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FAMILY THERAPY WITH ADOLESCENTS WITH DEPRESSION:
A POSITIVE BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL APPROACH
 

Broadcast Date: February 13, 2008
Length: 2 Hours
Course Code: A018

 

Presenters:

Leonard Woods, LCSW
Psychiatric Social Worker IV
Center for Children and Families
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

 

Program Description:

Working with the adolescent population has always been a challenge for clinicians. Given the developmental issues (striving for independence from the family of origin), adolescents are often reluctant to engage in being a part of the family therapy process. The adolescent’s inclusion in family sessions frequently becomes a “battle” bringing the “power struggles” of the home life into the therapeutic arena. As the number of adolescents with depressive disorders and also para-suicidal and suicidal behaviors, the clinician has become more aware of the adolescent’s impact on the family system. This workshop will look at some concepts and issues in the effective use of family treatment with adolescent depression and suicidality. Focus will be placed on understanding the concept of the “reciprocal influence” between the mental illness and the family system. A four-step process for intervening with families will be presented.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of the program, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the possible positive and negative effects of mental illness on family functioning and the possible
    positive and negative effects of family functioning on mental illness

  2. Conduct a comprehensive assessment of suicidality, including the family’s ability to engage in the “gatekeeper

  3. Discuss the four-step process for guiding family treatment and interventions

Target Audience:

All clinical and research professionals, students, and trainees as well as interested family members and individuals with mental illness.

Continuing Education Credits:              

ACT 48 – 2.0
CAC – 2.0


NBCC – 2.0
Psychologist – 2.0

PMHCA -- 2.0
SW – 2.0

CEU – 0.2

We are pleased to offer Psychologist, CAC. CPRP, NBCC,Social Work and CEU credits for this webcast.  Please download the test and application form before viewing the webcast:  (Adobe PDF); (MS-Word)

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Lichok at lichokjl@upmc.edu

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Continuing Education Credit

Each program is offered for the designated number of continuing education credits

 

CERTIFIED ADDICTION COUNSELORS: CAC

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Office of Education and Regional Programming is certified by the Pennsylvania Chemical Abuse Certification Board (PCACB) to provide Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) continuing education credits for those participants attending the entire program. 

 

CERTIFIED PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION PRACTITIONERS:  CPRP

The announced credit hours for each program can be applied to your training hours for the Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners (CPRP).

 

COUNSELORS:  NBCC

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines.

 

CERTIFICATE OF ANNUAL ADMINISTRATOR TRAINING – PERSONAL CARE HOME ADMINISTRATORS

The indicated number of clock hours are approved by the Department of Public Welfare Bureau of Adult Residential Licensing.  These clock hours may count towards the 24 hours of annual training for administrators required in 55 Pa. Code Chapter 2600 (relating to personal care homes).

 

PSYCHOLOGISTS

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents. These programs are being offered for 2.0 continuing education credits.

 

SOCIAL WORKERS:  SW

The indicated number of credit hours of continuing education is provided through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education.  These credit hours satisfy requirements for LCSW renewal.  For information of social work continuing education, call (412) 624-3711.

 

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: CEU

Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded the designated number of Continuing Education Units (CEU).  One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours.

 

For Technical Support: email connellp@upmc.edu  or call Patrick Connell at 412-802-6906 

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