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Telemental Health Certification Course: A Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Virtual Sessions with Children, Adolescents and Families

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Appraise the legal and ethical challenges posed by telehealth for mental health professionals in a clinical setting.
  2. Specify youth safety and HIPAA compliance challenges associated with telemental health and its clinical implications.
  3. Analyze the evidence supporting the effectiveness of telemental health for children, adolescents, and families as it relates to clinical treatment.
  4. Analyze the utilization of technology in your sessions, both the hardware and software of telehealth to determine the best fit for individual practitioners.
  5. Determine the clinical implications of the unique policies and procedures needed for telehealth.
  6. Integrate play therapy interventions in a telehealth setting to promote communication skills in clients.
  7. Appraise privacy, security and confidentiality concerns related to technology use in clinical practice.
  8. Differentiate how client expectations differ for telehealth as compared to in-person therapy and what that means for clinical treatment.
  9. Assess and implement therapeutic game interventions in a telehealth environment.
  10. Assess and implement non-directive play therapy techniques in a telehealth environment.
  11. Assess and implement talk therapy techniques with children and adolescents in a telehealth setting.
  12. Demonstrate how to implement parent interventions to assess accurate real time information of child’s symptoms.

Outline

Getting Started

  • Benefits vs. Risks to children of using telemental practices and the internet in general
  • Dependency concerns
  • Telemental health as a business
  • Current research in support and pitfalls of telemental health
  • Multicultural & Environmental factors
Legal & Ethical Considerations
  • Review and Adoption of Code of Ethics
  • Legal implications of practicing across state lines
  • Your privacy and data security considerations
  • HIPAA compliance for kids & their parents
  • Articulating and managing boundaries
Logistics: Setting up & Practicing Telehealth
  • Technology competence for the clinician
  • Computer, hardware and software recommendations
  • Internet connectivity, encryption & privacy protections
  • Developing the practice of clinical telemental health
  • Explaining telemental health to youth & their parents
Informed Consent & Special Issues
  • How is consent different with telemental health?
  • Informed consent & intake process
  • Addressing patient privacy
  • Optimal office setup for Zoom
  • Adapting counseling/therapy theory and techniques to telemental health
Safety Planning – For You & Your Patient
  • Suitability screening for your client
  • Patient age guidelines
  • Policies and procedures that protect yourself, your license and the client
  • Emergency and crisis action plans
  • Addressing self-harm & suicidal ideations
Age Appropriateness
  • Telehealth options for young children (under five)
  • Delivery methods and platforms for squirmy or disengaged kids
  • Severe decompensation
  • Practical & strategic solutions for family parenting skills’ sessions
Navigating Traditional vs. Digital Talk Therapy Interventions
  • CBT techniques that work onscreen
  • Worksheets & Homework
  • Digital activities that elevate traditional interventions
  • Reading therapeutic children’s books
  • Team Building Exercises
  • Frustration Tolerance Exercises
Adapting Play Therapy with Online Games
  • Chess & enhancing technical limitations to improve therapy
  • Pictionary & other art therapy modalities
  • Connect Four, Uno & engaging kids with physical objects
  • Zoom & Non-directive play therapy

Copyright : 12/21/2020

Building Personal Power and Navigating Stress: Yoga & Mindfulness Practices for School & Home

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Integrate yoga and mindfulness practices that interrupt intrusive thoughts and increase self-compassion.
  2. Assess how increased self-awareness and embodiment can support anxiety reduction and change children’s relationship to stress.
  3. Implement practices that support increased sense of safety and reduce overwhelm.
  4. Conduct simple practices that build students’ sense of personal power and agency.
  5. Determine when and how to introduce yoga and mindfulness practices to children in ways that maximize engagement.
  6. Apply key guidelines for sharing yoga and mindfulness practices with physical and emotional safety in mind.

Outline

Yoga & Mindfulness for Kids: Science and Safety

  • How yoga and mindfulness impact the nervous system
  • Creating physical and emotional safety
Reducing Overwhelm
  • Orienting practices for kids to build safety:
    • Layers of Sound
    • Sensory Check In
  • Increasing attuned connection without contact:
    • Imaginary Ball Pass
    • Mirror Hands
Soothing the Nervous System
  • Grounding practices for kids to manage escalating emotions:
    • Hugging Breath
    • Seated Sun Salutation
  • Building personal power to reduce anxiety and increase agency:
    • Feeling my Strength
    • The Warriors
Managing Intrusive Thoughts
  • Reducing the intensity of intrusive thoughts and interrupting rumination:
    • Naming My Thoughts
    • Taking in the Good
  • Replacing fear-based thoughts with self-compassion:
    • Thank you body scan
    • Kind Wishes

Copyright : 12/09/2020