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Trauma • Attachment Wounds • Intergenerational Trauma • Suicidal Ideation • Anxiety • OCD
• SEL • Digital Contagion • Emotional Regulation • Grief • Bullying • and more!

Kids' mental health is in crisis!

Inflamed by discrimination, stigma, school shootings, and toxic social media, kids are experiencing insurmountable social isolation, harmful stress, and feelings of inadequacy...

This coupled with their psychological, spiritual, and neurodevelopmental needs not being met has led to a massive rise in major depression, addiction, suicidal ideation, and suicide completion.

And as the mental health needs of our youth are escalating, you're also facing oversized caseloads and a shortage of therapists making it harder to keep up with this demand.

That's where we come in!

We've gathered 14 experts in child mental health, such as Ana Gomez, Mona Delahooke, Nick Kardaras, Eboni Webb, Dafna Lender, Tony Sheppard...

Who like you, come face-to-face every day with young clients struggling with trauma, attachment wounds, shame, suicide, grief and loss, and so much more.
Youth Mental Health in Crisis:
Innovative Certification Training for Treating Young Clients

$1,179.86 Value
Yours for only $299.99!
Earn up to 21.0 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
You'll get innovative trainings from today's leading experts including...

  • The DO's and DON'Ts of responding to non-suicidal self-injury and suicidal ideation
  • EMDR to work with the self-protective system of children with complex trauma
  • Repairing attachment wounds through constructive parent-child dialogue in therapy
  • Improv therapy for shifting from "Am I good enough?" to "I am good enough!"
  • Relationship strategies to move from struggling and striving, to healing and thriving
  • Polyvagal-informed co-regulation strategies to build resilience, self-regulation, and executive functioning
  • And so much more!
Register today and you'll get…

  • An unlimited pass to every session — earn up to 21 CE Hours!
  • FREE Certified Youth Mental Health Specialist (CYMHS)* Certification ($149.99 value)
  • FREE bonus sessions (valued at $329.97 — included free with your registration!)

BONUS! Certification Made Simple — A $149.99 value!
Evergreen Certifications CBT-C Badge
It's never been easier to become a Certified Youth Mental Health Specialist.

  • Step 1: Watch this online course.
  • Step 2: Complete the CE test(s) and instantly print your certificate(s) of completion.
  • Step 3: Submit the Certification Questionnaire included in this training, and your application is complete.*
  • Click here for certification requirements

That's it! No hidden fees. No catch. Just certification made EASY.

*Professional standards apply.
Click Here to Learn More About CYMHS Certification

We partner with Evergreen Certifications to include certification with some of our products. When you purchase such a product, we may disclose your information to Evergreen Certifications for purposes of providing services directly to you or to contact you regarding relevant offers.

Are you ready to step into the life awaiting you as a
Certified Youth Mental Health Specialist?
  • Clinical expertise: Show clients and colleagues your practice is based on leading-edge research in this complex area of mental health.
  • Client trust: Certification shows the families you work with that you're dedicated to providing the best care possible. It reveals your professional ability to take on challenging clients and succeed!
  • Documentation of knowledge: Certification is both a professional and personal accomplishment. It's an unbiased barometer of your training and dedication to your practice.
  • Professional recognition: Set yourself apart from the thousands of clinicians relying on outdated methods to treat their clients. Increase your opportunities for career advancement and client referrals.
Youth Mental Health in Crisis:
Innovative Certification Training for Treating Young Clients

$1,179.86 Value
Yours for only $299.99!
Earn up to 21.0 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
The Practical Strategies & Proven Techniques Included in This Course
Ana Gomez, MC, LPC
The Self-Protective System of Children with Complex Trauma: Removing Barriers to Treatment with EMDR, Play Therapy & More!
Ana Gomez, MC, LPC | Click here for information about Ana Gomez

Join Ana Gomez, world-renowned expert on the treatment of complex trauma as she shows you how to remove barriers to treatment by incorporating EMDR therapy, play therapy, parts work, and Sandtray therapy. You'll discover the multiple pathways in which defenses are formed and the therapeutic portals into the protective system so the child can access their inner world and experiences to begin the healing.

Don't miss this opportunity to get the strategies you need to work around the entrenched forms of self-protection and move treatment forward!

Christine Mark-Griffin
Zahabiyah Yamasaki
EMDR & Trauma-Informed Yoga for Kids: Integrative Practices for the Mind, Body, and Heart
Christine Mark-Griffin, LCSW | Click here for information about Christine Mark Griffin
Zahabiyah Yamasaki, MEd, RYT | Click here for information about Zabie Yamasaki

Join Zabie Yamasaki, M.Ed., RYT, and author of the children's book "Your Joy is Beautiful" (PESI Publishing & Media 2023) and Christine Mark-Griffin, LCSW, and author of "EMDR Workbook for Kids" (PESI Publishing & Media 2023) to learn how to maximize children's capacity for healing.

You'll discover approaches to help children:
  • Gain insight and strengthen their mind
  • Increase emotional regulation and align with expressing what is in their hearts
  • Utilize movement to enhance physical strength and attunement to their bodies

Tony Sheppard
Youth Suicide Intervention: New Strategies & Proven Techniques to Assess and Address Suicidal Ideation, Intent, Plans, and Behaviors
Tony Sheppard, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA | Click here for information about Tony L. Sheppard

In this powerful workshop, Dr. Sheppard will guide you through the latest insights, tools, and skills essential for helping young individuals effectively manage suicidal ideation in their lives.

You'll develop the expertise to:
  • Identify risk and protective factors, enabling early intervention and support
  • Adopt the right approach when addressing youth suicide, fostering a supportive and empathetic environment
  • Utilize available tools and resources that have been proven effective in crisis management
  • Effectively manage suicidal behavior and guide individuals toward a path of healing and resilience
  • And more!
Don't miss this opportunity to gain invaluable insights and practical strategies for crisis safety planning with youth and teens!

Mariel Buque
Break the Cycle of Intergenerational Trauma: Comprehensive Assessment, Tailored Interventions, and Empowered Understanding
Mariel Buque, PhD | Click here for information about Mariel Buque

Join world-renowned intergenerational trauma expert and author, Mariel Buqué, PhD, for this must-attend training to become a skilled clinician in intergenerational trauma healing, empowering your practice to support children and generations of their family members.

Utilizing your newfound understanding on breaking the cycle of pain and adversity that have been passed down through generations, you'll be able to:
  • Assess intergenerational trauma comprehensively
  • Design personalized intervention plans that empower clients to shed emotional pain
  • Guide your clients through a journey of trauma healing, emotional resilience, and well-being

Eboni Webb
Attachment Repair and Relationship Restoration: Treatment Techniques for Freeing the Wounded Child
Eboni Webb, PsyD, HSP | Click here for information about Eboni Webb

Addressing wounds and trauma is crucial to unlocking the true potential of intimacy and meaningful connection in both personal and professional relationships.

Join Dr. Eboni Webb to learn the:
  • Impact of wounds and trauma on relationships
  • Role of attachment in shaping adult lives
  • Early signs of trauma on a developing mind
  • Essential recovery techniques for repairing childhood wounds and broken relationships
You'll walk away with proactive steps to foster healing, resilience, and growth…empowering clients to build a stronger, more fulfilling, and interconnected future!

Katie Hurley
Anxious & Stressed-Out Kids: Strategies to Overcome Negative Thinking, Intrusive Thoughts and Emotional Dysregulation
Katie Hurley, LCSW | Click here for information about Katie Hurley

Join Katie Hurley DSW, LCSW, and author of The Stress-Buster Workbook for Kids (PESI Publishing 2021) as she teaches you tools rooted in Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

You'll be equipped to:
  • Spot the signs of cognitive, physical, and emotional stress and anxiety
  • Assess symptoms of stress and anxiety and how they present at different ages
  • Notice the warning signs of negative thinking in kids
  • Help young clients positively reframe intrusive thoughts
  • And more
Get tried-and-true strategies to help kids navigate the stressors of everyday life, overcome challenges, and build self-confidence.

Neal King
Therapeutic Improvisation: The Brain's Playground for Problem-Solving Anxiety-Related Disorders
Neal King, LCSW, CHT | Click here for information about Neal King

This workshop will show you what's been missing in your anxiety-related (disorders) treatment approach and reinvigorate your own creativity in the helping profession.

By incorporating Improv you'll:
  • Experience a notable shift in clients' interfacing with you and/or each other
  • Target anxiety, low confidence, learned avoidance behaviors, and more
  • Notice clients becoming less guarded when approaching 'heavier' issues
  • Witness how the brain alters to find solutions while quieting self-judgment
  • Watch and evaluate how 'bodyup' and 'top-down' integration unfolds
  • Free-form, a multi-sensory approach to enable clients to get "un-stuck" and experience relief and success—discovering their innate power to problem-solve
  • Learn Improv games designed to promote psychological safety
Great News: No Experience Needed!

Christina McGhee
Divorce and Children: Practical Strategies for Keeping Kids at the Center (Not in the Middle) of Parental Separation
Christina McGhee, MSW | Click here for information about Christina McGhee

In this unique training, Divorce Parenting Expert Christina McGhee will share invaluable strategies and practical tools to help:
  • Utilize a child-centered approach to help parents make better choices while managing strong emotions
  • Debunk common myths and perceptions about how divorce impacts children's lives
  • Model language that supports the integrity of parent/child relationships
  • Reframe conversations about critical issues like parenting plans and custody
  • Learn how to leverage your influence by asking powerful questions, setting intentions, and providing educational support
Take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn how to use a child-centered approach as you guide families through this delicate transition. Join us and become a catalyst — let's change divorce for the better.

Dafna Lender
Getting Parents on Board: Facilitating Effective Family Therapy with Difficult Parents
Dafna Lender, LCSW | Click here for information about Dafna Lender

Join Dafna Lender, LCSW, as she guides you in learning the steps toward successful parent attachment work.

You'll learn how to:
  • Identify when a parent needs more focused individual work
  • Set goals for parent-focused work
  • Assess when it is time to re-introduce the child into the therapy room
  • Navigate parent-child sessions when the parent's defenses are re-triggered
  • Help parents initiate repair and stay present with the child to facilitate true healing and connection

Mona Delahooke
Maximizing the Brain-Body Connection to Build Resilient and Regulated Young Clients
Mona Delahooke, PhD | Click here for information about Mona M. Delahooke

In this innovative session, Dr. Delahooke will deepen your understanding of a hot topic and powerful tool in helping parents build their child's mental health: Co-regulation. She will teach you why it's critical to treatment success, maximizes treatment outcomes, and fills in a missing aspect of what is learned in traditional child mental health treatment.

You'll explore how:
  • The important skill of self-regulation grows out of a child's experience of co-regulation
  • Co-regulation serves to regulate a child's nervous system
  • Internal bodily sensations lead the way for future emotional literacy and mental health
  • To measure parent-child detection and interpretation of cues of safety, threat, or dangers
  • And so much more!
Youth Mental Health in Crisis:
Innovative Certification Training for Treating Young Clients

$1,179.86 Value
Yours for only $299.99!
Earn up to 21.0 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
Free BONUS Sessions
Nicholas Kardaras
Digital Social Contagion Effects: How Social Media Can Shape Behavior and Spread Psychiatric Disorders
Nicholas Kardaras, PhD, LCSW-R | Click here for information about Nicholas Kardaras

Join Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, best-selling author, internationally renowned speaker, and an expert on mental health, addiction, and the impacts of our digital age, as he guides you through how screen time and digital media are leading to more than just depression or low self-esteem, but the spread of a variety of psychiatric disorders via a social contagion effect.

You'll be able to discern the difference between genuine psychiatric disorders from the social media-driven variants that lead to clients mimicking behaviors and symptoms. We'll look at school shooters, incels, and political extremists as manifestations of digital social contagions.

In our new digital age, where kids, teens, and young people are immersed in digital media like never before, this course is an essential guide for any clinician to better understand and treat these issues.

Kristin Kirkpatrick
The Food-Mood Connection: Empowering Psychotherapists with Integrative Strategies
Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RDN | Click here for information about Kristin Kirkpatrick

Join us for an engaging training led by Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RDN, where she will delve into the current state of nutrition in the United States and its profound implications for mental health. Through the exploration of the latest research studies, Kristin will highlight:
  • The undeniable link between food choices and psychological well-being in clients of all ages
  • Specific nutrients that can either benefit or harm individuals with mental health disorders
  • How to initiate discussions about diet and nutrition to foster client engagement and enhance treatment outcomes
By understanding the role of these nutrients, you will be better equipped to integrate nutritional considerations into your clinical practice.

Joshua Feder
Psychopharmacology for Kids and Teens: A Therapist's Guide to New Medications, Prescribing Guidelines, and Working Effectively with Prescribers
Dr. Joshua Feder | Click here for information about Joshua Feder

As a psychiatrist, I see my job as serving YOU, the therapist.

Please join me, as I guide you through an overview of the latest information on responsible prescribing, complete with case-based best practices in responsible prescribing for children and adolescents. Together, we can create a more integrated and comprehensive approach to mental health care for children and teens! Don't miss this opportunity to gain invaluable insights and practical strategies for crisis safety planning with youth and teens!

I look forward to your participation!

Joshua Feder, MD

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are a mental health, rehabilitation, or education professional currently working with youth (elementary schools age to young adult) this course is for you! And even if you don't have young clients, as the mental health needs of our youth escalate, chances are you will in the future.

We designed this online course to meet all the educational standards for the Certified Youth Mental Health Specialist certification; therefore, all sessions, including bonus sessions, should be completed.

This PESI training is your first step to becoming a certified Youth Mental Health Specialist!

Certification gives you the skills and confidence to treat more complex cases and new clients, and even provide expert consultation to your colleagues. Clinicians with more specialized knowledge can target the types of clients they want to see, customize their treatment for each unique client, and develop a practice known for its amazing therapeutic outcomes.

Watch your email for your order conforming and get instant access to all course materials, including the bonus materials.

You'll have unlimited access to all course videos and materials online — to view at your own pace. Plus, use the PESI Mobile app to access the course content on your phone or tablet, anytime anywhere!

Instantly collaborate with other professionals on the course materials through interactive message boards. You'll be part of a community of hundreds of practitioners all focused on passionately helping clients thrive.

Complete your online CE tests and earn up to 21 CE hours!
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Register for this intensive training course without risk. If you're not completely satisfied, give us a call at 800-844-8260.

We’re that confident you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more than you expected.
Youth Mental Health in Crisis:
Innovative Certification Training for Treating Young Clients

$1,179.86 Value
Yours for only $299.99!
Earn up to 21.0 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this course.
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