Quiet child


Friday November 4, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Brighton Chamber of Commerce 
218 East Grand River
Brighton, MI 48116

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Thriving Minds Behavioral Health 
(810) 225-3417 

Selective Mutism One-Day Training! 

(With Continuing Education Credits Available!)

Please join me for an intensive, information-rich workshop on the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of Selective Mutism! Leave with effective treatment plans and inverventions for immediate use in the school and clinical settings!

Selective Mutism is a childhood anxiety disorder characterized by a child’s ‘inability’ to speak in various social settings. These children are able to speak at home and in settings where they are comfortable, secure, and relaxed.  However, this anxiety significantly impacts the ability of the child to participate in both social and academic activities in the school environment.

Early identification and intervention is key in the treatment of Selective Mutism and Social Phobia.  This workshop is based on scientifically-supported techniques of behavior modification led by Dr. Aimee Kotrba, Licensed Pediatric Psychologist, internationally-recognized speaker, and expert in the field of Selective Mutism.

Who Should Attend?

Speech/Language Pathologists 

School Psychologists

School Administrators

Social Workers

Psychologists/Mental Health Professionals

Special Education Directors

Special Education Teachers

Classroom Teachers

Concerned Parents

Day care/preschool teachers

Participants Will:

  • Identify and evaluate for Selective Mutism in the clinic and school setting
  • Learn what schools/parents can do to help
  • Leave with a specific, evidence-based intervention plan!
  • List actions for day-to-day management of anxiety
  • Learn practical techniques for reducing anxiety
  • Develop special education plans for children with Selective Mutism
  • Identify appropriate social and academic expectations

Continuing education Information

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars.

Individuals interested in obtaining CE credits should click here. CEs can be purchased, ordered, and printed post-seminar from this website. 

Satisfactory Completion -Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists -R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 6 CE hours 

Social Workers -This organization, R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082,  is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2015-April 15, 2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6 continuing education (clinical, social work ethics) clock hours.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 6 clock hours, #RCST110701 

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists

IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. 6 hours.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 6 clock hours, #RCST110701