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Dynamic Workshop Concludes Fall Series!

Dynamic Workshop Concludes Fall Series!

We enjoyed an excellent workshop today by Michele Angello, Ph.D entitled “Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Behavioral Health Issues in Children and Adolescents.”

In her important and informative workshop, Dr. Angello clearly met her stated goals.

  • Identify best practices for working with LGBT youth and their families.
  • Discuss the difference between a social and medical transition.
  • Describe potential biases held with regard to LGBT parents.
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Final Workshop of 2017 Addresses Timely Topic

Final Workshop of 2017 Addresses Timely Topic

The second workshop of the FCP 2017 Fall Series will be presented from 8:30 AM to 12 Noon on Wednesday November 29, 2017 by Michele Angello, Ph.D. and entitled: “Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Behavioral Health Issues in Children and Adolescents”

Most well-intentioned and competent physicians and behavioral health practitioners h ave very little experience working with gay, lesbian, bisexual, questioning, transgender, or gender-nonconforming children and adolescents. This can inadvertently fracture a relationship with the youth because the majority of them have faced marginalization or outright discrimination from family, friends, schools, spiritual institutions, and other treatment professionals. This workshop will provide an overview of best practices when working with children and youth whose self-identifications doesn’t quite fit societal gender restrictions. Working with families is also an integral part of this work and salient factors around systems work will also be covered.

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Workshop Provided Thorough Overview of Suicide Prevention Among Youth

Workshop Provided Thorough Overview of Suicide Prevention Among Youth

Today’s workshop on suicidal behavior in youth was presented by Holly C. Wilcox,  Ph.D., and entitled “Prevention of Suicidal Behaviors Among Young People.”

This presentation by Dr. Wilcox, provided an overview of demographic information about completed suicides among young people. This overview included both international and national statistics for males and females. She also stated that females made more suicide attempts, but males were more likely to complete a suicide. This is due to males choosing more violent methods such as guns, which are more likely to be fatal.

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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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