Event Date/Time: Jul 16, 2004
Proper identification and effective assessment of potential mental health issues is essential to establishing and/or restoring physical and emotional health of the client. Complex problems must be addressed in all of their physical, spiritual, emotional, social, and cognitive areas. Issues can be difficult to diagnose, especially in populations, such as children, adolescents and substance abusers. Children who are raised in foster care, abusive homes, and alcohol/drug affected environments pose a difficult task for those who work with them. Children who appear successful, stable, and satisfied may be coping with issues that they have learned to conceal. This seminar takes a comprehensive look at the assessment/counseling process and explores how resilience might present itself to the clinician. Close examination will be given to the clinical, personal, ethical, and legal dimensions of working with children in special circumstances, along with insightful, real-world focus on overlapping themes, such as culture, foster care, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. Theories of psychosocial development will be used to guide the participant through the presenting complexities. The easy-to-follow case presentation format will allow you to conceptualize how interesting and challenging these cases can be. This practical format allows clinicians to explore, examine, share and replicate successful strategies in their own practices. Presenters will illustrate rational case formulation that will encourage alternative opinions on how and why a problem occurred or its likely outcome–giving participants an opportunity to apply their own knowledge to the case and providing seminar directors with material that will spark lively discussion and debate.
Friday, July 16th or July 30th, 2004
Sheraton Long Island Hotel, Smithtown, New York
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Trainers: Joseph Toles MS and Patricia Shatz CSW
$75.00 Registration fee includes continental breakfast