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Two-day Workshop: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Youth with Depression, Anxiety and Comorbid Conditions

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Dates/Times: Monday, Jul. 17, 2017, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 2017, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: UB, Center for Tomorrow, Flint & Maple Rds., Amherst, NY
Hours: 12.5
CEUs: 12.5
Cost: $250.00
Lunch Included: Yes

Presenter

Dr. David Pratt

Degrees:
PhD, MSW, Licensed Psychologist

Bio:
David M. Pratt, MSW, PhD, is in private practice and Director of the Mood Management Program at the WNY Psychotherapy Services in Amherst, NY. He has over 35 years of experience as a mental health professional working with children, adolescents and families. Dr. Pratt utilizes evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral and family therapy approaches in treatment. He specializes in the treatment of depression, self-harm and suicide prevention, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and disruptive behavioral disorders in youth. Dr. Pratt has conducted numerous trainings/workshops in cognitive-behavioral therapy for youth depression and anxiety disorders at local, state, national and international forums. Previously, Dr. Pratt was the Principal Psychologist at the WNY Children's Psychiatric Center, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UB and Adjunct Professor/Lecturer, UB Counseling, School and Educational Psychology department.

Description

This course will provide training in evidenced-based, cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) for depression, anxiety, and comorbid disorders in youth. Participants will learn fundamental CBT skills including: psychoeducation; feeling awareness; mood monitoring; somatic management; mindfulness; behavioral activation; cognitive processing & restructuring; exposure therapy; behavior chain analysis; problem solving; assertiveness training; social skills training and self-harm and suicide prevention. Techniques to engage the youth and increase motivation for counseling, as well as, methods to involve parents and families in treatment will be addressed. Family therapy techniques to enhance parent-youth communication and problem solving will be covered. Anxiety treatment will include emphasis on separation anxiety, specific phobias, social anxiety and panic disorder. Assessment and evidence based treatment of common co-morbid disorders such as PTSD, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder will be reviewed.

Prerequisites: Participants are expected to have prior experience or coursework involving clinical services for youth with mental health disorders.

Learning objectives:

• Identify diagnostic criteria, etiology, prevalence and associated features of youth depression and anxiety disorders, including comorbid disorders with diverse populations across multiple social work and human service settings;
• Recognize the essential elements of evidenced-based, CBT treatment for youth depression, anxiety disorders, and comorbid conditions as well as ethical issues that apply to the use of evidence-based treatments;
• Evaluate the function and use of CBT techniques including: psychoeducation; mindfulness; somatic management; mood monitoring; behavioral activation; cognitive restructuring; exposure therapy; problem solving; social skills training, behavioral chain analysis, etc.
• Apply motivational enhancement techniques and methods to build a therapeutic alliance in accordance with social work values.
• Develop methods to involve parents and collaterals in the youth’s treatment and how to effectively engage in an interdisciplinary approach.

Research: CBT is an evidence-based practice. Research information is available from many sources. Three links include NIH http://bit.ly/2jeZADv , http://bit.ly/2k097m5 and http://bit.ly/2jRNGRY

Content level: intermediate

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

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. 12.5 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. 12.5 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. 12.5 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. 12.5 live in-person contact hours are approved.
New York State OASASProvider #0045: 6 hours approved. 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 New York 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 12.5 clinical continuing education credits.

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