Depression, Suicide, and Related Mood Disorders in Adolescents
The lifetime prevalence of depression in adolescents is about 25% with adult recurrences of these conditions over 50%. Data suggests 20% of adolescents contemplate suicide. The focus of this workshop is to review current findings and evidence-based treatment practices for depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders in adolescents. Particular attention will be paid to factors contributing to suicide risk and approaches to working with youth at heightened risk for suicide in outpatient settings.
Matthew B. Wintersteen, Ph.D.
Improving Clinical Outcomes for Children and Adolescents with Neurodevelopmental Disorders
This workshop will provide an understanding of common neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adolescents, such as ADHD, ASD, Tourette, Semantic Pragmatic Disorder, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, and other learning disabilities. Dr. Rostain will address the challenges in assessing and treating these disorders and the most effective interventions, including medication, behavior management, social skills, family support, and school-based interventions.
Anthony L. Rostain, M.D.
The Role of Psychoeducation in Treatment and Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse
Psychoeducation is one of the key components of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). This workshop will provide an overview of the components of TF-CBT and a thorough discussion of the role of psychoeducation. Psychoeducation plays an important role in both helping children to process abusive experiences and in helping to reduce their risk of future abuse. Psychoeducation also plays a crucial role in helping to empower children who have no known history of abuse and reduce their risk of future victimization. The key elements of psychoeducation to be included in treatment and prevention-based work will be taught.
Lori Stauffer, Ph.D.
FCP provides between five and six 3-hour Professional Education Workshops in the Spring and Fall of each year. Our target audience includes psychologists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, educators, and other professionals in the field of human services. The lay public is also welcome. The instructional level for our workshops is intermediate.
Workshop Continuing Education Credits
Three (3) continuing education credits will be offered for PA Social Workers & Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, NBCC Counselors, and Act 48 credits will be uploaded to the Pa. Department of Education web site for those who attend a morning workshop.
Psychologists: Foundations Community Partnership is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education to psychologists. FCP maintains responsibility for this program and content.
NBCC: Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6164. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Foundations Community Partnership is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
PA Social Workers: PA State Board accepts APA and NBCC approval for SW, MFT, and LPC. All workshops provide three Continuing Education Credits.
Educators: Application has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for three Act 48 Continuing Education Credits.
FCP’s Workshop Grievance Procedure can be viewed here: Grievance Procedure
For more information on contact hours, cancellation policy, or requests for participants with special needs please call Caroline O’Connell Sinton at 267-247-5584.