Workshops

All workshops take place at

480 Old Westbury Road
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
(south service road of the LIE)

Spring Continuing Education Training Series

An Introduction to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Non-MDs - Friday, March 10, 2017

An Introduction to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Non-MDs

Friday, March 10, 2017, 9:15 A.M. -12:30 P.M.

Presenter: Reena Nandi, M.D., Director of Psychiatry, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

This three-hour workshop will offer an overview of symptomatology, differential diagnosis and treatment options for common psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents (mood, anxiety, psychosis, ADHD, and other behaviors). The workshop will include a discussion of standard guidelines for assessment, diagnosis, treatment formulation and need for psychiatric evaluation. A brief overview on current psychotropic medications in use, risks and benefits, and related issues will be presented.

 

At the end of the course, participants will be able to recognize the presentation, diagnosis and current treatment options available for common psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents. In addition, course participants should also be able to recognize risk management issues associated with adolescent substance and alcohol use and safe use of psychotropic medication, suicide risk and other related metabolic issues and prevention.

Approved for 3 Social Work Continuing Education Hours (CEUs)

Latina Girls At Risk for Suicide and Other Self-Harming Behaviors: Principles and Practices - Friday, March 31, 2017

Latina Girls At Risk for Suicide and Other Self-Harming Behaviors: Principles and Practices

Friday, March 31, 2017, 9:15 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Presenter: Regina Barros-Rivera, LCSW, Associate Director, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center and founder of the Latina Girls’ Project 

This three-hour workshop will address how to best approach the needs of young Latina adolescents at-risk for suicide. Participants will learn core principles for clinical practice and program development in working with this population of young Latina girls and their families. This will include culturally sensitive strategies for effective practice in engaging and sustaining a therapeutic alliance, across the mental health delivery system, with this underserved population.

Direct practice illustrations and film clips will be used to bring to life core practice principals and address issues including sexual abuse, witness to violence, victim of violence, immigration trauma and suicide risk. The presentation will incorporate steps for developing a triage response to suicidal thinking and behavior and the use of alternative group activities to supplement the core clinical work and expand the girls’ experiences, horizons and opportunities.

Work with the parents and family members of the Latina Girls will be emphasized and illustrated through examples of an extensive group program to address moms, dads and siblings; as well as how to develop multiple family groups. Critical issues around clinical supervision will be presented to emphasize the importance of team collaboration and successful planning to advance quality care.

Approved for 3 Social Work Continuing Education Hours (CEUs)

Planning for Successful Groups - Friday, April 21, 2017

Planning for Successful Groups

Friday, April 21, 2017, 9:15 A.M. -1:00 P.M.

Presenter: Andrew Malekoff, Executive Director, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center; author, Group Work with Adolescents: Principles and Practice; and Editor-in-Chief, Social Work with Groups

In this workshop, participants will learn a comprehensive model for planning groups for social work that will improve the quality of care in their direct practice. Planning is the most neglected phase of group development and the number one reason why groups don’t get off the ground or end prematurely.

This training is organized in a combination mini-lecture and group interactive activity aimed at learning a comprehensive model for planning groups in any setting and with any age group. Although the workshop is aimed at work with children and adolescents, the model applies to groups of all ages.

The foundation for this workshop is the evidence-based model that will be taught through an inductive process. The participants will actually build the model in order to learn and integrate its components.

Approved for 3.5 Social Work Continuing Education Hours (CEUs)

Differential Diagnosis of ADHD in School-Aged Children - Friday, May 5, 2017

Differential Diagnosis of ADHD in School-Aged Children

Friday, May 5, 2017, 9:15 A.M. -11:30 A.M.

Presenter: Susan Cohen, PhD, Director of the Marks Family Right from the Start Center and Director of Psychological Services, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center

The goal of this two-hour workshop is to develop an understanding of a comprehensive diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, while considering other possible psychiatric, environmental and developmental disorders that affect children.

Workshop participants can expect to learn the symptoms of the different subtypes of ADHD; describe psychiatric diagnoses that can present with symptoms similar to those of ADHD such as:

  • Anxiety Disorders (e.g. PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Affective Disorders (Bipolar Disorder)
  • Speech and language Disorder
  • Cognitive or Developmental delays

Participants will also learn which medical disorders mimic ADHD (e.g. seizures, sleep disorder); Learn about environmental factors that affect attention (e.g., lead); Understand the learning and psychiatric disorders that are frequently comorbid with ADHD, such as:

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Specific learning disabilities

And, participants will learn about appropriate diagnostic evaluations for detecting ADHD

Approved for 2 Social Work Continuing Education Hours (CEUs)

Strengths-Based Group Work with Children and Adolescents - Friday, May 19, 2017

Strengths-Based Group Work with Children and Adolescents

Friday, May 19, 2017, 9:15 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. 

Presenter: Andrew Malekoff, Executive Director, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center; author, Group Work with Adolescents: Principles and Practice; and Editor-in-Chief, Social Work with Groups

In this workshop participants will learn a seven-component framework for strengths-based group work with school-aged children and adolescents that will improve the quality of care in their direct practice. The approach in this training will be mini-lecture, small and large group interaction and activity, video and Q & A. The aim is for the trainees to learn the following framework of practice principles that were developed by Andrew Malekoff.

  1. Form groups based on members’ felt needs and wants, not diagnoses.
  2. Structure groups to welcome the whole person, not just the troubled parts.
  3. Integrate verbal and nonverbal activities.
  4. Develop alliances with relevant other people in group members’ lives.
  5. Decentralize authority and turn control over to group members.
  6. Maintain a dual focus on individual change and social reform.
  7. Understand and respect group development as key to promoting change.

The core influences on this framework are strengths-based social work and youth development. Some of the converging lines of research and practice that support the strengths perspective are in the areas of developmental resilience, health and wellness, story and narrative, and solution-focused approaches.

Approved for 3.5 Social Work Continuing Education Hours (CEUs)

North Shore Child & Family Guidance Association Inc. SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0409. 

Note: Participants must attend the entire approved educational activity in order to receive CEU credits. No partial credits will be given.

 

To register for a workshop(s) please print out the registration form and mail it to:

NSC&FGC Development Department
480 Old Westbury Road
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

Questions?

Please call or email Nicole Oberheim at
(516) 626-1971 ext. 337 or noberheim@northshorechildguidance.org.