course »Creative Practices to Increase Social-Emotional Skills with System-Involved Youth and Families

Date: 7/19/2017, 9:00 am—3:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 6
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
Review new sections of the DSM 5 including Neurodevelopmental Disorders (childhood diagnoses); Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders; Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders; Gender Dysphoria; and Neurocognitive Disorders. Learn about new diagnoses including Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Hoarding Disorder, and Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder. Examine revised diagnoses including Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Substance Use Disorder. Discuss how implementing the DSM 5 can improve services for our children, youth, and families.

This training will offer activities and strategies that can be used with a wide spectrum of ages, individually as well as in groups, to support social emotional learning.

The training will include experiential art activities; movement and breathing; and case examples of using art, play and communication skills in therapy with children, youth and families. We’ll discuss relevant research and neurobiology and consider specific ideas for implementing this information with the system-involved children, youth and families that are served by training participants.