Advanced Issues of Children's Mental Health

Prerequisite: Participants must have attended the two-day Introduction to Mental Health: The DSM and Child Welfare Practice; or the DSM 5 update 

This advanced, clinically oriented course focuses on neurobiological development and the common mental health diagnoses in children, particularly those in the child welfare system. Presenters will review diagnostic criteria, evidence-based therapeutic practices and psychopharmacological treatments. 

The full-day course can be taken as a standalone class or in combination with Advanced Issues of Adult Mental Health. 

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to

  • Discuss challenges and controversies in the new DSM 5 diagnostic classification system as it relates to children and families 
  • Review new diagnostic categories such as trauma- and stressor-related disorders, and redesigned areas such ADHD, autism spectrum, disruptive and conduct disorders and adjustment disorders 
  • Identify common medications prescribed for children, review common side effects and explore educational materials and resources for families
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