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CPD Mental Health Workshops

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Friday, July 19, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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"Identifying and Addressing Sleep Problems
in Children and Adolescents"

Do you work with children, adolescents, or families that have kids? This workshop is a unique opportunity to supplement your practice so you can assess and treat behavioral sleep problems that may come up in the course of your work with families. You will be introduced to healthy sleep habits in youth and identify some of the most common sleep problems found in children and adolescents - issues such as insomnia, sleep-onset associations and night waking, and bedtime fears/worries. In addition, the workshop will discuss interventions that address common sleep problems in children and adolescents, with a focus on behavioral sleep interventions.

  • 3 CE Hours
  • Introductory level workshop
  • $75 per student
  • Coffee and pastries provided
  • Everyone is invited!

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Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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"Supporting Autism
in School Settings"

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disability that occurs in approximately 1 in 59 children. In California, autism is the disability category for approximately 15% of the students served by Special Education services. Whether you are a teacher, an administrator, a counselor, or a parent, knowing how to support students with autism will be a critical means of strengthening your school community. This workshop will offer tools and helpful guidance for all of us to support students with transitions, task focus, language use, sensory issues, social skills, and many other areas that are challenging for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  • 6 CE Hours
  • Introductory level workshop
  • $150 per student
  • Coffee and pastries provided
  • Everyone is invited!

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Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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"The Science of Feeling Safe:
Polyvagal Theory into Clinical Practice"

Polyvagal theory presents a framework to understand the science of safety, with important implications for clinical practice. This workshop will explore the clinical applications of polyvagal theory with a particular focus on working with trauma. Emphasis will be placed on using intuitive, everyday language and translating the theory into concrete interventions psychotherapists can use with clients when they are back in the office the next day. Some concepts that will be addressed in this workshop: How trauma changes human’s physiological response and devastate emotional regulation, how to understand hardwired survival responses in the nervous system and work with these survival programs in trauma treatment, how to understand stress-trauma continuum, how to help your clients understand and manage their body’s response to triggers, how to use non-verbal cues to create safety in the therapy room, how the body affect cognitions, narratives and core beliefs, how to use psychoeducation effectively to rewire the brain, how to utilize Polyvagal theory to transform trauma to resilience, how to understand the adaptive function of diagnosis and support client agency.

  • 6 CE Hours
  • Introductory level workshop
  • $150 per student
  • Lunch provided
  • Everyone is invited!
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