, 2023 / February 24, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Attachment Theory: A Helpful Framework for Understanding and Intervening with At-Risk Children and Their Families

ID: 5653WEB

Secure attachment has been found to be associated with better social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes of children. Maternal sensitivity is thought to be a major contributor to the development of a secure attachment. This workshop with provide participants with an introduction to attachment theory and its relevance to clinical practice with at risk children and their families. Important contributors to attachment theory, as well as their research will be reviewed, including John Bowlby, Mary Ainsworth, and Harry Harlow. More recent research on attachment and neurobiology, particularly by Alan Schore will be discussed. Participants will learn about the importance of sensitivity in fostering a healthy parent-child relationship, thereby laying the foundation for future mental health. Participants will learn to evaluate parent-child interactions within the context of sensitivity, and will learn strategies to improve parental sensitivity. Cultural issues and their impact on parenting and sensitivity, as well as implications for the therapist-client relationship will also be discussed. [Required for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, January 6, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
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Creative Interventions for Children & Adolescents with Anxiety

ID: 5745WEB

This highly experiential webinar draws from the fields of yoga, mindfulness, expressive arts, and play therapy. We will explore creative strategies and activities for psychoeducation and intervention with children and teenagers who experience anxiety. [Elective for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Crystal Zelman, LCSW, CCLS, RPT
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
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Dealing with Angry Students and Tantrums Effectively

ID: 5061WEB

It seems each year we are faced with more and more students who are getting angrier and angrier. Why are our students angry? How do we deal with students when they are annoyed, frustrated or otherwise irritated? What works and what does not? In this informative webinar, we will attempt to briefly look at the context that seems to foster these reactions in students. Then, and most importantly, we will look at practical and simple tools that can be used immediately to decrease the incidents of tantrums and angry behaviors within school, mental health, and home settings. The goal of this webinar will be to supplement your existing skills with new tools you can quickly implement when working with these students during their most challenging states [Elective for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, EdD, LMFT, CSSW, MA
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Dealing with Differences and Diversity in the Clinical Treatment of Children and Adolescents

ID: 5658WEB

This webinar addresses ethnic and cultural differences relevant to the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents. The webinar will use examples from Latino, African American, and African Caribbean families, but will stress the dimensions of cultural difference that clinicians should explore when working across any cultural or ethnic difference. Topics will include the evaluation and treatment implications of cultural and ethnic differences: 1) family composition and family structure; 2) child-rearing and schooling practices; 3) gender and generational role expectations; 4) definitions of mental health and illness; 5) definitions of help and help-seeking; 6) the common clashes between client expectations and the professional helpers; and 7) ways for clinicians to bridge the gaps in culture reducing the effectiveness of services. The webinar will combine didactic presentations and group exercises. [Required for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural

Instructor: Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, February 10, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Grieving Children and Teens: Creative Interventions for Individual and Group Work

ID: 5732WEB

Common issues for grieving children will be explored, including factors affecting the grief response, how grief is expressed and understood at various developmental stages, needs of grieving children, and how the grief experience can vary across different religious and cultural backgrounds. A variety of creative & expressive art techniques appropriate for children ages 6-17 will be presented for social workers to utilize throughout the stages of bereavement. The techniques presented in this workshop can be utilized and adapted in clinical work with individual children/teenagers, groups, and families. Interventions include ideas and activities for psychoeducation, honoring & remembering loved ones, expressing feelings, coping, and building confidence. Participants will have the opportunity to explore many of the activities experientially. [Elective for Child/Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Crystal Zelman, LCSW, CCLS, RPT-S
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Class Unavailable

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Limiting the Disruption: Parents with Personality Disorders

ID: 5032WEB

Recognize the personality disorder traits (features) for dependent, borderline and narcissistic personality disorders. Identify and understand impact of disordered parent/caretaker on child and family functioning. Understand strategies to engage and diffuse problematic character behaviors. This webinar will include didactic presentation and case centered group exercises. Participants are encouraged to bring relevant cases to discuss.

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

Instructor: Janis Falvey, MS, LPC, DVS
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Normality or Pathology: An Exploration of Child Development and Mental Health

ID: 5650WEB

Where does normality end and pathology begin? This question is especially pertinent for clinicians working with children whose developmental stage has a tremendous impact on their current level of functioning. This webinar will explore the interrelationship between children's developmental stages and interpersonal functioning with peers and within family relationships. Participants will move along developmental lines, from separation anxiety to separation and individuation, and explore what separates "normal" child developmental struggles from extremes in behavior indicative of a range of mental health issues. Participants will also explore age-appropriate treatment approaches. [Required for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, January 13, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
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Play-Based Engagement, Rapport Building, and Assessment Techniques for Children

ID: 1045WEB

This webinar will explore play & art-based activities and techniques for engagement, rapport building, and assessment with children ages 6-17. We will review the concepts of attunement, attachment, co-regulation and the importance of the therapeutic relationship. Participants will learn child & adolescent friendly ways to explore important content areas during the assessment phase of therapy. Participants will have the opportunity to explore many of these play & art-based assessment activities experientially. [Elective for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

Instructor: Crystal Zelman, LCSW, CCLS, RPT-S
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Time: 10 am - 1 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Practical Social Skills Workshop for Children and Students with Developmental Disabilities

ID: 3267WEB

This webinar will focus on the practical skills needed to help children and adolescents with developmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorders. The goal in this webinar is to teach about practical socialization skills in individual and group settings to do such things as: build friendships, transfer acquaintances to friendship relationships, avoiding behaviors that may serve to distance possible relationships as well as appropriate skills necessary for the real world. In additions, we will discuss what works in applications from instruction with social skills and what may not create difficulty from instruction to "real world" application. [Elective for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, EdD, LMFT, CSSW, MA
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
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Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, EdD, LMFT, CSSW, MA
Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Preparing Children for Adoption

ID: 5980WEB

In this interactive webinar, clinicians will define and develop their role as the adoption therapist in relation to working with foster and adoptive families. Clinicians will describe the impact of secrecy on a child and learn techniques for talking with children about their difficult and traumatic histories in a developmentally appropriate way. Clinicians will identify the importance of developing the child’s personal narrative to help them make sense of their past and process the multiple losses they have experienced. Clinicians will also learn techniques to prepare children and families for transitions and necessary good byes; this may include leaving a foster home or group home, a good bye/closure visit with a birth family, or moving to a select home. Experiential activities will be integrated into the workshop to expand the clinician’s toolkit in working with families as they transition through adoption. [Elective for Adoption Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

Instructor: Rebecca Gallese, LCSW
Date: Friday, May 19, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Screening and Assessment of Trauma in Children and Adolescents

ID: 5803WEB

This webinar will explore Screening for Trauma and Assessment of Trauma in children and adolescents. We will review the use of both formal and informal tools as well as other clinical methodologies. There will be an opportunity to go into break out rooms and practice two standardized tools. We will also review a scenario in order to use the information gathered in screening and assessment to develop a clinical formulation and discuss indications for treatment. [Elective for Trauma Response & Crisis Intervention or Child/Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Karen McGrellis, MA, LPC, CTS, DRCC, MPA
Date: Monday, February 6, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
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Shame: The Master Emotion

ID: 5077WEB

Unaddressed shame has destructive consequences for individuals, for families and for communities. Shame can cause and exacerbate depression, anxiety, addictions, criminal activity, aggression and codependent behavior. This webinar will define shame, explore its impact and give an overview of the literature on the topic of shame, including the work of shame researcher, Brene Brown. Those who attend will learn how shame influences parenting, our response to loss and trauma, and school culture. The webinar will describe how men, women and different cultures differ in their experience of shame. Participants will learn the principles for the treatment of shame.

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Connie Palmer, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
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Instructor: Connie Palmer, LCSW
Date: Monday, April 17, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Suicide Prevention in School Setting: Identification and Intervention

ID: 5829WEB

This webinar is designed to help school social workers, school counselors, and teachers understand their role in identifying students at risk for suicide. In this webinar risk factors and indicators will be discussed and policies and procedures for addressing this issue will be explored. Resources for screening and means to make appropriate referrals will be described as well.

*This webinar does not qualify for NBCC clock hours in ethics for Professional Licensed Counselors. [Elective for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical, Ethical

Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, EdD, LMFT, CSSW, MA
Date: Friday, April 14, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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What's the Difference? Differential Diagnoses in Adolescents

ID: 5651WEB

This is a 2-day webinar. Recognize and distinguish major diagnostic categories which affect adolescents and learn how to more accurately diagnose teens. Discuss sources of diagnostic confusion in evaluating and assessing adolescent mental health. The workshop will include didactic presentation and case centered group exercises. Participants are encouraged to bring relevant cases to discuss. Participants must attend both days to receive a certificate of completion. [Required Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program]

Fee: $100.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Janis Falvey, MS, LPC, DVS
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023 and Monday, January 30, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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