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Seminar Detail

2-Day: CBT Toolkit for Depressed, Anxious and Suicidal Children and Adolescents
Where:
OAK BROOK, IL
When:
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - Friday, April 24, 2020

This event is no longer available for purchase.

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

“I know that it can be difficult to engage children and adolescents in the treatment process. These kids are often very “reluctant doers”. Reaching this population and engaging them in meaningful therapy is quite a challenge indeed. To improve treatment, I developed my own structured therapeutic activities and wasn’t sure what was going to happen when my co-therapist and I introduced them, but we thought it was worth a try. We were surprised, and relieved, to see kids responding so well. They came to group, participated in the activities, and began to self-disclose intimate details of their lives and struggles. By using the evidence-based, structured, therapeutic activities outlined in this program, you can present treatment in a more relatable manner and help kids learn practical skills to manage depression, anxiety, and self-harm or suicidal urges.”

David M. Pratt, Ph.D., MSW

This training parallels Dr. Pratt’s recently published book, CBT Toolkit for Depressed, Anxious and Suicidal Children and Adolescents (PESI, Inc., 2019) and brings to life over 100 structured therapeutic activities you can readily use. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your clinical skills and provide the high-quality treatment children and adolescents both need and deserve.
Objectives:

  1. Integrate “First and Second Wave” CBT skills with more recent “Third Wave” (mindfulness) advances with youth.
  2. Formulate strategies to develop a therapeutic alliance that engage children and adolescents in easy, creative and effective therapeutic cognitive behavioral activities.
  3. Practice effective collaboration with youth and parents toward targeted, mutually defined treatment goals.
  4. Apply, practice, and integrate evidence-based CBT techniques to modify and change maladaptive behaviors.
  5. Utilize CBT psychoeducation to elicit “buy in” from most difficult clients.
  6. Analyze, challenge and replace negative self-talk, thoughts, assumptions and core beliefs.
  7. Construct practical skill building worksheets and structured therapeutic activities to clarify and teach complex CBT skills for child and adolescent depression, anxiety and self-harm prevention.
  8. Employ fundamental and advanced evidence-based CBT skills to help your young clients manage depression, anxiety, and self-harm behaviors.
  9. Develop a deep understanding of recent advances in the neuro-science of stress and how to re-train the distressed brain.
  10. Evaluate exposure therapy techniques including imagino and in-vivo exposure to resolve anxiety.
  11. Utilize evidence-based suicide risk assessment, safety planning to prevent suicide and self-harm behavior.
  12. Assess effective parental involvement in the treatment process while maintaining client confidentiality to mitigate depression, anxiety and self-harm risk.
OUTLINE

Therapist Guidelines: Keys to Success
  • Psychoeducation: Knowledge is power
  • Therapy tips: Anxiety and depression
  • Introducing CBT to the client and parents
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks
Goal Setting and Motivational Counseling: Are You and Your Client Working Together?
  • Why goals are important
  • SMART goals
  • Assessing the consequences of anxiety and depression
  • Pros and cons analysis
Mindfulness: Calming the Emotional Brain to Utilize the Rational Mind
  • Amygdala hijack & the neuroscience of stress
  • The effects of adrenalin & cortisol on the body
  • Mindfulness meditation & brain functioning
  • Typical stress response vs. desired stress response
  • Mindfulness skills for children & adolescents
  • Mindfulness practice & monitoring
Mood Monitoring: How to Help Kids Be Aware of Their Feelings
  • Feeling awareness games
  • Feelings and trigger situations
  • Subjective units of distress scale (SUDS)
  • Daily and weekly mood monitoring
Behavioral Activation: Let’s Get Active Again!
  • The CBT paradigm: Behavioral activation and depression
  • Behavior monitoring: Typical school & weekend day
  • Life values and activities
  • Identify and overcoming barriers to healthy activities
  • Conduct a behavioral activation experiment
Cognitive Processing: Helping Kids Tune into Their Thoughts
  • The CBT paradigm and why thoughts are important
  • Different types of stinking thinking
  • Identify what positive, realistic thoughts
  • Identify & monitoring my stinking thinking
Cognitive Restructuring: Staying Positive Despite Challenges
  • Define cognitive restructuring
  • Ambiguous situations … What’s really going on?
  • Positive Psychology tools to fight depression
Social Skills Training: Teaching Essential Social Skills
  • Teaching effective problem solving
  • Appropriately using assertiveness
  • Effective communication skills
  • Practice non-verbal communication
  • Conversation and “chit-chat” skills
Anxiety Treatment & Exposure Therapy: Helping Clients Face Their Fears
  • Somatic management skills
  • Create an anxiety hierarchy
  • Identify & correcting “catastrophic” stinking thinking
  • Social skills to help manage anxiety
  • Develop a “Game Plan” to help face anxiety
  • Imagino Exposure
  • In-Vivo Exposure
Special Topics in Treating Anxiety: Applying Exposure Therapy to Specific Anxiety Problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder and chronic worry
  • Somatic Symptom Disorder
Manage Self-Harm and Suicidal Urges: Evidence-Based Practices to Prevent Suicide and Self Harm
  • Conduct an evidence-based suicide risk assessment
  • Develop an evidence-based suicide prevention plan
  • Use behavioral chain analysis to prevent future self-harm
  • Create a hope box
  • Emotional distress tolerance skills to resist self-harm urges
  • Future time imaging
  • Using acceptance and commitment to improve happiness
  • Problem-solving in a crisis
  • CBT “coping card” for self-harm prevention
Parent Involvement: Parents are Your Clients Too!
  • Parent involvement in the evaluation process and treatment plan
  • Confidentiality considerations
  • Family behavioral activation, problem solving & contracts
  • Parent support & stress management
Target Audience

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

DAVID M. PRATT, MSW, PH.D.

David M. Pratt, Ph.D., MSW, is in private practice and Director of the Mood Management Program at the Western New York Psychotherapy Services in Amherst, NY. He is presently on faculty with the University at Buffalo, School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education and a member of New York State, Office of Mental Health Advisory Board on Evidence-Based Treatments for Youth. He was the Principal Psychologist at the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University at Buffalo and Adjunct Professor/Lecturer, University at Buffalo Counseling, School and Educational Psychology department.

Dr. Pratt has conducted numerous trainings/workshops in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at local, state, national and international forums. He is well regarded as an engaging trainer who emphasizes practical skill development.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: David Pratt is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: David Pratt 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 12.5 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.

Illinois Addiction Counselors: This course has been submitted to the IAODAPCA for review.


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 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.

Florida Counselors:
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CE credit is available. PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.

Illinois Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Educators/Teachers
This activity qualifies for 760 minutes of instructional content as required by many national and state licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

Illinois Educators:
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12.5 ISBE Professional Development (PD) Clock Hours will be made available through Quincy University.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 760 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.

Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. Provider #: 168-000156. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 credits.


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 12.5 contact hours or 1.25 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
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This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. 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. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

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 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Illinois Psychologists: CE credit is available. PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.

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 12.5 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 1.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

** Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists must complete the post-test and evaluation within two weeks of attending the live event if they would like their participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Detailed instructions will be provided the day of the program under the Handouts section of the online program.


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, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 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.

Illinois Social Workers: PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 760 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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