Issues in Children's Mental Health Series Conference
Participants of this conference will be given an overview of family systems work, a Four-Step Model for Family Assessment, and tools on beginning work with the families of children and adolescents.
Participants will be able to:
|Continental Breakfast and lunch will be served.
Certificate of Completeion will be awarded at the end of the workshop.
Association for Mental Health and Wellness is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. (Provider #0156)
Association for Mental Health and Wellness is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. (Provider #MHC-0014)
No refunds will be issued for cancellations.
Be sure to dress in layers as the venue's temperature can vary throughout the day.
Featured Presenter: Patricia C. Dowds, Ph.D
Patricia C. Dowds, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist and Co-Director of Family Therapy Institute of Suffolk, and the past Executive Director of the Minuchin Center for the Family in New York City. Through these two agencies she has worked on developing programs to keep children out of the court system and to reduce conflict in divorce.
Dr. Dowds began her professional career working in a Community Mental Health Center. As most women were at the time, she was assigned primarily child and adolescent cases. Fairly quickly, she realized that she was asking the children, who happened to be the family members with the least power and resources, to effect positive change in a complex family system. This insight led to a long process of becoming trained in systems thinking that would take her from working with families to increasingly working with organizations and mental health agencies to effect constructive change.