Seminar Detail

CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents
CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents

Where:   NORCROSS, GA

When:  Friday, October 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

“Fix my kid.” This is the desperate cry of parents and caregivers who walk into your office seeking help.

You start the therapeutic process with your go-to techniques. And your client progresses … for a while. But when they fail to make additional gains, or even regress, your skills as a therapist are put to the test. When all your usual tools have been exhausted, you’re left feeling helpless and wondering how to move forward.

Breathe new life into therapeutic approaches for resistant and avoidant cases with creative, activity-based interventions grounded in the proven success of CBT!

Amanda Crowder, LCSW, delivers an energetic, technique-heavy workshop that will give you the tools you need to harness the power of a creative, activity-based CBT approach. Amanda will provide the exercises and interventions she’s found most effective in improving outcomes for children and adolescents with disruptive behavior, trauma, ADHD, defiance, anger, anxiety, depression and family conflict.

Case examples, activities and hands-on practice will enable you to easily integrate these essential skills in your practice and allow you to individualize them for a variety of disorders and temperaments. Evidence-based techniques help you to drastically increase children’s engagement in treatment, improve emotional functioning, strengthen relationships, maximize academic engagement, and minimize acting-out behaviors. Must-have strategies create an affiliation between you, the child, and family members – boosting parent/child satisfaction, motivation and retention in therapy.

Join Amanda for this essential workshop and leave feeling prepared and empowered to improve the lives of your most difficult-to-treat young clients with a creative, activity-based CBT approach!
Objectives:
  1. Formulate strategies to develop a therapeutic alliance that engage children and adolescents in easy, creative and effective therapeutic cognitive behavioral activities.
  2. Apply, practice, and integrate evidence-based CBT techniques to modify and change maladaptive behaviors.
  3. Assess, challenge and replace negative self-talk, thoughts, assumptions and core beliefs.
  4. Practice fun and creative emotional regulation activities that help children & adolescents strengthen their emotional language, thus reducing dysregulation.
  5. Communicate the importance of collaboration with families and utilize approaches to engage families in the treatment of children and adolescents.
  6. Utilize the CBT thought record and mood charting in order to enhance data-based decision making.
OUTLINE

CBT Toolbox for Children & Adolescents Core Components
    • Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning
    • Identify Core Belief Systems & Negative Thinking Patterns
    • Understand Cognitive Distortions
    • Implement Homework
  • Build Rapport & Motivation
  • Importance of Family Engagement
  • Creation of Self-Talk
  • Cognitive Skills
  • Relationship Coaching
  • Skills to Modify Maladaptive Thinking
  • Validation to Improve Engagement
  • Identify & Utilize Feelings to Improve Communication Skills
  • Cultural & Developmental Issues
  • Limitations of the Research & Potential Risks
Interventions:
  • Childhood Trauma
    • Identify & Define
    • Cognitive Narratives & Trauma Stories
    • Utilization of Play
    • Resilience
    • Symptom Relief & Coping Mechanisms
  • ADHD
    • Assessment & Diagnosis
    • Concentration & Impulse Control
    • Time Management & Goal Setting
    • Self-Regulation
    • Brain Breaks & Healthy Habits
  • Autism
    • Assessment, Diagnosis, & Treatment Planning
    • Flexible Thinking
    • Sensory Integration
    • Perspective Taking & Relationship Building
    • Manage Expectations
  • ODD, Conduct Disorder, Disruptive Behaviors, & Anger
    • Assessment, Diagnosis, & Treatment Planning
    • Anger, Aggression, & Dysregulation
    • Communication
    • Building Alliances & Positive Relationships
    • Emotional Vocabulary & Regulation
  • Anxiety and OCD
    • Assessment, Diagnosis, & Medications
    • Externalize & Define “Bad” Worry
    • Identify Body Reactions
    • Assertiveness Skills
    • The Need for Control
  • Mood Disorder
    • Mood Charting
    • Reframe Thoughts
    • Create Peace & Gratitude
    • Body Mindfulness & Control
  • Self-Injurious Behaviors, & Suicidality
    • Assessment, Treatment Strategies
    • Self-Esteem & Confidence Building
    • Identify Negative Self-Talk
    • Problem Solving & Coping Skills
    • Foster Motivation
  • Parental Supports
    • Attachment
    • Receive & Give Love
    • Choices as a Problem-Solving Skill
    • Set & Keep Limits & Boundaries
    • Structure & Routine
    • Rewards & Punishments
    • ”Time Outs” for Parents
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • School Guidance Counselors
  • School Psychologists
  • Educators
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech-Language Pathologists

JULIANNA ELSWORTH, MSW, LCSW

Julianna Elsworth, MSW, LCSW, has dedicated her career as a psychotherapist, educator, and advocate to individuals who have endured trauma. She has extensive experience educating professionals who work with trauma survivors, including providing agency wide residential treatment trainings and for teachers in the Syracuse City School District. Julianna has worked in numerous settings across the social work field, including psychiatric inpatient hospitals, adolescent residential treatment, and as an adjunct professor for the MSW program at Syracuse University.

Julianna currently works with children, adolescents, adults, and families as an outpatient private practice therapist in Charlotte, NC. Her specialties include complex trauma, sexually reactive behaviors in childhood, depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, and high-conflict families. Julianna is knowledgeable, likable, and engaging and relates to her clients and audiences in a personable, direct and compassionate manner. She is an expert at taking evidenced-based practices and implementing them into creative and functional interventions that get results and promote positive client outcomes.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Julianna Elsworth has an employment relationship with Calming Waters Counseling Services. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Julianna Elsworth has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Georgia Counselors: 6.25 Core hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, (LPCA CE Approval #8274-19M). Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Educators/Teachers
This course is designed to qualify toward your professional development requirement. The program is 6.25 clock hours in length.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Georgia Marriage & Family Therapists: This activity has been approved by the Georgia Association for Marriage & Family Therapy for continuing education hours for licensed marriage and family therapists. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.25 Core continuing education hours. ID #: 158-2019. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


Psychologists & Psychiatrists
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Psychiatrists
PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists
The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

Psychologists/School Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for the program. Provider #1140. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Speech-Language Pathologists
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This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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