Children and Adolescents in Therapy: Assessment, Intervention & Treatment Strategies
Time & Location
About the Event
This seminar is for mental health professionals who want to enhance their clinical work with children and adolescents. Dr. Schreiber-Pan and Grace Ann Zuckerman integrate neuroscience, mindfulness, along with a multitude of creative means that motivate youth’s engagement in the counseling process. This seminar will highlight approaches which promote adherence to treatment and strengthens the therapeutic alliance - which is essential when working with children and teenagers. Lastly, the presenters will highlight the use of play items and toys, including a list of recommended materials that every clinician working with youth should possess.
Target Audience: Social workers and professionals
Content Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Delivery Method: In Person
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- Implement and list three treatment strategies to increase a child/adolescent’s engagement in the therapeutic process.
- Describe two interventions that focus and calm clients with various diagnoses.
- Summarize the benefits of utilizing Cinema-Therapy, art, nature, sand play, and music in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of adolescents.
- Explain the Amygdala using the hand model technique
- Employ child-friendly informed consent & intake forms
About the Instructors
Grace Ann Zuckerman, LCSW-C
A licensed psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience meeting the needs of children, teens, adults, and families. My training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in clinical community counseling and play therapy has equipped me to counsel children and adults with a broad spectrum of challenges, while building their strengths.
Co-Presenter: Heidi Schreiber-Pan Ph.D., LCPC
Dr. Heidi Schreiber-Pan is a successful psychotherapist, author, clinical director and sought-after nationwide speaker. As an affiliate and former faculty member of Loyola University, her past research has focused on psychological well-being, including nature-based mental health. Dr. Schreiber-Pan has worked with various organizations, schools and corporations to increase structural well-being through training in positive psychology. Dr. Schreiber-Pan has developed unique continuing education courses that combine established clinical methods such as CBT with innovative treatment approaches including nature-based psychotherapy and neuro-counseling. She is the author of Taming the Anxious Mind: A guidebook to relieve stress and anxiety.
8:30am - 8:45am: Welcome and Introduction
8:45am - 9:30am: Introducing children and teens to topics from the field of Neuroscience
9:30am - 9:45am: Setting the Stage (rapport building, partnering with parents)
9:45am - 10:00am: Child-friendly Informed Consent & Intake
10:00am - 10:30am: Creative Ways to Begin Therapy
10:30am - 10:40am: Break
10:40am - 11:00am: Making it Work (kid and teen friendly
therapeutic tools & toys)
11:00am - 11:30am: Creativity when working with youth (Cinema
Therapy, the use of art, nature, sand play, or
11:30am - 12:00pm: Summary, Review, Q & A, and Closing
Fees & Registration
Cost is $65 (includes coffee reception and CE credit.) Register by March 1st, 2020. Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the event to receive a refund. Course completion & CE info deadline requirements: To earn CE credit, social workers must attend the entire course and complete a course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be handed to participants the day of course completion, or will be emailed within 10 business days.
“Social Workers: We have applied for consideration of CE credits for this course through ASWB ACE”
Children and Adolescents in Therapy: Assessment, Intervention & Treatment Strategies, Course #2768, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Chesapeake Mental Health Collaborative as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 02/21/2020 - 02/21/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 3 Clinical Practice continuing education credits.