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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!**

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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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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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