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Assessment and Intervention of Substance-Abusing Adolescents

Dr. Kathleen Meyers’ workshop will focus on appropriate adolescent assessment practices, emphasizing how adolescent development processes impact assesssment. Her presentation will teach us how to use collateral reports and protect against self-recrimination by substance-abusing juvenile offenders. She will also present the pre-requisite foundational program and system components prior to selecting an evidence-based treatment for these …

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DBT Treatment for Suicidal Adolescents.

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among teenagers and non-suicidal, self-injurious behaviors are more prevalent than ever. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an empirically supported treatment aimed at helping decrease these types of behaviors. This workshop will present the theory behind DBT and will introduce the skills used to teach teens to more …

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Welcome Back!

Welcome Back! Foundations Community Partnership has a full and exciting schedule of Spring Workshops. All Workshops will be held at the Doylestown Health and Wellness Center, at 847 Easton Rd (Rt. 611), Warrington PA. Please contact Foundations Community Partnership, 196 West Ashland St., Doylestown PA, (267) 895-1740 or http://www.fcpartnership.org/ for registration information. The Spring Workshops …

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Upcoming Workshop – Mood Disorders in Children & Adolescents

On Wednesday, December 3, 2008, Dr. Elizabeth Kastelic (Assistant Professor, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University & Hospital) will be providing a workshop on the presentation, course, risk factors and treatment of Mood Disorders in Children and Adolescents. The workshop will be held at the Doylestown Hospital Wellness Center, 847 Easton Road, …

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Great Workshop Today!

I thought that Dr. Tamar Chansky was a very competent speaker. Her workshop on “Stategies for Anxious Children: Shrinking Worries, Drawing on Strengths” was enjoyable. Aside from her expertise, I especially liked her humor in presenting this very serious topic. All Mental Health Professionals, many teachers and many parents deal with the day to day …

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Welcome Back!

Welcome Back! It’s another great Conference Season for Foundations Community Partnership (FCP). On November 5, 2008 Tamar Chansky, Ph.D., will speak on “Strategies for Anxious Children” She will help us to identify the Anxious Child, help reduce their anxiety and OCD symptoms through CBT techniques. On December 3, 2008, Elisabeth Kastelic, M.D., will speak on …

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Another great FCP Conference!

Another great FCP Conference today. Dr. Kindlon helped us to identify the social and emotional challenges that boys and men encounter. His presentation also highlighted the destructive patterns for boys that inhibit nurturing skills as adult men. I thought that his talk was humorous and informative. The four hours went by quickly. Personally, I enjoy …

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Raising Cain? – Dr. Dan Kindlon

Dr. Dan Kindlon, author of the best seller book “Raising Cain” will be the keynote speaker at the Foundations Community Partnership “Annual Conference on Friday May 2, 2008. Dr. Kindlon’s topic will be “Gender Responsive Treatment Strategies: Boys to Men” with a focus on enhancing emotional awareness and nurturing skills in strength based treatment. Dr. …

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Foundations Community Partnership – Dr. Jeff Bernstein Workshop

For those lucky enough to attend, I thought that Dr. Jeff Bernstein provided a fun and informative workshop today based on his book “10 Days to a Less Defiant Child.” His presentation included his efforts as a therapist and a father. Although he is an “expert” in treating adolescents with ODD, I thought that the …

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