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Enlightening Presentation Brings Spring Workshop Series to a Satisfying Close

Enlightening Presentation Brings Spring Workshop Series to a Satisfying Close

If you missed today’s final workshop of the FCP 2017 Spring Series, you missed another great presentation. This workshop was presented by Anthony Puliafico,  Ph.D., and entitled Assessment and Treatment of Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

As described,  Dr. Puliafico’s  presentation provided an overview of pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), including its presentation and current assessment and treatment guidelines.  His presentation Agenda included:

  1. Assessing OCB in children and adolescents
  2. Review of Exposure and Ritual Prevention
  3. Case Studies, and,
  4. Overcoming Obstacles to Treatment
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Welcome to the Final Workshop in the FCP 2017 Spring Workshop Series 

Welcome to the Final Workshop in the FCP 2017 Spring Workshop Series 

 

The final workshop of the FCP 2017 Spring Series will be presented from 8:30 AM to 12 PM on Wednesday May 3, 2017 by Anthony Puliafico,  Ph.D., and entitled Assessment and Treatment ofPediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

This presentation will provide an overview of pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), including its presentation and current assessment and treatment guidelines. The workshop will review common symptoms of OCD in youth, examine assessment methods and strategies for differential diagnosis, and discuss current behavioral and medication treatments for pediatric OCD. There will be a focused review of exposure and ritual prevention, which is the front-line behavioral treatment for pediatric OCD. Demonstrations and role-plays will be utilized to display therapeutic techniques.

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Robust Presentation for Second in Spring Series

Robust Presentation for Second in Spring Series

The second workshop of the FCP 2017 Series presented by Daniel Waschbusch, Ph.D., was outstanding! Entitled “Empirically Supported Assessment and Treatment of Conduct Problems in Youth,” Dr. Waschbusch quickly showed strong command of this topic, and provided a fast pace, 3 three-hour, focused presentation to a very attentive audience.

I counted only a handful of questions during the workshop, suggesting that the participants were satisfied with his knowledge and his delivery of the topic. Dr. Waschbusch managed to balance a high level of supportive research information to satisfy the experienced professional audience. He also provided a nice review of some basics for both early career and veteran mental health professionals.

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Workshop Will Address Assessment & Treatment of Disruptive Behaviors/Conduct Disorders in Youth

Workshop Will Address Assessment & Treatment of Disruptive Behaviors/Conduct Disorders in Youth

We’re looking forward to the second workshop of the FCP 2017 Spring Series this Wednesday! Daniel A. Waschbusch, Ph.D. will be presenting “Empirically Supported Assessment and Treatment of Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Youth.”

This workshop will present essential information on conduct problems in youth, including the causes, correlates, and outcomes of conduct problems. The presentation will also cover empirically supported treatments for conduct problems and present current research trends and future directions for furthering knowledge in this area.

Workshop Objectives

At the end of this activity, the learner will be able to

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Excellent Workshop Kicks Off 2017 Spring Series

Excellent Workshop Kicks Off 2017 Spring Series

The first workshop of the FCP 2017 Series was presented by Roma A. Vasa, M.D., and entitled “Co-Occurring Psychiatric Conditions in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder.”

With a calm and professional style, Dr. Vasa provided a very attentive audience with a wealth of information on her topic. She answered questions and accepted comments during her presentation, but managed to effortlessly complete all of her material. There was not the rushed feeling toward the end of the workshop that is typical of some presenters who do not limit questions. Dr. Vasa’s competent command of her topic was evident throughout the workshop.

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Welcome to the 2017 Spring Workshop Series

Welcome to the 2017 Spring Workshop Series

The first workshop of the FCP 2017 Series is presented by Roma A. Vasa, M.D., and is entitled “Co-Occurring Psychiatric Conditions in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder.”

This informative workshop will cover common mental health conditions that occur in youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The prevalence, clinical characteristics, and general treatment  recommendations for each condition will be discussed. Case examples will be provided.

Workshop Objectives

At the end of this activity the learner will be able to

• List the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

• Discuss the prevalence and impact of psychopathology in ASD

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FCP Welcomes Back Compelling Presenters! – Dr. Allan Tepper

FCP Welcomes Back Compelling Presenters! – Dr. Allan Tepper

Welcome Back Allan!

Dr. Allan Tepper, back by popular request, put on a great encore performance in his Workshop today with “Ethics Related to Maintaining Confidential Treatment Records.” Dr. Tepper warned the audience that he would try not to scare the them. As in the past, Dr. Tepper presented a reality check, including risks for noncompliance for record keeping, release of records and other issues related to ethics.  Dr. Tepper again told it like it is for licensed Mental Health Professionals.

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FCP Welcomes Back Compelling Presenters! – Mandy Mundy

FCP Welcomes Back Compelling Presenters! – Mandy Mundy

Welcome Back Mandy!

If you missed this morning’s workshop entitled: “Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse,” you missed a winner.

By popular request, Mandy Mundy, the Director of Education and Training at Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) returned to provide a highly energetic presentation to a full house of mental health professionals, educators, and others.

The four Goals of this Workshop included:

  • Know and understand the roles and responsibilities of mandated reporters under Pennsylvania law.
  • Recognize the possible indicators of child abuse
  • Know how to make a report of suspected child abuse and neglect with confidence.
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“Double-Header” Concludes the 2016 Fall Foundations Community Partnership Professional Education Workshop Series

“Double-Header” Concludes the 2016 Fall Foundations Community Partnership Professional Education Workshop Series

On November 30th, FCP Presents 2 Exciting Professional Education Workshops. These workshops represent topics required for license renewal or certification for Licensed Mental Health professionals, Educators or others working with children.

The morning, afternoon, and full-day seats for the 11/30 workshops are sold out!

Morning Workshop, 8:30 to 12:00 a.m.
Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse

Although anyone can report suspected child abuse at any time, certain professionals, called “mandated reporters” are required by law to report suspected child abuse or maltreatment. Mandated reporters are of critical importance in the child abuse prevention effort. This workshop identifies the role and responsibility bystanders, care providers and mandated reporters play in the prevention, protection and intervention of child abuse.

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Excellent Workshop Kicks Off Fall Mental Health Lecture Series

Excellent Workshop Kicks Off Fall Mental Health Lecture Series

Today’s excellent workshop presented by Muniya Khanna Ph.D, began the FCP 2016 Fall Professional Workshop Series was entitled:“Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Anxiety and OCD in Children and Adolescents: Beyond the Manual.”

Dr. Khanna had a pleasant and easygoing style. Her soft tone of voice required a microphone for all to hear her. In general, Dr. Khanna’s sense of humor, calm voice, obvious knowledge of her topic, and relevant “real-life” examples made the 3-hour presentation go very quickly. She also handled most questions very well. She gave good answers and did not let the questions interrupt the flow of her presentation.

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