SOLACE CENTER’S 2019 Road To Competency Series; Laying the Foundation for Infant Mental Health Practice
Jan
1
to Aug 24

SOLACE CENTER’S 2019 Road To Competency Series; Laying the Foundation for Infant Mental Health Practice

Are you intersted in becoming in an Infant Mental Health Practitioner? Well Solace can help!!

Solace Center is proud to offer the 2019 Road to Competency Series, Laying the Foundation for Infant Mental Health Practice. This series of trainings align with the California Training Guidelines and Personnel Competencies and Professional Endorsement Criteria for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health (2016).

By attending all 7 trainings you will be eligible for a total of 48 endorsement hours & 48 CE’s for LMFT’s, LEP’s, LCSW’s and LPCC’s.

  • April 5, 2019 - Playfully Building Connections: Attachment-Focused Play Interventions (6 Association Play Therapy Hours) (more info to come)
  • July 25-26, 2019 - 2 Day Reflective Practice Facilitation Training (More info to come)
  • August 2019 - Maternal Mental Health (More info to come)

The series will include the following endorsement criteria areas: A: Parenting, Caregiving, Family Functioning and Parent-Child Relationships (6 hours) B: Infant, Toddler and Preschool Development (4 hours) C: Biological and Psychosocial Factors Impacting Outcomes (6 hours) D: Risk and Resiliency (6 hours) E: Observation, Screening, and Assessment (4 hours) F: Diagnosis and Intervention (6 hours) G: Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Collaboration (6 hours) H: Ethics (4 hours)

*Solace of Center of Fresno is not affiliated in any way with the California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health. For more information on endorsement see http://cacenter-ecmh.org/wp/

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The Basics: Introduction to Infant Mental Health
Feb
8
9:00 AM09:00

The Basics: Introduction to Infant Mental Health

To Register: https://infantmentalhealth_basics.eventbrite.com

Course Description: Infant Mental Health is an evidence-based, relationship-focused approach to being with families rooted in research and theory. Infant Mental Health practitioners come from a myriad of professions including but not limited to child care, mental health, home visitors, and public health. Understanding that the brains of infants and young children are malleable and wired for emotional/relational connection is essential in providing intervention, support, and care for this population. Valuing relationships and identifying and supporting protective factors is crucial for professionals working in the field of early intervention. This training is designed not only to assist practitioners in understanding the theory and research behind Infant Mental Health practices, but also to provide opportunities to connect theory to the practitioner’s everyday work with infants, children, and families.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define 4 tenents of infant-family and early childhood mental health.

  2. Identify at least 2 common risk and resiliency factors and the impact of biologic/psychosocial influences on attachment, brain development, emotional wellness, and parent-child relationships.

  3. Learn basic approaches to promotion, preventive intervention, and intervention.

  4. List and describe 2 developmentally appropriate, evidence-based and best practice interventions.

Who should attend: This workshop is essential for anyone working with young children and families including educators, health professionals, mental health clinicians, home visitors and case managers.

Presenter: Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT, RPT-S is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the Clinical Director of the California Psychological Institute in Fresno, CA. Julie is a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, infant mental health specialist, reflective practice mentor and certified educator of infant massage (CEIM). Julie specializes in the use of play to treat complex and developmental trauma in young children.

Kathleen Romeiro, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience working with children and families, specializing in crisis intervention and working with children 0-5. She is endorsed as an Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist. In addition to providing direct therapy services, she is a clinical supervisor, the Infant Mental Health Coordinator, facilitates reflective practice, and conducts Bonding, Attachment and Sibling Studies for the Courts.

CE Credits: Attendance to this training meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Prov. # 131780. Certificate of Completion will be handing out at time of sign out. You must be present for the entire training and sign in and out on the sign in sheet, in order to receive your CEU certificate.

IMH Hours: Workshop is aligned with the California Training Guidelines and Personnel Competencies and Professional Endorsement Criteria for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health (2016). 1-hour in area A, 1.5-hours in Area B, 3-hours in Area C, 1-hour in Area D, .5-hour in Area E and .5-hours in Area F (workshop content may be subject to modification at the time of training).

Solace Center is co-hosting with this training with the California Psychological Institute who is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s. California Psychological Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course content.

Cancelations/Grievances/ADA: Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs. Full Refunds will be provided with 5-day written notice of cancelation. Cancelations less than 5 days prior to the event or in cases of Non-Attendance refunds will not be granted. If you have questions or to report grievances, please contact Cristina Rodriguez 559-256-0985 email: Cristinar@solacecenterfresno.com .

Registration fee includes light continental breakfast or afternoon refreshments and Certificate of Completion and/or Continuing Education Credits and session handouts. Lunch will not be provided.

This training is of Solace Center's 2019 road to Competency Series, Laying the Foundation for Infant Mental Health Practice. This series of trainings align with the California Training Guidelines and Personnel Competencies and Professional Endorsement Criteria for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health. For more information about this series of trainings please contact Solace center 559-256-0985 email: Cristinar@solacecenterfresno.com

*Solace of Center of Fresno is not affiliated in any way with the California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health. For more information on endorsement see http://cacenter-ecmh.org/wp/

Schedule:

8:30-9am: Registration

9:00-10:15 am: Introduction to I-FECMH- History and Background & The I-FECMH Specialist

10:15-10:30am: Break

10:30am-12pm: Key Concepts-Early Intervention - Attachment - Biologic/Psychosocial Factors - Risk and Resiliency

12:00-1:00pm: Lunch

1:00-2:15pm: Behavioral Issues and Mental Health - Regulation - Sleeping/Eating - Sensory Integration - Attachment Styles/Needs

2:15-2:30pm: Break

2:30-4:30pm: Evaluation and Treatment- Screening - Assessment/Observation - Treatment/Interventions

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Infant Mental Health: Impact of Attachment Disruption & Trauma on Mental Health
Mar
8
9:00 AM09:00

Infant Mental Health: Impact of Attachment Disruption & Trauma on Mental Health

To Register: https://infantmentalhealth_basics.eventbrite.com

Course Description: This course is designed to help individuals working with children and adolescence understand the global impact of developmental trauma and prolonged, unaddressed stress. Additionally, the course will review the role trauma, attachment-disruption and stress play on health and wellness outcomes. This workshop will describe symptoms and behaviors common to traumatized children and will offer strategies to address these concerns.

Learning Objectives:

1.Define and discuss attachment and the impact of attachment disruptions.

  1. Identify 4 types of attachment style

  2. Define the concept of developmental and complex trauma.

3.Review the impact of trauma on development and physical, emotional and mental health.

4.List and describe 3 common behaviors, symptoms and diagnosis of children in foster care.

5.List 3 developmentally appropriate strategies for addressing difficulties/challenges common in traumatized children.

Presnter: Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT, RPT-S is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the Clinical Director of the California Psychological Institute in Fresno, CA. Julie is a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, infant mental health specialist, reflective practice mentor and certified educator of infant massage (CEIM). Julie specializes in use of play to treat complex and developmental trauma in young children.

CE Credits: Attendance to this training meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Prov. # 131780. Certificate of Completion will be handing out at time of sign out. You must be present for the entire training and sign in and out on the sign in sheet, in order to receive your CEU certificate.

IMH Hours: Workshop is aligned with the California Training Guidelines and Personnel Competencies and Professional Endorsement Criteria for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health (2016). 1-hour in area A, 1.5-hours in Area B, 3-hours in Area C, 1-hour in Area D, .5-hour in Area E and .5-hours in Area F (workshop content may be subject to modification at the time of training).

Co-hosted with the California Psychological Institute who is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s. California Psychological Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course content.

Cancelations/Grievances/ADA: Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs. Full Refunds will be provided with 5-day written notice of cancelation. Cancelations less than 5 days prior to event or in cases of Non-Attendance refunds will not be granted. If you have questions or to report grievances, please contact Cristina Rodriguez 559-256-0985 email: Cristinar@solacecenterfresno.com.

Registration fee includes light continental breakfast or afternoon refreshments and Certificate of Completion and/or Continuing Education Credits and session handouts. Lunch will not be provided.

This training is of Solace Center's 2019 road to Competency Series, Laying the Foundation for Infant Mental Health Practice. This series of trainings align with the California Training Guidelines and Personnel Competencies and Professional Endorsement Criteria for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health. For more information about this series of trainings please contact Solace center 559-256-0985 email: Cristinar@solacecenterfresno.com

*Solace of Center of Fresno is not affiliated in any way with the California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health. For more information on endorsement see http://cacenter-ecmh.org/wp/

Schedule:

8:30-9am: Registration

9:00-10:15am: Introduction to I-FECMH- History and Background & The I-FECMH Specialist

10:15-10:30am: Break

10:30am-12pm: Key Concepts-Early Intervention - Attachment - Biologic/Psychosocial Factors - Risk and Resiliency

12:00-1:00pm: Lunch

1:00-2:15pm: Behavioral Issues and Mental Health - Regulation - Sleeping/Eating - Sensory Integration - Attachment Styles/Needs

2:15-2:30pm: Break

2:30-4:30pm: Evaluation and Treatment- Screening - Assessment/Observation - Treatment/Interventions

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Infant Mental Health: Biological/Psychosocial Factors and Risk and Resiliency
May
17
9:00 AM09:00

Infant Mental Health: Biological/Psychosocial Factors and Risk and Resiliency

To Register: https://biopsych_riskresiliency.eventbrite.com

Course Description: This course is designed to help individuals working with young children identify and understand the impact of prolonged, unaddressed stress on the infant/toddler/preschooler and the parent-child dyad. Additionally, the course will review how chronic stress may lead to interference with brain development, emotional regulation and can contribute to child maltreatment. This workshop is also designed to explore the phenomenon of resilience in infants and preschoolers. Lastly, the course will explore risks to very young children including family dynamics, atypical development, sensory issues and community violence.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define and discuss the impact of chronic trauma on young children and families.

  2. Identify 3 common resilience factors for young children and families.

  3. List 3 risk factors that negatively impact infant and family well-being.

  4. Identify the impact of biological and psychosocial factors on brain development, parent-child relationships and emotional wellness.

  5. List 3 developmentally appropriate strategies for common problems in early childhood.

Who should attend: This workshop is essential for anyone working with young children and families including educators, health professionals, mental health clinicians, home visitors and case managers.

Presenter: Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT, RPT-S is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the Clinical Director of the California Psychological Institute in Fresno, CA. Julie is a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, infant mental health specialist, reflective practice mentor and certified educator of infant massage (CEIM). Julie specializes in use of play to treat complex and developmental trauma in young children.

CE Credits: Attendance to this training meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Prov. # 131780. Certificate of Completion will be handing out at time of sign out. You must be present for the entire training and sign in and out on the sign in sheet, in order to receive your CEU certificate.

IMH Hours: Workshop is aligned with the California Training Guidelines and Personnel Competencies and Professional Endorsement Criteria for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health (2016). 1-hour in area A, 1.5-hours in Area B, 3-hours in Area C, 1-hour in Area D, .5-hour in Area E and .5-hours in Area F (workshop content may be subject to modification at the time of training).

Co-hosted with the California Psychological Institute who is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s. California Psychological Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course content.

Cancelations/Grievances/ADA: Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs. Full Refunds will be provided with 5-day written notice of cancelation. Cancelations less than 5 days prior to event or in cases of Non-Attendance refunds will not be granted. If you have questions or to report grievances, please contact Cristina Rodriguez 559-256-0985 email: Cristinar@solacecenterfresno.com.

Registration fee includes light continental breakfast or afternoon refreshments and Certificate of Completion and/or Continuing Education Credits and session handouts. Lunch will not be provided.

This training is of Solace Center's 2019 road to Competency Series, Laying the Foundation for Infant Mental Health Practice. This series of trainings align with the California Training Guidelines and Personnel Competencies and Professional Endorsement Criteria for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health. For more information about this series of trainings please contact Solace center 559-256-0985 email: Cristinar@solacecenterfresno.com

*Solace of Center of Fresno is not affiliated in any way with the California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health. For more information on endorsement see http://cacenter-ecmh.org/wp/

Schedule:

8:30am-9am: Registration

9am-10:30pm: Review: Child Maltreatment: Health (ACES Study)/Mental Health Genetics/epigenetics, Neuro/Brain development, Attachment Styles/Quality/Disruption, Temperament (Goodness of Fit)

10:30-10:45am: Break

10:45am-12pm: Review- Sensory Integration, Behavioral Regulation

12pm-12:30pm: Lunch

12:30pm-2pm: Review- Intergenerational, Interpersonal and Family Violence, Parental Substance Use - Maternal Mental Health

2:00-2:15pm: Break

2:15pm-4:00pm: Typical/Atypical Development and Special Needs - The loss of the “perfect child” - Prematurity/Birth Trauma - Autism Spectrum Disorders/Neurodiversity - Sleeping/Eating Issues

4:00pm-4:30pm: Wrap-up/Review/Questions

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Infant Mental Health: Evidence-Based Practices for Observation, Screening, Assessment & Intervention
Jun
21
9:00 AM09:00

Infant Mental Health: Evidence-Based Practices for Observation, Screening, Assessment & Intervention

To Register: https://evidencebasedpractices_imh.eventbrite.com

Course Description: This course is designed for mental health clinicians to develop an understanding of basic principles of a variety of dyadic and family therapeutic approaches for, preventive and intervention.

Gain knowledge of and skill in implementing developmentally appropriate, evidence-based and best practice interventions.

Learn developmental guidance and developmentally appropriate strategies for common problems in early childhood (tantrums, sleeping, eating, crying, regulation).

Understand how to use observation, screening, and assessment to determine necessary components for the individual infant, young child, and family.

Understand how to select and use specific components of assessments for birth to 5-year-olds and their caregivers within scope of practice and training.

Learning Objectives:

  1. List 2 screening tools for children under 5 years of age.

  2. List 2 dyadic and or family therapeutic approaches in IMH.

  3. Identify 4 components of an infant mental health assessment.

  4. Identify 2 developmentally appropriate strategies for addressing common problems in early childhood.

Who should attend: Mental health clinicians working with or hoping to work with children under the age of 5 years.

Presenter: Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT, RPT-S is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the Clinical Director of the California Psychological Institute in Fresno, CA. Julie is a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, infant mental health specialist, reflective practice mentor and certified educator of infant massage (CEIM). Julie specializes in use of play to treat complex and developmental trauma in young children.

CE Credits: Attendance to this training meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Prov. # 131780. Certificate of Completion will be handing out at time of sign out. You must be present for the entire training and sign in and out on the sign in sheet, in order to receive your CEU certificate.

IMH Hours: Workshop is aligned with the California Training Guidelines and Personnel Competencies and Professional Endorsement Criteria for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health (2016). .5-hours in Area A, .5-hours in Area B, .5-hours in Area C, .5-hours in Area D, .5-hours in Area D, 2-hours in Area E, and 2-hours in Area F (workshop content may be subject to modification at the time of training).

Co-hosted with the California Psychological Institute who is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s. California Psychological Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course content.

Cancelations/Grievances/ADA: Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs. Full Refunds will be provided with 5-day written notice of cancelation. Cancelations less than 5 days prior to event or in cases of Non-Attendance refunds will not be granted. If you have questions or to report grievances, please contact Cristina Rodriguez 559-256-0985 email: Cristinar@solacecenterfresno.com.

Registration fee includes light continental breakfast or afternoon refreshments and Certificate of Completion and/or Continuing Education Credits and session handouts. Lunch will not be provided.

This training is of Solace Center's 2019 road to Competency Series, Laying the Foundation for Infant Mental Health Practice. This series of trainings align with the California Training Guidelines and Personnel Competencies and Professional Endorsement Criteria for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health. For more information about this series of trainings please contact Solace center 559-256-0985 email: Cristinar@solacecenterfresno.com

*Solace of Center of Fresno is not affiliated in any way with the California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health. For more information on endorsement see http://cacenter-ecmh.org/wp/

Schedule:

8:30-9am: Registration

9am-10:15am: Screening and Assessment Tools, Observational Evaluations, Collateral Interviews and Checklists

10:15-10:30am: Break

10:30-12pm: Assessment and Diagnosis, Biopsychosocial Assessment, Psychopathology

12pm-1pm: Lunch

1pm- 2:15pm: Evidence-Based Practices, Modalities and Interventions, Attachment- Focused Interventions, Play Interventions

2:15-2:30pm: Break

2:30-4:30pm: Evidence-Based Practices, Modalities and Interventions, Developmental Activities

4pm-4:30pm: Wrap-up/Review/Questions

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Reflective Practice
Jul
26
to Jul 27

Reflective Practice

2 Day Reflective Practice Training

*Cost: $199

*W/12 CEU’s: $215

**To Register: https://reflectivepractive2day.eventbrite.com

Description: Reflective practice is an essential component of Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health (IFECMH) and, for many years, has been known to benefit individuals and organizations in many disciplines. This 2-day reflective practice workshop will explore knowledge and skills necessary to provide reflective practice facilitation. Attendees will learn about the tenets and practices of capable reflection as well as the creation and maintenance of the reflective space. Additionally, there will be the opportunity to participate in listening, observation and responsive skills that comprise the reflective experience and to discuss ethical considerations that may arise when engaging in reflective practice. Lastly, this course is designed to build skills in facilitating the exploration of parallel processes and in respectfully addressing the complex emotional nature of Infant-Family Early Childhood Mental Health practice.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define reflective practice facilitation/consultation/supervision.
  2. Identify and understand various components and practices of skillful and effective reflective practice facilitation.
  3. Understand the impact of multiple influences and factors such as parallel processes on IFECMH practice and the IFECMH practitioner.
  4. Demonstrate effective reflective practice facilitation skills.
  5. Understand how to create and maintain an inviting, safe reflective space.
  6. Learn to address issues and challenges in reflective practice facilitation (groups and individuals).
  7. Understand ethical considerations in reflective practice.

Who should attend: This course is designed for professionals working in the field of early childhood mental health who are responsible for facilitating the reflective process with individuals and groups.

Schedule:

Day One:

  • 8:30-9am: Registration
  • 9-10:30am: Define reflective practice facilitation/consultation/supervision and its relation to IFECMH.
  • 10:30-10:45am: Break
  • 10:45am-12:00pm: Identify various components
  • and practices of skillful and effective reflective practice facilitation.
  • 12-1pm: Lunch
  • 1-2:30pm: Learn to create and maintain an inviting, safe reflective space.
  • 2:30-2:45: Break
  • 2:45-4:15: Learn to implement reflective practice facilitation skills.
  • 4:15-4:30: Review and Wrap-Up

Day Two:

  • 9-10:30am: Explore and understand the impact of multiple influences and factors such as parallel processes on IFECMH practice and the IFECMH practitioner
  • 10:30-10:45am: Break
  • 10:45am-12:00pm: Understand ethical considerations in reflective practice.
  • 12:00-1pm: Lunch
  • 1-2:30pm: Learn to address issues and challenges in reflective practice facilitation (groups and individuals).
  • 2:30-2:45pm: Break
  • 2:45-4:15pm: Demonstrate effective reflective practice facilitation skills.
  • 4:15-4:30: Review and Wrap-up

Speakers:

Debbie Duncan, LMFT, RPT-S, RPM is a Reflective Practice Mentor who has more than twenty years of experience working with children. She has taught, mentored, and consulted in the field of child therapy and early intervention. Debbie worked at Fresno County Mental Health with court-ordered infants and children, then was co-located at the Assessment Center for Children where she continued to work with young children and families. She is a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, endorsed Infant-Family Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist/Reflective Practice Mentor, and is a Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator. Debbie consults with individuals and groups regarding early childhood therapy and reflective practice.

Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT, RPT-S, RPM is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the Clinical Director of the California Psychological Institute in Fresno, CA. Julie is a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, infant mental health specialist, reflective practice mentor and certified educator of infant massage (CEIM). Julie specializes in the use of play to treat complex and developmental trauma in young children.

CEU’s: Attendance to this training meets the qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Prov. # 131780. Certificates of completion are available to all participants and will be available at the time of training sign-out.

IMH Hours: Workshop is aligned with the California Training Guidelines and Personnel Competencies for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health (2009). 1-hours in Area A; 1-hour in Area C; 4-hour in Area G; 3-hours in Area H AND 2-hours Reflective Practice Supervision Participation = 12 hours.

Registration fee includes light continental breakfast or afternoon refreshments and Certificate of Completion and/or Continuing Education Units and session handouts. Lunch will not be provided. Co-hosted with the California Psychological Institute who is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s. California Psychological Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course content.

Cancelations/Grievances/ADA: Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs. Full Refunds will be provided with 3-day written notice of cancelation. Cancelations less than 3 days prior to event or in cases of Non-Attendance refunds will not be granted. If you have questions or to report grievances, please contact Cristina Rodriguez 559-256-0985 email: Cristinar@solacecenterfresno.com.

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Working with Young Children: Evidence-Based Practices for Observation, Screening, Assessment and Intervention
Jun
29
11:00 AM11:00

Working with Young Children: Evidence-Based Practices for Observation, Screening, Assessment and Intervention

Space is Limited!

To Register: https://ebp_observation_assessment.eventbrite.com

Course Description: This course is designed for mental health clinicians working with or hoping to work with children under the age of 5 years. The course will focus on utilizing observation, screening and assessment to determine necessary treatment components and implementation of evidence-based practices and treatments to meet the developmental needs of young children and families.

Course Objectives:

  1. Develop an understanding of basic principles of a variety of dyadic and family therapeutic approaches to promotion, preventive intervention, and intervention.
  2. Gain knowledge of and skill in implementing developmentally appropriate, evidence-based and best practice interventions.
  3. Learn developmental guidance and developmentally appropriate strategies for common problems in early childhood (tantrums, sleeping, eating, crying, regulation).
  4. Understand how to use observation, screening, and assessment to determine necessary components for the individual infant, young child, and family.
  5. Understand how to select and use specific components of assessments for birth to 5-year-olds and their caregivers within scope of practice and training.
  6. Review the use of components of assessment including observations, interviews, standardized and non-standardized tests, and other professional reports, as appropriate, to provide multidimensional assessment.

Who should attend: This workshop is essential for anyone working with young children and families including educators, health professionals, mental health clinicians, home visitors and case managers.

Schedule:

  • 8:30-9:00am: Registration
  • 9am-10:15am: Screening and Assessment Tools, Observational Evaluations, Collateral Interviews and Checklists
  • 10:15-10:30am: Break
  • 10:30-12pm: Assessment and Diagnosis, Biopsychosocial Assessment, Psychopathology
  • 12pm-1pm: Lunch
  • 1pm- 2:15pm: Evidence-Based Practices, Modalities and Interventions, Attachment-Focused Interventions, Play Interventions
  • 2:15-2:30pm: Break
  • 2:30-4pm: Evidence-Based Practices, Modalities and Interventions, Developmental Activities
  • 4pm-4:30pm: Wrap-up/Questions/Surveys

Trainer: Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT, RPT-S is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the Clinical Director of the California Psychological Institute in Fresno, CA. Julie is a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, infant mental health specialist, reflective practice mentor and certified educator of infant massage (CEIM). Julie specializes in use of play to treat complex and developmental trauma in young children.

CEU’s: Attendance to this training meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Prov. # 131780. Certificates of completion are available to all participants and will be available at time of training sign-out.

IMH Hours: Workshop is aligned with the California Training Guidelines and Personnel Competencies and Professional Endorsement Criteria for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health (2016). .5-hours in Area A, .5-hours in Area B, .5-hours in Area C, .5-hours in Area D, .5-hours in Area D, 2-hours in Area E, and 2-hours in Area F.

Co-hosted by the California Psychological Institute who is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s. California Psychological Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course content.

Registration fee includes light continental breakfast and afternoon refreshments. Lunch will not be provided.

Cancelations/Grievances/ADA: Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs. Full refunds will be provided with 3 day written notice of cancelation. Refunds will not be granted for cancelations less than 3-days prior to event or in cases of non-attendance. If you have questions or to report grievances, please contact Cristina Rodriguez 559-256-0985 email: Cristinar@solacecenterfresno.com.

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Working with Young Children: Biological/Psychosocial Factors and Risk and Resiliency
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Working with Young Children: Biological/Psychosocial Factors and Risk and Resiliency

SPACE IS LIMITED

Register: https://risk_resiliencey.eventbrite.com

Course Description: This course is designed to help individuals working with young children identify and understand the impact of prolonged, unaddressed stress on the infant/toddler/preschooler and the parent-child dyad. Additionally, the course will review how chronic stress may lead to interference with brain development, emotional regulation and can contribute to child maltreatment. This workshop is also designed to explore the phenomenon of resilience in infants and preschoolers. Lastly, the course will explore risks to very young children including family dynamics, atypical development, sensory issues and community violence.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Define and discuss the impact of chronic trauma on young children and families.
  2. Identify common resilience factors for young children and families.
  3. Demonstrate a theoretical understanding of the cumulative risk factors that negatively impact infant and family well-being.
  4. Identify the impact of biological and psychosocial factors on brain development, parent-child relationships and emotional wellness.

Who should attend: This workshop is essential for anyone working with young children and families including educators, health professionals, mental health clinicians, home visitors and case managers.

Schedule:

  • 8:30am-9:00am-Registration
  • 9:00am-10:30pm-Review: - Child Maltreatment: Health (ACES Study)/Mental Health - Genetics/epigenetics - Neuro/Brain development - Attachment Styles/Quality/Disruption - Temperament (Goodness of Fit)
  • 10:30-10:45-Break
  • 10:45am-12:00pm-Review: - Sensory Integration - Behavioral Regulation
  • 12:00pm-12:30pm-Lunch
  • 12:30pm-2:00pm-Review: - Intergenerational, Interpersonal and Family Violence - Parental Substance Use - Maternal Mental Health
  • 2:00-2:15pm-Break
  • 2:15pm-3:30pm - Typical/Atypical Development and Special Needs - The loss of the “perfect child” - Prematurity/Birth Trauma - Autism Spectrum Disorders/Neurodiversity - Sleeping/Eating Issues
  • 3:30pm-4:30pm: Wrap-up/Review/Questions

Trainer: Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT, RPT-S is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the Clinical Director of the California Psychological Institute in Fresno, CA. Julie is a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, infant mental health specialist, reflective practice mentor and certified educator of infant massage (CEIM). Julie specializes in use of play to treat complex and developmental trauma in young children.

CEU’s: Attendance to this training meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Prov. # 131780. Certificate of Completion and/or Continuing Education Units and session handouts.

IMH Hours: Workshop is aligned with the California Training Guidelines and Personnel Competencies and Professional Endorsement Criteria for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health (2016). .5-hours in Area A, .5-hours in Area B, 2-hours in Area C, 2-hours in Area D, .5-hour in Area E, and .5-hours in F.

Co-hosted with the California Psychological Institute who is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s. California Psychological Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course content.

Registration fee includes light continental breakfast and afternoon refreshments. Lunch will not be provided.

Cancelations/Grievances/ADA: Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs. Full refunds will be provided with 3 day written notice of cancelation. Refunds will not be granted for cancelations less than 3-days prior to event or in cases of non-attendance. If you have questions or to report grievances, please contact Cristina Rodriguez 559-256-2000x 226 email: Cristinar@cpifresno.com

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The Impact of Attachment Disruption and Trauma on Behavior, Brain Development and Mental Health
Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

The Impact of Attachment Disruption and Trauma on Behavior, Brain Development and Mental Health

SPACE IS LIMITED

Register: https://attachment_disruption.eventbrite.com

Course Description: This course is designed to help individuals working with children and adolescence understand the global impact of developmental trauma and prolonged, unaddressed stress. Additionally, the course will review the role trauma, attachment-disruption and stress play on health and wellness outcomes. This workshop will describe symptoms and behaviors common to traumatized children and will offer strategies to address these concerns.

Learning Objectives: Upon competition of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Define and discuss attachment, attachment styles, and the impact of attachment disruptions.
  2. Identify the concept of developmental and complex trauma.
  3. Review the impact of trauma on development and physical, emotional and mental health.
  4. List and describe common behaviors, symptoms and diagnosis of children in foster care.
  5. Examine developmentally appropriate strategies for addressing difficulties/challenges common in traumatized children.

Who should attend: This workshop is essential for anyone working with young children and families including educators, mental health clinicians, home visitors and case managers.

Trainer: Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT, I-FECMH Specialist** is a licensed marriage anJulie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT, RPT-S is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the Clinical Director of the California Psychological Institute in Fresno, CA. Julie is a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, infant mental health specialist, reflective practice mentor and certified educator of infant massage (CEIM). Julie specializes in use of play to treat complex and developmental trauma in young children.

Schedule:

  • 8:30-9am: Rrgistration
  • 9am-10:15am: Basic Needs: Met and Unmet - Abuse and Neglect - Attachment and Attachment Disruption
  • 10:15-10:30am: Break
  • 10:30am-12pm: Biology of Trauma – Biology of Chronic Stress/ Toxic Stress
  • 12:00-1:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00-2:15pm: Brain, Behavior and Mental Health: Brain Integration/Regulation, Executive Functioning and Implicit & Explicit memory.
  • 2:15-2:30: Break
  • 2:30-4:30: Strategies/Interventions/Modalities & Wrap up

CEU’s: Attendance to this training meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Prov. # 131780. Certificate of Completion will be handing out at time of sign out.

IMH Hours: Workshop is aligned with the California Training Guidelines and Personnel Competencies and Professional Endorsement Criteria for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health (2016). 1-hour in area A, 1.5-hours in Area C, 1.5-hours in Area D, .5-hour in Area E, 1-hour in Area F and .5-hour in are G.

Co-hosted with the California Psychological Institute who is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s. California Psychological Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course content.

Cancelations/Grievances/ADA: Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs. Full Refunds will be provided with 3-day written notice of cancelation. Cancelations less than 3 days prior to event or in cases of Non-Attendance refunds will not be granted. If you have questions or to report grievances, please contact Cristina Rodriguez 559-256-0985 email: Cristinar@solacecenterfresno.com.

Registration fee includes light continental breakfast or afternoon refreshments and Certificate of Completion and/or Continuing Education Units and session handouts. Lunch will not be provided.

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The Basics: Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health (I-FECMH)
Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

The Basics: Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health (I-FECMH)

SPACE IS LIMITED

To Register: https://ifecmh_basics.eventbrite.com

Course Description: Early childhood mental health is an evidence-based, relationship-focused approach to being with families rooted in research and theory. I-FECMH practitioners come from a myriad of professions including but not limited to child care, mental health, home visitors, and public health. Understanding that the brains of infants and young children are malleable and wired for emotional/relational connection is essential in providing intervention, support and care for this population. Valuing relationships and identifying and supporting protective factors is crucial for professionals working in the field of early intervention. This training is designed not only to assist practitioners in understanding the theory and research behind I-FECMH practices, but also to provide opportunities to connect theory to the practitioner’s everyday work with infants, children and families.

Learning Objectives: Upon competition of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Define and discuss the tenets of infant-family and early childhood mental health.
  2. Identify common risk and resiliency factors and the impact of biologic/psychosocial influences on attachment, brain development, emotional wellness and parent-child relationships.
  3. Review the basic principles of I-FECMH approaches to promotion, preventive intervention, and intervention.
  4. List and describe developmentally appropriate, evidence-based and best practice interventions.
  5. Examine developmentally appropriate strategies for common problems in early childhood (tantrums, sleeping, eating, crying, regulation).

Who should attend: This workshop is essential for anyone working with young children and families including educators, health professionals, mental health clinicians, home visitors and case managers.

Schedule:

  • 8:30-9am: Registration
  • 9:00-10:15am: Introduction to I-FECMH- History and Background & The I-FECMH Specialist
  • 10:15-10:30am: Break
  • 10:30am-12:00pm: Key Concepts-Early Intervention - Attachment - Biologic/Psychosocial Factors - Risk and Resiliency
  • 12:00-1:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00-2:15pm: Behavioral Issues and Mental Health - Regulation - Sleeping/Eating - Sensory Integration - Attachment Styles/Needs
  • 2:15-2:30: Break
  • 2:30-4:30: Evaluation and Treatment- Screening - Assessment/Observation - Treatment/Interventions

Speaker: Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT, RPT-S is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the Clinical Director of the California Psychological Institute in Fresno, CA. Julie is a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, infant mental health specialist, reflective practice mentor and certified educator of infant massage (CEIM). Julie specializes in use of play to treat complex and developmental trauma in young children.

Kathleen Romeiro, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience working with children and families, specializing in crisis intervention and working with children 0-5. She is endorsed as an Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist. In addition to providing direct therapy services, she is a clinical supervisor, the Infant Mental Health Coordinator, facilitates reflective practice, and conducts Bonding, Attachment and Sibling Studies for the Courts.

CEU's: Attendance to this training meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Prov. # 131780. Certificates of completion are available to all participants and will be available at time of training sign-out.

IMH Hours: Workshop is aligned with the California Training Guidelines and Personnel Competencies and Professional Endorsement Criteria for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health (2016). . 1-hour in area A, 1.5-hours in Area B, 3-hours in Area C, 1-hour in Area D, .5-hour in Area E and .5-hours in Area F.

Certificates will be hand delivered at time of training sign-out. Registration fee includes light continental breakfast or afternoon refreshments and Certificate of Completion and/or Continuing Education Units and session handouts. Lunch will not be provided.

Co-hosted with California Psychological Institute who is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s. California Psychological Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course content.

Cancelations/Grievances/ADA: Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs. Full Refunds will be provided with 3 day written notice of cancelation. Cancelations less than 3 days prior to event or in cases of Non-Attendance refunds will not be granted. If you have questions or to report grievances, please contact Cristina Rodriguez 559-256-0985 email: Cristinar@solacecenterfresno.com.

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Play Therapy: Supporting Social-Emotional Development and Self-Regulation
Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

Play Therapy: Supporting Social-Emotional Development and Self-Regulation

Space is Limited

To Register: https://play-therapy-social-emotional-dev.eventbrite.com

Course Description: This course is designed to help individuals working with children understand the importance of play therapy as a therapeutic modality for treatment. This course will also focus on utilizing play in observation, screening and assessment to meet the developmental needs of young children and families. Additionally, this course will review play therapy as a modality to address the impact of chronic stress and developmental trauma on brain development and social-emotional regulation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. How to utilize play thearpy in the treatment of children
  2. Developing a play environment to support social-emotional development.
  3. Utilizing play therapy to manage stress and emotional regulation.
  4. Utilize hands-on interactive strategies to utilize with children and families.

Who should attend: Therapists working with or hoping to work with children.

Program Schedule:

  • 8:30-9am Registration/Sign-In
  • 9-10:30a m Introduction to play therapy; Play, development and neuroscience
  • 10:30-10:45am Break
  • 10:45-12pm Creating play environments to support social-emotional development
  • 12-1pm LUNCH
  • 1-2:30pm Utilizing play in observation and assessment
  • 2:30-2:45pm Break
  • 2:45-4:30pm Trauma and play (themes, regulation, and intervention) Skills practice Involving Parents & Evaluations

CEU’s: Attendance meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Prov. # 131780. Certificates will be hand delivered at time of training sign-out.

APT: 6 Contact Play Therapy Credit Hours. Solace Center is an approved trainer for the Association of Play Therapy (APT Approved Provider #17-521).

IMH Hours: Workshop is aligned with the California Training Guidelines and Personnel Competencies and Professional Endorsement Criteria for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health (2016). . 1-hours in Area B; 1-hour in Area C; 1-hour in Area E; and 3-hours in Area F.

Presenters: Debbie Duncan, LMFT, RPT-S has more than 20 years of experience working with children. She has taught, mentored, and consulted in areas of child therapy and early intervention. For more than eighteen years, she worked at Fresno County Children’s Mental Health, initially with court-ordered cases and later was collocated at the Assessment Center for Children. Debbie is a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, Endorsed Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist/Reflective Practice Mentor, and is a Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator. Debbie consults with individuals and groups regarding early childhood therapy and reflective practice.

Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT, RPT-S is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the Clinical Director of the California Psychological Institute in Fresno, CA. Julie is a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, infant mental health specialist, reflective practice mentor and certified educator of infant massage (CEIM). Julie specializes in use of play to treat complex and developmental trauma in young children.

Cancelations/Grievances/ADA: Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs. Full Refunds will be provided with 5 day written notice of cancelation. Cancelations less than 5 days prior to event or in cases of Non-Attendance refunds will not be granted. If you have questions or to report grievances, please contact Cristina Rodriguez 559-256-0985 email: Cristinar@solacecenterfresno.com.

Co-hosted by the California Psychological Institute who is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s. California Psychological Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course content.

Registration fee includes light continental breakfast or afternoon refreshments and Certificate of Completion and/or Continuing Education Units and session handouts. Lunch will not be provided.

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The Joy of Infant Massage
Jan
11
to Jan 26

The Joy of Infant Massage

To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/infant-massage-3-week-series-tickets-37297472745?aff=es2

**Space is limited**

*Great gift for new parents*

Come learn to calm and soothe your baby through nurturing touch in just 3 quick classes!

Babies who are massaged may sleep deeper and longer, spend more time active and alert for learning, increase bonding and attachment to their parents, and improve elimination.

We will learn adapted yoga poses and strokes for colic as well.

Who should come?  Babies (0-12 months) with their parent(s) or primary caregiver(s)

When: January 11, 18, and 25, 2018 from 5:30-6:30pm (attendance at all three dates is required for the complete education and experience of all massage strokes). 

Cost: $100 total for attendance at all three dates (January 11,18, and 25).

By Julie Torok-Mangasarian, M.A., Certified Educator of Infant Massage

Refreshments provided. Call 559-256-2000 x203 for further details. Refunds are offered up to 7 days before the event. If you would like to make a gift of the event, please call Julie directly at 559-256-2000 x203.

*Please consult with yoour medical professional prior to registeration if you have questions about the impact of massage on the health or wellness of your infant and/or if there any limitations your infant may have as a result of a physical or health issue.

 

 

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Copy of The Impact of Attachment Disruption and Trauma on Behavior, Brain Development and Mental Health
Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

Copy of The Impact of Attachment Disruption and Trauma on Behavior, Brain Development and Mental Health

Presented by: Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT

**SPACE IS LIMITED**

Register: https://attachementtraumamentalhealth.eventbrite.com

 

Course Description: This course is designed to help individuals working with children and adolescence understand the global impact of developmental trauma and prolonged, unaddressed stress. Additionally, the course will review the role trauma, attachment-disruption and stress play on health and wellness outcomes. This workshop will describe symptoms and behaviors common to traumatized children and will offer strategies to address these concerns. 

Learning Objectives: Upon competition of this course, you should be able to:

1.    Define and discuss attachment, attachment styles, and the impact of attachment disruptions.
2.    Identify the concept of developmental and complex trauma. 
3.    Review the impact of trauma on development and physical, emotional and mental health.
4.    List and describe common behaviors, symptoms and diagnosis of children in foster care. 
5.    Examine developmentally appropriate strategies for addressing difficulties/challenges common in traumatized children.  

Key Concepts:
Attachment and Attachment Disruption
The Impact of Trauma on Attachment and Brain Development
Mental Health (Symptoms vs Diagnosis)
Special Considerations for Children in Foster Care

Who should attend: This workshop is essential for anyone working with young children and families including educators, mental health clinicians, home visitors and case managers.

Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT, I-FECMH Specialist is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the Clinical Director of the California Psychological Institute in Fresno, CA. Julie is a registered play therapist supervisor, infant mental health specialist, reflective practice mentor and certified educator of infant massage (CEIM). Julie specializes in the treatment of complex and developmental trauma in young children. Julie has specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), play therapy (Theraplay®, client-centered play therapy and Filial Therapy) and Reflective Practice Supervision. 

Schedule:
8:30-9am: Registration
9:00-10:15am: Basic Needs: Met and Unmet
Abuse and Neglect
Attachment and Attachment Disruption
10:15-10:30am: Break
10:30am-12:00pm: Impact of Trauma
Chronic Stress
ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences)
Protective Factors
12:00-1:00pm: Lunch
1:00-2:15pm: Brain, Behavior and Mental Health:
Brain Integration/Regulation
Sleeping/Eating
Attention/Impulsivity
Attachment Needs
2:15-2:30: Break
2:30-4:30: Strategies/Interventions/Modalities

CEU’s: Attendance to this training meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Prov. # 131780. Certificates of completion are available to all participants and will be available at time of training sign-out.

Cancelations/Grievances/ADA: Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs. Full refunds will be provided with 3 day written notice of cancelation. Refunds will not be granted for cancelations less than -days prior to event or in cases of non-attendance. If you have questions or to report grievances, please contact Cristina Rodriguez 559-256-0985 email: Cristinar@solacecenterfresno.com. 

California Psychological Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s. California Psychological Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course content. 

Registration fee includes light continental breakfast and afternoon refreshments and Certificate of Completion and/or Continuing Education Units and session handouts. Lunch will not be provided.


 

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The Impact of Attachment Disruption and Trauma on Behavior, Brain Development and Mental Health
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

The Impact of Attachment Disruption and Trauma on Behavior, Brain Development and Mental Health

Presented by: Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT

Register at: https://attachmentandmentalhealth.eventbrite.com

**SOLD OUT!**

Course Description: This course is designed to help individuals working with children and adolescence understand the global impact of developmental trauma and prolonged, unaddressed stress. Additionally, the course will review the role trauma, attachment-disruption and stress play on health and wellness outcomes. This workshop will describe symptoms and behaviors common to traumatized children and will offer strategies to address these concerns. 

Learning Objectives: Upon competition of this course, you should be able to:

1.    Define and discuss attachment, attachment styles, and the impact of attachment disruptions.
2.    Identify the concept of developmental and complex trauma. 
3.    Review the impact of trauma on development and physical, emotional and mental health.
4.    List and describe common behaviors, symptoms and diagnosis of children in foster care. 
5.    Examine developmentally appropriate strategies for addressing difficulties/challenges common in traumatized children.  

Key Concepts:
Attachment and Attachment Disruption
The Impact of Trauma on Attachment and Brain Development
Mental Health (Symptoms vs Diagnosis)
Special Considerations for Children in Foster Care

Who should attend: This workshop is essential for anyone working with young children and families including educators, mental health clinicians, home visitors and case managers.

Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT, I-FECMH Specialist is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the Clinical Director of the California Psychological Institute in Fresno, CA. Julie is a registered play therapist supervisor, infant mental health specialist, reflective practice mentor and certified educator of infant massage (CEIM). Julie specializes in the treatment of complex and developmental trauma in young children. Julie has specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), play therapy (Theraplay®, client-centered play therapy and Filial Therapy) and Reflective Practice Supervision. 

Schedule:
8:30-9am: Registration
9:00-10:15am: Basic Needs: Met and Unmet
Abuse and Neglect
Attachment and Attachment Disruption
10:15-10:30am: Break
10:30am-12:00pm: Impact of Trauma
Chronic Stress
ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences)
Protective Factors
12:00-1:00pm: Lunch
1:00-2:15pm: Brain, Behavior and Mental Health:
Brain Integration/Regulation
Sleeping/Eating
Attention/Impulsivity
Attachment Needs
2:15-2:30: Break
2:30-4:30: Strategies/Interventions/Modalities

CEU’s: Attendance to this training meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Prov. # 131780. Certificates of completion are available to all participants and will be available at time of training sign-out.

Cancelations/Grievances/ADA: Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs. Full refunds will be provided with 3 day written notice of cancelation. Refunds will not be granted for cancelations less than -days prior to event or in cases of non-attendance. If you have questions or to report grievances, please contact Cristina Rodriguez 559-256-0985 email: Cristinar@solacecenterfresno.com. 

California Psychological Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s. California Psychological Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course content. 

Registration fee includes light continental breakfast and afternoon refreshments and Certificate of Completion and/or Continuing Education Units and session handouts. Lunch will not be provided.


 

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CHILD-CENTERED PLAY THERAPY TRAINING
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

CHILD-CENTERED PLAY THERAPY TRAINING

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Parking Update: Please park in the parking lot by the front door, or the parking lot inside the gate if the other one gets full.

**SOLD OUT**

The Child Leads the Way: Child Centered Play Therapy Training

To Register: https://child-centered-pt.eventbrite.com

Course Description: Child Centered Play Therapy is a core skill for helping children, ages 3 to 12, who are experiencing behavioral or emotional difficulties. CCPT is a humanistic therapy based on the premise that play is the language of children, that growth and healing develops from fully and completely accepting the child exactly as she or he is and that safety and structure are essential ingredients. This course will cover the foundation and principals of CCPT, teach the skills, increase understanding of play themes, including trauma play and discuss ways to include parents. Course will include videos and experiential skill practice.

Learning Objectives
1. Summarize the principals of Child Centered Play Therapy (as developed by Virginia Axline)
2. List and describe the basic 4 skills of Child Centered Play Therapy
3. Perform the 4 basic skills of Child Centered Play Therapy
4. Name 1 type of presenting situation for which CCPT would usually be contra-indicated
6. Describe how CCPT is helpful for children who have experienced trauma

Who should attend: Counselors, therapists, probation/parole officers and medical personnel working in mental health or addiction treatment programs.

Presenter: Karen Pernet LCSW, RPT-S has been in practice for over 25 years, and currently practices in Oakland, CA. She is a national Child Centered Play Therapy and Filial Therapy trainer. She received the 2009 Outstanding Contribution to Filial Therapy Practice and Training Award. Her trainings have been described as lively, encouraging, responsive to individual needs, informative, interactive and fun.

Agenda
8:30-9a Registration/Sign-In
9-9:20a Introductions, Remembering Childhood guided imagery and small group process
9:20-10:30a Didactic and Video, History and principals of Child Centered Play Therapy (developed by Virginia Axline), CCPT and Neuroscience, Goals of Child Centered Play Therapy, Video of a CCPT session
10:30-10:40a Break
10:40-12p Four skills of CCPT: Structuring, Empathic Listening, Imaginative Role Play and Limit Setting, Description and practice.
12-1p LUNCH
1-1:30 Skills practice continued
1:30-2:30p Thematic play and Stages of CCPT, Video
2:30-2:40p Break
2:40-3:20p Trauma and CCPT
3:20-4p Involving Parents, Evaluations

CEU’s: Attendance meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Prov. # 131780.

APT: 6 Contact Play Therapy Credit Hours.
Karen Pernet LCSW, RPT-S is an approved trainer for the Association of Play Therapy (APT 09-241). 

Cancelations/Grievances/ADA: Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs. Full Refunds will be provided with 5 day written notice of cancelation. Cancelations less than 5 days prior to event or in cases of Non-Attendance refunds will not be granted. If you have questions or to report grievances, please contact Cristina Rodriguez 559-256-0985 email: Cristinar@solacecenterfresno.com.

California Psychological Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s. California Psychological Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course content.

Certificates will be hand delivered at time of training sign-out. Registration fee includes light continental breakfast or afternoon refreshments and Certificate of Completion and/or Continuing Education Units and session handouts. Lunch will not be provided.

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Working with Young Children: Evidence-Based Practices for Observation, Screening, Assessment and Intervention
Aug
25
9:00 AM09:00

Working with Young Children: Evidence-Based Practices for Observation, Screening, Assessment and Intervention

**Space is Limited**

Presented by: Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT

To REGISTER: https://evidecebasedpract825.eventbrite.com

This course is designed for mental health clinicians working with or hoping to work with children under the age of 5 years. The course will focus on utilizing observation, screening and assessment to determine necessary treatment components and implementation of evidence-based practices and treatments to meet the developmental needs of young children and families.

Course Objectives:

1.Develop an understanding of basic principles of a variety of dyadic and family therapeutic approaches to promotion, preventive intervention, and intervention. 

2.Gain knowledge of and skill in implementing developmentally appropriate, evidence-based and best practice interventions.

3.Learn developmental guidance and developmentally appropriate strategies for common problems in early childhood (tantrums, sleeping, eating, crying, regulation).

4.Understand how to use observation, screening, and assessment to determine necessary components for the individual infant, young child, and family.

5.Understand how to select and use specific components of assessments for birth to 5-year-olds and their caregivers within scope of practice and training.

6.Review the use of components of assessment including observations, interviews, standardized and non-standardized tests, and other professional reports, as appropriate, to provide multidimensional assessment.

Key Concepts:
Observation and Screening Tools for Young Children
Clinical Assessment and Evaluation
Psychopathology
Common Evidence-Based Practices, Modalities and Interventions

Who should attend:This workshop is essential for anyone working with young children and families including educators, health professionals, mental health clinicians, home visitors and case managers.

Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the Clinical Director of the California Psychological Institute in Fresno, CA. Julie is a registered play therapist supervisor, infant mental health specialist, reflective practice mentor and certified educator of infant massage (CEIM). Julie specializes in the treatment of complex and developmental trauma in young children. Julie has specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), play therapy (Theraplay®, client-centered play therapy and Filial Therapy) and Reflective Practice Supervision. 

Schedule:
8:30-9:00am: Registration
9am-10:155am: Screening and Assessment Tools, Observational Evaluations, Collateral Interviews and Checklists
10:15-10:30am: Break
10:30-12pm: Assessment and Diagnosis, Biopsychosocial Assessment, Psychopathology
12pm-1pm: Lunch
1pm- 2:15pm: Evidence-Based Practices, Modalities and Interventions, AttachmentFocused Interventions, PlayInterventions
2:15-2:30pm: Break
2:30-4pm: Evidence-Based Practices, Modalities and Interventions Developmental Activities
4pm-4:30pm: Wrap-up/Questions/Surveys

CEU’s: Attendance to this training meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Prov. # 131780. Certificates of completion are available to all participants and will be available at time of training sign-out.

IMH Hours: Workshop is aligned with the California Compendium of Training Guidelines, Personnel Competencies, and Professional Endorsement Criteria for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health (2016)-1-hour Area B; 2 hours Area E; 3 hours Area F. 

Cancelations/Grievances/ADA: Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs. Full refunds will be provided with 3 day written notice of cancelation. Refunds will not be granted for cancelations less than -days prior to event or in cases of non-attendance. If you have questions or to report grievances, please contact Cristina Rodriguez 559-256-0985 email: Cristinar@solacecenterfresno.com. 

California Psychological Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s. California Psychological Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course content. 

Registration fee includes light continental breakfast and afternoon refreshments and Certificate of Completion and/or Continuing Education Units and session handouts. Lunch will not be provided.

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Working with Young Children: Evidence-Based Practices for Observation, Screening, Assessment and Intervention
Jul
28
8:30 AM08:30

Working with Young Children: Evidence-Based Practices for Observation, Screening, Assessment and Intervention

**REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!**

Registerhttps://wwyc-ebp.eventbrite.com

This course is designed for mental health clinicians working with or hoping to work with children under the age of 5 years. The course will focus on utilizing observation, screening and assessment to determine necessary treatment components and implementation of evidence-based practices and treatments to meet the developmental needs of young children and families.

1.Develop an understanding of basic principles of a variety of dyadic and family therapeutic approaches to promotion, preventive intervention, and intervention. 
2.Gain knowledge of and skill in implementing developmentally appropriate, evidence-based and best practice interventions.
3.Learn developmental guidance and developmentally appropriate strategies for common problems in early childhood (tantrums, sleeping, eating, crying, regulation).
3.Understand how to use observation, screening, and assessment to determine necessary components for the individual infant, young child, and family.
4.Understand how to select and use specific components of assessments for birth to 5-year-olds and their caregivers within scope of practice and training.
5.Review the use of components of assessment including observations, interviews, standardized and non-standardized tests, and other professional reports, as appropriate, to provide multidimensional assessment.

Key Concepts:
Observation and Screening Tools for Young Children
Clinical Assessment and Evaluation
Psychopathology
Common Evidence-Based Practices, Modalities and Interventions

Who should attend: This workshop is essential for anyone working with young children and families including educators, health professionals, mental health clinicians, home visitors and case managers.

Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the Clinical Director of the California Psychological Institute in Fresno, CA. Julie is a registered play therapist supervisor, reflective practice mentor and certified educator of infant massage (CEIM). Julie specializes in the treatment of complex and developmental trauma in young children. Julie has specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), play therapy (Theraplay®, client-centered play therapy and Filial Therapy) and Reflective Practice Facilitation/Supervision.

Registration fee includes light continental breakfast and afternoon refreshments and Certificate of Completion and/or Continuing Education Units and session handouts. Lunch will not be provided.

Schedule:
8:00-8:30am: Registration
8:30-10:00am: Screening and Assessment Tools
            Observational Evaluations
            Collateral Interviews and Checklists
10:00-10:15am-Break
10:15am-12:00pm: Assessment and Diagnosis
            Biopsychosocial Assessment
            Psychopathology
12:00-12:30-Lunch
12:30-2:00pm: Evidence-Based Practices, Modalities and Interventions
            Attachment-Focused Interventions
            Play Interventions
2:00-2:15pm-Break
2:15-3:15pm: Evidence-Based Practices, Modalities and Interventions
            Developmental Activities
3:15-3:30pm: Wrap-up/Questions/Surveys

Parking: The cross streets are West and Indianapolis (this is past Gettysburg but before Ashlan). Please park in the church parking lot on the North side of Indianapolis.

CEU’s: Attendance to this training meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Prov. # 131780. Certificates of completion are available to all participants and will be available at time of training sign-out.
IMH Hours: Workshop is aligned with the California Compendium of Training Guidelines, Personnel Competencies, and Professional Endorsement Criteria for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health (2016)-1-hour Area B; 2 hours Area E; 3 hours Area F. 
            
Cancelations/Grievances/ADA: Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs. Full refunds will be provided with 3 day written notice of cancelation. Refunds will not be granted for cancelations less than -days prior to event or in cases of non-attendance. If you have questions or to report grievances, please contact Cristina Rodriguez 559-256-0985 email: Cristinar@solacecenterfresno.com. 

California Psychological Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s. California Psychological Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course content. 

 

 

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Motivational Interviewing
May
25
to May 26

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing!

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/motivational-interviewing-tickets-32135904355

Motivational Interviewing is an effective approach in the treatment of challenging clients, and provide participants with an opportunity to explore creative ways of integrating these approaches into an effective therapeutic intervention. Motivational Interviewing is a client-centered, evidence-based, directive method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence.

Day One (6 hours/CEU’s) - Day one will cover the definition of the Motivational Interviewing (MI) approach and the relevance of MI skills in the behavioral healthcare practice. The trainer will review the “spirit” of MI that helps to increase engagement and motivation. She will also teach the essential concepts of MI including the process of the approach, stages of change, effective engagement, eliciting “change talk”, and the basic MI skill set. In addition, methods to set specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timed goals will also be reviewed, as well as how to negotiate a change (treatment plan).

Upon completion of Day One, attendees will: 
+ Discuss the concept of “Spirit of MI” and how to use the spirit to create a culturally responsive and trauma-informed approach to care. 
+ List the four processes of MI and how each can be used to diminish resistance, focus care and assist in creating client-driven treatment planning. 
+ Demonstrate the five fundamental micro-skills of MI and the ways to use skills to promote behavioral change, including individuals with thought and personality go over again disorders. 
+ Summarize the basic steps of Brief Action Planning (adapted MI) for brief visits
+ Assess steps for implementation of MI in public behavioral health settings

Day Two (6 hours/CEU’s) - Day two will review of the MI “spirit” and skills. The trainer will focus on developing the concept of “change talk” and ways to elicit and deepen the dialogue that moves individuals toward initiating, sustaining, and attending to change behavior. The second day also focuses on additional practice, and attention will be given to ways to strategically use MI to address challenging situations.

Upon completion of Day Two, attendees will:
+ Summarize and further practice using interaction techniques essential in all four MI processes: Open ended questions, reflections, affirmation and summaries.
+ Identify change talk and use evocative questions, reflections, affirmations and summary to promote the development of change talk.
+ Provide information and advice using the E-P-E model of interaction
+ Apply Motivational Interviewing interaction techniques and “circle agenda” to assist patients with focusing on change behavior.
+ Practice using reflection of change talk and change summaries to move toward action planning.

Who should attend: Counselors, therapists, probation/parole officers and medical personnel working in mental health or addiction treatment programs.

Cost: $300  CEU's - $20 Attendance of this training meets the qualifications for either 12 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Prov. # 131780.  Certificates will be hand delivered at time of training sign-out

Presenter -  Kristin Dempsey is a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.  Currently, she oversees the Greater Bay Area Mental Health and Education Workforce Collaborative. Kristin has worked as a clinician specializing in the treatment of dual diagnosis (mental health and substance issues) and later oversaw quality improvement efforts to integrate mental health and substance abuse services for San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. She has clinical experience in treating alcohol and other drug issues, trauma, adolescent, child and family treatment, and issues related to women’s health and pregnancy counseling. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, is a master trainer for Applied Suicide Interventional Skills Training and trains on the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. Currently, she teaches in graduate counseling programs at San Francisco State University.

Training Schedule

Day 1
8:30a              Registration
9:00a              Introduction – Motivational Interviewing: is it “what I already do”? How does it fit in with all the other Evidence Bases Practices we’ve been trying to learn?
9:30-10:30a    Spirit of MI (exercise)
10:30-10:45a   Break
10:45a-12p       A guiding approach and applying structure to manage the therapeutic process (video)
12p-12:30p       Lunch (on your own)
1P-2:30p          Techniques of MI – the skills, practice, and how they work with challenging presentations (exercises)
2:30p-2:45p    Break
2:45p-4p         Continue techniques; intro to Brief Action Planning; putting it all together (exercises) (video)
4:00p-4:30p    Next steps and embedding the model in practice; evaluation

Day2
8:30a                Registration
9:00a                Introduction – Review of Day 1 – What is MI? 20-minute review video
9:30a-10:30a    Practice Exercise: Batting practice! Review and practice of the four interaction techniques. Demonstration of E-P-E technique of giving advice and information - How is this technique useful in primary care?
10:30a-10:45a    Break
10:45a-12p          Further developing change talk. Identifying Change Talk as a strategy in primary and behavioral health care. Practice exercises: Drumming for change and Using your EARS – Evocation, affirmation, reflection and summary to promote change talk.
12:00p-12:30p     Lunch (on your own)
12:30p-2p            Coding Exercise: Reviewing the video, identify the OARS and Change Talk. Practice: Engaging with OARS and Moving Moving to FOCUS stage using the circle agenda
2:00p-2:15 p     Break
2:15p-3:30p       Practice:  Evoking change talk and moving into PLANNING stage. Brief review, next steps and evaluation.
3:30p-4p           Next steps and embedding the model in practice; evaluation

Cancelations/Grievances/ADA: Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs. Full Refunds will be provided with 2 day written notice of cancelation. Cancelations less than 2 days prior to event or in cases of Non-Attendance refunds will not be granted. If you have questions or to report grievances, please contact Cristina Rodriguez 559-256-0985 email: Cristinar@solacecenterfresno.com.

California Psychological Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s. California Psychological Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course content. 

Registration fee includes light continental breakfast or afternoon refreshments and Certificate of Completion and/or Continuing Education Units and session handouts. Lunch will not be provided.

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Working with Young Children: Biological/Psychosocial Factors and Risk and Resiliency
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Working with Young Children: Biological/Psychosocial Factors and Risk and Resiliency

To Register: https://wwyc-bio-psychofactors.eventbrite.com

Course Description: This course is designed to help individuals working with young children identify and understand the impact of prolonged, unaddressed stress on the infant/toddler/preschooler and the parent-child dyad. Additionally, the course will review how chronic stress may lead to interference with brain development, emotional regulation and can contribute to child maltreatment. This workshop is also designed to explore the phenomenon of resilience in infants and preschoolers. Lastly, the course will explore risks to very young children including family dynamics, atypical development, sensory issues and community violence.

Key Concepts: 
-Neurodevelopment and brain research
-Child maltreatment
-Temperament (goodness of fit). 
-Intergenerational trauma/resilience
-Typical/atypical development

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you should be able to: 
1. Define and discuss the impact of chronic trauma on young children and families.
2. Identify common resilience factors for young children and families.
3. Demonstrate a theoretical understanding of the cumulative risk factors that negatively impact infant and family well-being. 
4. Identify the impact of biological and psychosocial factors on brain development, parent-child relationships and emotional wellness. 

Who should attend: This workshop is essential for anyone working with young children and families including educators, health professionals, mental health clinicians, home visitors and case managers.

Schedule:
8:30am-9:00am-Registration
9:00am-10:30pm-Review: • Child Maltreatment:
o Health (ACES Study)/Mental Health
o Genetics/epigenetics
o Neuro/Brain development
• Attachment Styles/Quality/Disruption • Temperament (Goodness of Fit)
10:30-10:45-Break
10:45am-12:00pm-Review: • Sensory Integration • Behavioral Regulation
12:00pm-12:30pm-Lunch
12:30pm-2:00pm-Review: • Intergenerational, Interpersonal and Family Violence • Parental Substance Use • Maternal Mental Health
2:00-2:15pm-Break
2:15pm-3:30pm • Typical/Atypical Development and Special Needs
o The loss of the “perfect child”
o Prematurity/Birth Trauma
o Autism Spectrum Disorders/Neurodiversity
o Sleeping/Eating Issues
3:30pm-4:00pm  • Wrap-up/Review/Questions

Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT RPT-S is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the Clinical Director of the California Psychological Institute in Fresno, CA. Julie is a registered play therapist supervisor, reflective practice mentor and certified educator of infant massage (CEIM). Julie specializes in the treatment of complex and developmental trauma in young children. Julie has specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), play therapy (Theraplay®, client-centered play therapy and Filial Therapy) and Reflective Practice Facilitation/Supervision.

Certificates of completion are available to all participants and will be available at time of training sign-out. Please bring your license number to the seminar; certificates of successful completion for CEU Credit Hours will not be issued without your license number.

CEU’s: Attendance to this training meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Prov. # 131780

IMH Hours: Workshop is aligned with the California Training Guidelines and Personnel Competencies for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health (2009). 3-hours in Area C and 3-hours in Area D.

Registration fee includes light continental breakfast and afternoon refreshments and Certificate of Completion and/or Continuing Education Units and session handouts. Lunch will not be provided.

Cancelations/Grievances/ADA: Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs. Full refunds will be provided with 2 day written notice of cancelation. Refunds will not be granted for cancelations less than 2-days prior to event or in cases of non-attendance. If you have questions or to report grievances, please contact Cristina Rodriguez 559-256-2000x 226 email: Cristinar@cpifresno.com 

California Psychological Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s. California Psychological Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course content. 

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The Circle of Security® Parenting Series
Apr
6
5:15 PM17:15

The Circle of Security® Parenting Series

Presented by:   

Debbie Duncan, LMFT; RPT-S, has more than 20 years of experience working with children. She has taught, mentored, and consulted in areas of child therapy and early intervention. Debbie is endorsed as an Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist/Reflective Practice Mentor, and is a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor.     

Chris Weatherby, LMFT, has more than 20 years of experience working with children and parents in mental health and educational settings. She has a passion for supporting parents and children in developing happy and healthy relationships.   

To register: https://circleofsecurityparentingseries.eventbrite.com

Eight Thursdays beginning April 6 through May 25, 2017 (8 Thursdays), 5:15pm-7pm

Cost: $180/per person or $200/for two parents of the same child
(Discount for early registration prior to March 9, 2017)
$170/per person or $190/for two parents of the same child

At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what their child might need from them. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

Learning Objectives of the Training:

•  Understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read the emotional needs

•  Support your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions and promote secure attachment

•  Enhance the development of your child's self esteem

•  Honor your innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure

Dates: April 6 through May 25, 2017 (8 Thursdays), 5:15pm-7pm

Who should attend:  This workshop is intended for expectant parents and parents of newborns through five years old; however parents of any age children will gain insight through the program.

Format:  View Circle of Security video, discussion, handouts

Kindly note that children are unable to attend this workshop.  Childcare is not provided.

Many parents would find this course to be very beneficial.  However, this seminar is not a substitute for psychotherapy.  If you or your child has had a history of trauma or mental health issues, please participate in psychotherapy before participating is this type of workshop.   

Cancelations/Grievances/ADA: Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs. Full Refunds will be provided with 10 day written notice of cancelation. Cancelations less than 10 days prior to event or in cases of Non-Attendance refunds will not be granted. If you have questions or to report grievances, please contact Debbie Duncan 559-296-0222 email: Debbieduncanlmft@gmail.com .  

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Infant Massage
Mar
2
5:30 PM17:30

Infant Massage

5-week course on Infant Massage

Presented by: 
Julie Torok-Mangasarian, M.A. Infant-family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist
When: March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2017 (Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm)
Where: 1470 W. Herndon Avenue Suite 300, Fresno CA, 93711

Cost: $100 for 5 sessions

Why learn to massage your baby?

Massage enhances communication and encourages fun interactions!
Relief – potential relief from teething, congestion, colic and gas.
Relaxation – massaging your baby is enjoyable and relaxing for you and baby. It may improve the quality of your baby’s sleep. 

Benefits for baby:
Promotes healthy growth and development.
Relaxing hormones released from touching help your baby relax and possibly sleep better.
Relief – touch can help reduce pain. Tummy strokes can help relieve discomfort from gas, colic and constipation.
Bonding – the touch and loving interaction promotes bonding. Your baby will grow to trust you and have a secure attachment.

Benefits for Parents:
Increase comfort and confidence in parenting skills.
Become more aware and responsive to baby’s cues.
Feel closer to baby and have a stronger parent-infant bond.
Ease parenting stress.

Babies, Mommies, Daddies and Primary Care Providers are invited to attend. 

Certificate of completion will be awarded on the last class session.

Refreshments will be provided.

Questions call Julie at 559-256-0985
Or by email at JulieT@solacecenterfresno.com

Cancelations/Grievances/ADA: Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs. Full Refunds will be provided with 10 day written notice of cancelation. Cancelations less than 10 days prior to event or in cases of Non-Attendance refunds will not be granted. If you have questions or to report grievances, please contact Cristina Rodriguez 559-256-0985 email: Cristinar@solacecenterfresno.com

 

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Working with Young Children
Feb
11
9:00 AM09:00

Working with Young Children

Working with Young Children

To Register: http://solacecenter_cpi.eventbrite.com?s=72623985
 

Presented by Infant Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialists:

Debbie Duncan, LMFT, RPT-S

Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT, RPT-S

Kathleen Romeiro, LCSW


$45 Part 1: INTRODUCTION TO WORKING WITH YOUNG CHILDREN (9am-12pm)

Course Description: Part 1 of the workshop is designed as a brief introduction to the concepts and principles of infant-family and early childhood mental health, highlighting the complex and important role of relationships and attachments in early childhood. 
Who should attend: This workshop is essential for anyone working with young children and families including foster parents, educators, health professionals, mental health clinicians, case managers and parents.
Key Concepts: 
-Key concepts of infant and preschooler development.
-Importance of primary attachment relationships.
-Common infant, toddler and preschooler emotional/behavioral issues.
-Risk and resiliency. 
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you should be able to: 
1. Define and discuss the tenets of infant-preschooler mental health. 
2. Identify common risk and resiliency factors for children 0-5 years of age.  
3. Compare and contrast various attachment styles. 
4. Describe common observation, screening and assessment tools used in infant-preschooler mental health. 

$65 Part 2: INTRODUCTION TO PLAY THERAPY FOR STRESSED CHILDREN (1-4pm)

Course Description: Part 2 of the workshop will introduce participants to basics of play therapy and its importance in addressing symptoms of stress in early childhood. 
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you should be able to identify: 
1. Effects of stress on the brain (risk). 
2. Symptoms of stress in young children.
3. The importance of relationships in play therapy. 
4. Developmental considerations in play therapy.
5. Basic skills in play therapy.
6. Hands-on interactive strategies to utilize in session. 

Who Should Attend: This workshop is intended for Master level therapists and counselors who currently work with or have a desire to work with young children. 

Program Schedule: 
8:30-9am: Sign-In/ Register for Part 1 (or all day)
9am-12pm Intro to Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health
12-12:30pm: Break
12-30-1pm: Sign-In/ Register for Part 2
1pm-4:00pm: Basics of Play Therapy, addressing symptoms of stress, the importance of relationships, developmental considerations, basis skills in play therapy & hands on strategies.

Certificates of completion are available to all participants and will be hand delivered at time of training sign-out. Please bring your license number to the seminar; certificates of successful completion for CEU’s or APT Credit Hours will not be issued without your license number.

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CEU’s: Attendance of this training meets the qualifications for either 6 hours (Full Day) or 3 hours (Half Day) of continuing education credit for LMFT’s,
LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Prov. # 131780
IMH Hours: Workshop is aligned with the California Training Guidelines and Personnel Competencies for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health (2009). 2-hours in Area B; 1-hour in Area D; and 3-hours in Area F.
Registration fee includes light continental breakfast or afternoon refreshments (both for full day) and Certificate of Completion and/or Continuing Education Units and session handouts. Lunch will not be provided.      

APT: 3 Contact Play Therapy Credit Hours (1-4pm) APT Approved Prov. # 17-950. Play therapy credit won’t be awarded to Non-mental health professionals.                       

Speakers

Debbie Duncan, LMFT, RPT-S has more than 20 years of experience working with children. She has taught, mentored, and consulted in areas of child therapy and early intervention. For more than eighteen years, she worked at Fresno County Children’s Mental Health, initially with court-ordered cases and later was co-located at the Assessment Center for Children. Debbie is a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, is endorsed as an Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist/Reflective Practice Mentor, and is a Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator. Currently, Debbie is transitioning into private practice and consults with individuals and groups regarding early childhood therapy and reflective practice.

Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT RPT-S is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Clinical Director of the California Psychological Institute in Fresno, CA. Julie is a registered play therapist supervisor, reflective practice mentor and certified educator of infant massage (CEIM). Julie specializes in the treatment of complex and developmental trauma in young children. Julie has specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), play therapy (Theraplay®, client-centered play therapy and Filial Therapy) and Reflective Practice Facilitation/Supervision.

Kathleen Romeiro, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children and families. Kathleen has special training and experience in working with children and families in crisis and with children 0-5 and their families. Kathleen also has training in Theraplay®, child-centered play therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. In addition to providing direct services to children and families, she is a clinical supervisor, CPI’s Infant Mental Health Coordinator, and conducts Bonding, Attachment and Sibling Studies for Dependency Court.

Cancelations/Grievances/ADA: Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs. Full Refunds will be provided with 2 day written notice of cancelation. Cancelations less than 2 days prior to event or in cases of Non-Attendance refunds will not be granted. If you have questions or to report grievances, please contact Cristina Rodriguez 559-256-09856 email: Cristinar@solacecenterfresno.com 

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