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New! Parents as Healers: Bringing Caregivers into the Healing Process Using Play and Home-Based Strategies

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Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: UB, Center for Tomorrow, Flint Rd. & Maple Rd., Amherst, NY
Hours: 6.0
CEUs: 6.0
Cost: $115.00
Lunch Included: Yes

Presenter

Anne Marie M Ramos

Degrees:
LCSW, RPT-S

Bio:
Anne Marie M Ramos, LCSW, RPT-S, has worked in New York and New Jersey for over 34 years as a clinical social worker and a clinical supervisor for families and children. She has an extensive background in play therapy and is a Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor through the Association for Play Therapy. Through her outpatient work in mental health and other community settings as well as exploring current research, Ann Marie found that incorporating caregivers in a dynamic way in treatment sessions improved client outcomes and satisfaction and reduced premature client termination. She has presented on this topic and on other topics related to families and children in hospital, school, agency, and university settings.

Description

Note: This is a Saturday training!

There is increasing evidence to support the claim that therapy which either includes parent and child/adolescent together, or puts the parent in a pivotal role, is more effective than therapy where the child is treated individually. Mega studies regarding Filial therapy and the effectiveness of family based treatments, as well as extensive research regarding the importance of bonding and relationship in childhood trauma and the efficacy of parent training for disruptive behavior disorders are just a few of the indicators that point to the importance of the role of the caregiver in treatment sessions. Yet, research also indicates that in practice, parents and children or adolescents are frequently divided or the role of the caregiver is marginalized.

“Parents as Healers” is a broader approach than specific parent involved treatments and incorporates a way of creating collaboration, as well as integrating the evidence-based therapies. This workshop, which targets families with children aged 2-17, will teach participants how to make parents a dynamic part of the treatment planning and intervention. It will demonstrate how to incorporate parents and children together in strategies using CBT, DBT, directive play, psychoeducation, and creative arts to address a wide range of mental health issues including oppositional defiant disorder, anxiety, trauma, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, anger management, social skills deficits, and other challenges. Participants will learn to enable the caregiver to be the primary “healer” in the session by encouraging the parent to be active within the session, making their concerns and observations a priority, and having them continue the healing with home based strategies.

The training will provide access to a list of published games, activities, books and other resources to be used when employing a “Parents as Healers” approach.

The instructor’s new book on the workshop title will be available in paperback e-book on Amazon.com and Kindle by August 15th. One copy will be raffled off to a workshop attendee and copies will be available from the instructor for purchase at the workshop.

Learning Objectives:
• Identify at least two important principles when beginning a “Parents as Healers” (PAH) approach;
• Explain at least one of the common reasons goals are not met which may result in collaborating with the family to rethink goals and interventions;
• Demonstrate at least one CBT play based intervention for anxiety with parent and child;
• Name two of the primary and most effective principles of parent training to reduce oppositional defiant behavior according to the research;
• Use a feelings thermometer to conduct a family trauma processing session;
• Design a playful multi-sensory psychoeducation session with parent(s) and child;
• Explain how to structure a role-play when doing parent training for the ODD child.

Research: Content draws on a variety of research related to the benefits of parental/caregiver involvement in treatment including evidence-based, parent led Filial Play Therapy found on SAMHSA NREPP at http://bit.ly/2simMVR. Filial Play Therapy will be described along with Theraplay http://www.theraplay.org/, Parent Management Training http://bit.ly/2tkMj5s, Parent Child Interaction Therapy http://bit.ly/2rUWc6K, and Child Parent Relationship Therapy http://bit.ly/2tl1VWi , among others. In addition, the training incorporates other strategies drawn from research-supported approaches including CBT, DBT, and psychoeducation.

Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and other interested individuals.

Content level: intermediate

CEUs
New York Social Workers: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education 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 #0001. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York Mental Health Counselors: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0008. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York Creative Arts Therapists: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0003. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York Marriage and Family Therapists: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0007. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York State OASAS addictions professionals, Provider #0045: 6 hours approved for CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal hours.

ASWB ACE Credits: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education, #1312, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 7/2/2015-7/2/2018. Social workers in states other than NY should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Content level is intermediate. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6 clinical continuing education credits.

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