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Steven Kurtz, PhD, ABPP 
Kurtz Psychology Consulting PC 

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Regulation Focused Psychotherapy for Children (RFP-C) 

Synopsis: Regulation Focused Psychotherapy for Children (RFP-C) is a manualized, psychodynamic, play therapy intervention for children with externalizing problems. RFP-C consists of 16 individual play therapy sessions plus 4 sessions with the child's caregiver(s). The theoretical premise for the therapeutic process in RFP-C is that all behavior has meaning and that some children engage in disruptive behaviors as a way to avoid experiencing painful or threatening emotions such as guilt, shame, and sadness. This webinar will provide an overview of the treatment protocol with discussion of its theoretical underpinnings and an overview of a current randomized controlled trial being conducted. Clinical examples will be presented along with consideration of how RFP-C principles can be integrated into other modes of intervention.

Biography:  Dr. Tracy A. Prout is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. She teaches psychodynamic psychotherapy in the School-Clinical Child Combined Doctoral Program, co-supervises the psychodynamic psychotherapy practicum, and leads the psychodynamic psychotherapy lab at Ferkauf. She earned a certificate in psychodynamic psychotherapy from the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education at NYU Medical Center. She serves as the co-chair of the American Psychoanalytic Association's Fellowship Committee and as co-chair of the Research Committee of APA's Division 39. Dr. Prout is the principal investigator for several studies related to RFP-C and supervises all graduate students who work on these projects. She maintains a private practice in Garrison, NY where she sees children, adolescents, and adults.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the 3 goals of sessions in RFP-C.
  2. Compare and contrast RFP-C with traditional behavioral approaches to externalizing problems in children.
  3. Identify 2 primary mechanisms of change in RFP-C.

Learning Levels: Introductory and Intermediate

CE Approval and Process Information:

American Psychological Association: CE Learning Systems, LLC is approved by American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Association of Social Work Boards: CE Learning Systems (Provider #1020) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of State Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education ACE program. CE Learning Systems LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 02/23/2016 – 02/23/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education clock hour.

CE Process Information: A continuing education certificate for the event will be obtained using the website, CE-Go. Approximately 3 days after the event, you will receive an email containing a link to CE-Go. (This link will be sent to the email account you used to register for the event). Upon accessing the CE-Go website, you will be able to:
  • Complete evaluation forms for the event (Mandatory to receive credit for each session)
  • Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format
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