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Childhood Anxiety Disorders: Evidence-Based Treatment and Practice-Based Guidance 3-Part Series

Experts from the UCLA Child Anxiety, Education, Resilience and Support Center (CARES) will share research-based treatment protocols for the most common anxiety disorders affecting children and teens. We will explore common presentations of anxiety at different ages, work through case vignettes and outline treatment protocols. We will review exposure response interventions and help participants design sample exposures. Drawing on our team’s extensive clinical work, we will also offer guidance around common pitfalls with children and parents. Common challenges such as behavioral issues and school-to-home-to-school communication will also be discussed.

Kate Sheehan, LCSW, Managing Director – UCLA Center for Child Anxiety Resilience Education and Support (CARES) & Monica S. Wu, PhD, Clinical Instructor – UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

Level: Intermediate  | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: 6 – 17 | Includes Clinical Content 

6 CEHs | $179 $90 (fall special)

Understanding, Identifying and Treating Childhood Anxiety

This webinar will focus on the concepts of stress, anxiety, fear and worry among children and adolescents, addressing developmental considerations and differentiating between problematic and normal anxiety. The etiology and various presentations of childhood anxiety will be discussed, including common comorbid psychiatric conditions and factors that may maintain/worsen anxiety. Evidence-based treatment of childhood anxiety will also be discussed, with a specific focus on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  The goal of this webinar is to provide participants with a basic understanding of the causes, presentation and treatment of childhood anxiety.

Monica S. Wu, PhD – UCLA CARES Ctr.

Level: Basic 

3 CEHs | $89 $45 (fall special)


Worry Gone Viral: Supporting Youth with Anxiety and OCD During Uncertain Times

This training focuses on specific techniques that clinicians and parents can use to help support children and adolescents with anxiety and OCD during trying times, with an emphasis on parenting, communication, and clinical strategies designed to anchor anxious youth during periods of deep uncertainty such as major transitions (e.g. switching schools, moving), significant life changes (e.g. divorce, serious illness), major disruption in routine (e.g. distance learning, job loss), and threat of catastrophic events (e.g. risk of natural disaster, pandemic). Current research on pediatric anxiety and stress is discussed, including normative youth responses to stressors, how anxiety develops and is maintained, and evidence-based techniques for addressing worries despite an unpredictable future. Specific topics also include how to field difficult or “unanswerable” questions, the hidden costs of reassurance, and what caregivers, clinicians and other caring adults can do to help anxious youth thrive amidst the unknown.  

Kathryn Hecht, PhD, Licensed Psychologist – Anxiety Treatment Resources

Level: Basic | For: Professionals & Parents | Ages Addressed: 2 – 18 | Includes Clinical Content 

3 CEHs $89 $45 (fall special)

Compassionate Support for Immigrant Families

This series of 3 webinars addresses how mental health providers can best support immigrants in the United States. 

Session 1. Cultural Humility – Exploring the role of cultural humility with immigrants 
Session 2. Post-traumatic Growth – Examining the possibility of personal transformation and fulfillment post trauma when working with immigrants
Session 3. Immigration Evaluations – Learning about assessments utilized as evidence for immigrant families seeking legal status in the U.S.  

Dalissy J. WashingtonLCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychological Immigration Evaluator

Level: Basic | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: All | Includes Clinical Content 

3 CEHs $89 $45 (fall special)


Cross-Cultural Healing Centered Approaches to Trauma

This workshop addresses the importance of cultural sensitivity when providing trauma treatment and how to beware of cultural stereotyping. The presenter discusses the need to modify evidence-based treatments depending on a person’s cultural background and discusses practical, culturally-sensitive healing-centered approaches. In addition to talking and writing, participants will explore how a person may use other ways of accessing traumatic memories, including painting, poetry, dancing, music and singing. Case examples are provided and participants will have ample opportunity to reflect and consider how they will apply these approaches to their own work. Participants will also have opportunity to work on their own case material.

Dr. Gayle Crump-Swaby, EdD, MSW, Assistant Professor & Clinical Mental Health Counseling Prog. Coord. – Springfield College, Counseling Dept, Boston Regional Campus

3 CEHs | $89 $45 (fall special)

Moving Beyond Cultural Competence to Cultural Intelligence

During this training, participants will gain a deeper understanding of equity and diversity inclusion work. While many of us have attended trainings on “cultural competence,” there continue to be challenges in finding the best ways to connect with and treat our client populations. In this training, attendees will explore the concept of cultural intelligence and ways to apply it to the work that we do.

Learning Objectives:
• Participants will develop an understanding about strategies and approaches that can be used to improve their ability to connect with and serve clients that have different backgrounds.
• Participants will develop an understanding about their own background and how to make personal adjustments and adaptability.
• Participants will develop an understanding about the importance of incorporating sustainability techniques to maintain a high level of engagement and maintain productivity.

Brandon Jones, MA, Integrated Services Mgr., Psychotherapist, Professor, Consultant – NorthPoint Health & Wellness Ctr.

Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals Working in Schools | Ages Addressed: 0 – 24 | Includes Clinical Content

3 CEHs | $89 $45 (fall special)

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: What Mental Health Providers Need to Know

Did you know that one in 20 children is suspected of having a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)? This presentation will introduce the basics of FASD, identify red flags for diagnosis and delve into various strategies that can be used when working with children and families who are living with an FASD.

Barb Clark, BIS, Youth Studies/Sociology, FASD Consultant – North American Council on Adoptable Children

Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: Birth to Young Adult

3 CEHs | $89 $45 (fall special)


Supporting Youth with Anxiety & OCD During Uncertain Times

This training focuses on specific techniques that clinicians and parents can use to help support children and adolescents with anxiety and OCD during trying times, with an emphasis on parenting, communication, and clinical strategies designed to anchor anxious youth during periods of deep uncertainty such as major transitions (e.g. switching schools, moving), significant life changes (e.g. divorce, serious illness), major disruption in routine (e.g. distance learning, job loss), and threat of catastrophic events (e.g. risk of natural disaster, pandemic). Current research on pediatric anxiety and stress is discussed, including normative youth responses to stressors, how anxiety develops and is maintained, and evidence-based techniques for addressing worries despite an unpredictable future. Specific topics also include how to field difficult or “unanswerable” questions, the hidden costs of reassurance, and what caregivers, clinicians and other caring adults can do to help anxious youth thrive amidst the unknown.  

Kathryn Hecht, PhD, Licensed Psychologist – Anxiety Treatment Resources

Level: Basic | For: Professionals & Parents | Ages Addressed: 2 – 18 | Includes Clinical Content 

3 CEHs $89 $45 (fall special)


What You Need to Know: Eating Disorders in Adolescents and Children

The prevalence of eating disorders is increasing and children and teens are included in those rising numbers. It’s important for parents and health and education professionals to be aware of early warning signs and symptoms of these mental health diagnoses. If an eating disorder is identified within the first 5 years from onset, full and lasting recovery can be achieved more readily. Learn about the most common eating disorders, risk factors, signs and symptoms and evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents with eating disorders.

Heather Gallivan, PsyD, Clinical Dir. – Melrose Ctr.

Level: Basic | For: Professionals & Caregivers | Ages Addressed: School-Aged Children

1 CEH | $29.50 $15 (fall special)

Permission to Grieve: Supporting Children & Adolescents After Loss

Grief is a unique experience for each individual, and even more complex for children and adolescents. Grief experienced in childhood changes over the lifespan and can require different support at each monumental milestone. This presentation addresses ways to talk to children and adolescents about death, grief and funerals in language they can understand and relate to. Nuances in grief based on cause of death will be identified. Theoretical models for understanding grief along with evidenced based approaches will be presented. 

Learning Objectives:
+ Identify nuances in bereavement for children and adolescents based on type of death including anticipated losses, disenfranchised losses, sudden losses, and suicide.
+ Demonstrate how grief experienced in childhood changes over the lifespan.
+ Discuss theoretical approaches to understanding and conceptualizing grief in children and adolescents. 
+ Review and apply strategies and best practice when working with grieving children and adolescents.   

Brittany TrauthweinPsyD, FT, Founder – Bridgepoint Psychology Center

Level: Intermediate  | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: 6 – 17 | Includes Clinical Content

3 CEHs

I Wonder: Using Curiosity to Understand and Address Children’s Behavior

What if caregivers used their curiosity to resolve challenging behaviors? Learn how to use reflective thinking to understand how development, trauma, and attachment influence behaviors. Behavior is a form of communication that caregivers can learn to interpret when time is taken to process the meaning. Explore a toolbox of strategies for preventing and addressing behavior in infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Anna Clavin, MS, LMFT, IMH-E® & Tracy Schreifels, MS, LMFT, IMH-E®

2 Hours* | $25
**Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. While no CEHs will be distributed for this training, attendees can independently submit their certificates of attendance to their corresponding boards for approval.


Promoting Social-Emotional Development in Childcare

Learn an overview of social-emotional development through the lens of infant and early childhood mental health. Understand how social-emotional development is foundational for social and school success. Identify and integrate strategies for working with young children and their parents to promote healthy social emotional development.

Michele Fallon, LICSW, IMH-E® & Tracy Schreifels, MS, LMFT, IMH-E®

2 Hours* | $25
**Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. While no CEHs will be distributed for this training, attendees can independently submit their certificates of attendance to their corresponding boards for approval.


Strategies to Strengthen Relationships & Regulation in Early Childhood: A Trauma-Informed Approach

Learn how to interpret behaviors through the lens of trauma and attachment. Relationships and regulation are necessary components in preventing and responding to behaviors. Increase your confidence in identifying and implementing specific strategies to use when working with young kids and parents.

Sara Langworthy, PhD & Tracy Schreifels, MS, LMFT, IMH-E®

2 Hours* | $25
**Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. While no CEHs will be distributed for this training, attendees can independently submit their certificates of attendance to their corresponding boards for approval.


What Kind of Parent Am I? What Kind of Child Do I Have? The Power of Childcare to Promote Healthy Families

Childcare providers play a critical role in promoting healthy parent-child relationships and building resiliency in children and their parents. This two-hour training emphasizes strategies for engaging and communicating with parents that promote strong families and kids’ healthy social-emotional skills.

Learning Objectives:
+ Demonstrate ‘wondering curiosity’ and take multiple perspectives in working with children and their families to promote healthy relationships and development.
+ Articulate the significance of their relationships with parents on the quality of parent-child relationships.
+ Practice strategies for communicating with parents in ways that promote healthy parent-child relationships.

Michele Fallon, LICSW, IMH-E® & Angie Klinefelter, MS, LAMFT, IMH-E® III

2 Hours* | $25**Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. While no CEHs will be distributed for this training, attendees can independently submit their certificates of attendance to their corresponding boards for approval.

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Students through Tier 2 and 3 Interventions in Schools

Tiered interventions in schools are a central element of School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SW-PBIS). Over the years, school personnel have developed academic interventions that support students with varying needs; however, interventions supporting students’ social-emotional development and mental health are often lacking. This session will identify voids in Tier 2 and 3 mental health and social-emotional services in schools, and describe evidence-based practices to fill these gaps.

Charlene Myklebust, PsyD, President and Educational Leadership Consultant – Professional Education Pal, LLC

Level: Basic | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: School-Aged Children

3 CEHs | $89 $45 (fall special)


PBIS 101

This workshop will address the foundations of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. The background of this researched-based framework will be discussed, along with practical applications of using the framework in day-to-day interactions with students and children. Those in attendance will walk away with concrete strategies to use with children who are displaying challenging behavior.

Megan Gruis, EdS

Level: Basic  | For: Professionals & Parents | Ages Addressed: Pre-K to 12th Grade

3 CEHs | $89 $45 (fall special)


Providing Primary Prevention & School Mental Health Services to LGBTQ Children & Youth

The seminar will provide participants with a broad school-based view for supporting healthy social emotional development in LGBTQ children and youth. Risk factors for social, emotional and behavioral problems in LGBTQ children and youth and their impact on attendance, learning, behavior, social development, physical and mental health will be introduced. Resiliency factors that increase healthy adjustment in LGBTQ children and youth will be emphasized with a focus on those that can be provided in the school environment. Participants will learn practical school-based techniques for increasing resiliency in LGBTQ children and youth including creating a more supportive school climate, meaningful inclusion, PBIS programs and anti-bullying efforts, teaching tolerance, faculty development, supporting GSAs and others.  

Elizabeth Kelley RhoadesPhD, NCSP, Faculty Development Fellow for Hybrid and Online Learning, Associate Professor of Counseling & School Psychology – Southern Connecticut State University

Level: Basic | For: School counselors, school social workers, school psychologists | Ages Addressed: K – 12 | Includes Clinical Content

3 CEHs | Registration coming soon!

Adolescents & Addiction

This training series will examine a growing concern in children’s mental health: addiction among adolescents. The series will look at current trends of substance use while providing education on the impact of using on the developing brain. Additionally, the presenter will review treatment and prevention strategies. Participants can expect to discuss traditional drugs of abuse and will also explore the new challenges of vaping and video game addictions. The series is designed to provide both educational and practical resources that participants can use within their respective fields of practice.

Part 1:
Uppers, Downers, and All Arounders: A Review of Current Trends in Adolescent Substance Abuse
Part 2:
From Vaping to Video Gaming: The New Generation of Addictions
Part 3:
Preventing and Treating Addiction within the Adolescent Population

Thad Shunkwiler, LMFT, LPCC, ACS, CCMHC

Level: Basic  | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: 12 – 18 | Includes Clinical Content + 1 Hour of Ethics Training

6 CEHs | $179 $90 (fall special)

Supervision to Address Stress and Burnout Among Supervisees: Using the Resiliency-Focused Supervision Model©

This 3-part supervision series will focus on helping supervisors build and maintain a healthy, resilient workforce that provides effective client and community care. The first session will focus on the wellness and wellbeing of supervisors, including self-care exercises, tools, tips and practices. Discussions will focus on the benefits of supervisors “filling their emotional cups so that they can pour from the overflow.”  

The second and third sessions will focus on: briefly examining stress and burnout among helping professionals; using the Resiliency-Focused Supervision Model (RFSM)© in the supervisory process; explaining the environmental/structural, relational and work/life self-care domain areas and 24 components within the model; and time for questions and comments about the model and application within the supervisory process.

Learning objectives:
• Understand the strengths-based, culturally-responsive, RFSM and how it can be used in individual, group or peer supervision
• Identify specific components of the RFSM model that honors an individual’s right to self-determination and unique cultural identity
• Guide supervisees in developing a work/life balance self-care plan that can be changed, modified and adapted over time. Handouts will be shared for supervisors to use in implementing components of the model.  

LMFT Update: For those of you attending this workshop for your LMFT licensure, please be certain you understand this notification from the Board of Marriage and Family: 6 hours of this course may be used only to satisfy the CE requirements for individuals who are already Board-approved supervisors. It may not be used to see the 30-hour training requirement found in Minn. Rule 5300.0160.

Brenda Mack, DSW, MSW, LICSW, Asst. Professor – Bemidji State Univ.

Level: Basic | For: All

6 CEHs | $179 $90 (fall special)

Adolescent Suicidal Ideation: Strategies for Safety Planning and Communicating Effectively with Adolescents

Suicidal ideation is an experience that is becoming increasingly prevalent among adolescents.  An important component to providing comprehensive and effective care is building awareness and understanding of suicidal ideation for this population, as well as learning about resources and concepts for safety planning.

This training will provide background information related to safety concerns, including definitions and prevalence rates for suicidal ideation and behaviors in adolescents, associated mental health diagnoses, the function of these thoughts/behaviors for adolescents, as well as risk factors and warning signs. This presentation will also discuss safety planning and other common interventions, focused on Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy techniques. Lastly, it will present strategies for communicating with adolescents about safety concerns. The information will be useful not only for helping professionals, but also for individuals playing supportive roles in adolescents’ lives. The content of the presentation will be based on DBT and CBT resources for safety planning with adolescents as well as from personal experience teaching an adolescent skills training group since 2011.

Learning Objectives:

+ Define suicidal ideation and review prevalence rates
+ Identify reasons behind these thoughts/behaviors in adolescents
+ Recognize risk factors and warning signs for adolescent suicidality
+ Describe effective safety planning
+ Identify common therapeutic interventions to address safety concerns
+ Learn strategies for communicating with an adolescent about safety

Morgan Schwartz, PsyD, LP, Clinical Psychologist – Mental Health Systems, PC

Level: Basic | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: 13 – 18 | Includes Clinical Content 

3 CEHs | $89 $45


Key Warning Signs for Early-Onset Mental Illness in Children & Adolescents and Suicide Prevention Best Practices

*This two-part presentation meets continuing education requirements for Minnesota educators needing recertification in Key Warning Signs of Children’s Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.*

Studies estimate that at least 20 percent of children and youth will have a mental health disorder during any given year. Additionally, a 2016 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report shows that suicide is the leading cause of death for young people ages 15-24 in Minnesota. The first part of this presentation will teach signs and symptoms of common mental health disorders in young people. Guidance will be given regarding appropriate interventions and accommodations to assist a young person during a mental health crisis, and resources to help them thrive will be discussed. The second half of the presentation will examine best practices for suicide awareness, prevention and intervention in young people, including learning to recognize suicidal ideation, understanding how to support youth in crisis, and exploring appropriate professional self care.

Deborah Cavitt, MS, Project Dir. – Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health

Level: Basic | For: Professionals Working in Schools | Ages Addressed: K-12th Grade

3 CEHs | $89 $45 ($60 when you purchase a copy of our Educator’s Guide)

Cross-Cultural Healing-Centered Approaches to Trauma

This workshop addresses the importance of cultural sensitivity when providing trauma treatment and how to beware of cultural stereotyping. The presenter discusses the need to modify evidence-based treatments depending on a person’s cultural background and discusses practical, culturally-sensitive healing-centered approaches. In addition to talking and writing, participants will explore how a person may use other ways of accessing traumatic memories, including painting, poetry, dancing, music and singing. Case examples are provided and participants will have ample opportunity to reflect and consider how they will apply these approaches to their own work. Participants will also have opportunity to work on their own case material.

Dr. Gayle Crump-Swaby, EdD, MSW, Assistant Professor & Clinical Mental Health Counseling Prog. Coord. – Springfield College, Counseling Dept., Boston Regional Campus

3 CEHs | $89 $45 (fall special)


How Do I Help Them? Fostering ‘Ordinary Magic’ of Resilience in Children Experiencing Trauma

During this training, the presenters will showcase relationship-based therapeutic techniques for working with children who have experienced trauma. The first 1.5-hour session will highlight research and practice surrounding the use of therapeutic techniques. Then, using brief video role-play examples from their Resilience Toolkit, the presenters will discuss what works and why, using examples from live-webinar attendees. In the second 1.5-hour session, the presenters will lead discussion of scenarios gathered from live-webinar attendees, and discuss ways to incorporate trauma-sensitive strategies into working with young children.

Sara Langworthy, PhD, Consultant, Author, Speaker & Tracy Schreifels, MS, LMFT, IMH-E® (III), Infant Mental Health Specialist – Reach-Up Inc.

Level: Basic | Ages Addressed: Birth to 6

3 CEHs | $89 $45 (Price includes copy of presenters’ Resilience Toolkit)


Strategies to Strengthen Relationships & Regulation in Early Childhood: A Trauma-Informed Approach

Learn how to interpret behaviors through the lens of trauma and attachment. Relationships and regulation are necessary components in preventing and responding to behaviors. Increase your confidence in identifying and implementing specific strategies to use when working with young children and parents.

Sara Langworthy, PhD, Consultant, Author, Speaker, Tracy Schreifels, MS, LMFT, IMH-E® (III), Infant Mental Health Specialist – Reach-Up Inc.

2 Hours* | $25
**Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. While no CEHs will be distributed for this training, attendees can independently submit their certificates of attendance to their corresponding boards for approval.