- Digital Seminar
- Downloadable/Streaming MP4 Video and MP3 Audio with electronic manual and instructions.
- DAVID M. PRATT, MSW, PH.D.
- PESI Inc.
- CE Available:
- No, CE credit is not available
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- Integrate “First and Second Wave” CBT skills with more recent “Third Wave” (mindfulness) advances with youth.
- Formulate strategies to develop a therapeutic alliance that engage children and adolescents in easy, creative, and effective therapeutic cognitive behavioral activities.
- Practice effective collaboration with youth and parents toward targeted, mutually defined treatment goals.
- Apply, practice, and integrate evidence-based CBT techniques to modify and change maladaptive behaviors.
- Utilize CBT psychoeducation to elicit “buy in” from most difficult clients.
- Analyze, challenge, and replace negative self-talk, thoughts, assumptions and core beliefs.
- Construct practical skill building worksheets and structured therapeutic activities to clarify and teach complex CBT skills for child and adolescent depression, anxiety, and self-harm prevention.
- Employ fundamental and advanced evidence-based CBT skills to help your young clients manage depression, anxiety, and self-harm behaviors.
- Develop a deep understanding of recent advances in the neuro-science of stress and how to re-train the distressed brain.
- Evaluate exposure therapy techniques including imagino and in-vivo exposure to resolve anxiety.
- Utilize evidence-based suicide risk assessment, safety planning to prevent suicide and self-harm behavior.
- Assess effective parental involvement in the treatment process while maintaining client confidentiality to mitigate depression, anxiety, and self-harm risk.
Therapist Guidelines: Keys to Success
Goal Setting and Motivational Counseling: Are You and Your Client Working Together?
- Psychoeducation: Knowledge is power
- Therapy tips: Anxiety and depression
- Introducing CBT to the client and parents
- Limitations of the research and potential risks
Mindfulness: Calming the Emotional Brain to Utilize the Rational Mind
- Why goals are important
- SMART goals
- Assessing the consequences of anxiety and depression
- Pros and cons analysis
Mood Monitoring: How to Help Kids Be Aware of Their Feelings
- Amygdala hijack & the neuroscience of stress
- The effects of adrenalin & cortisol on the body
- Mindfulness meditation & brain functioning
- Typical stress response vs. desired stress response
- Mindfulness skills for children & adolescents
- Mindfulness practice & monitoring
Behavioral Activation: Let’s Get Active Again!
- Feeling awareness games
- Feelings and trigger situations
- Subjective units of distress scale (SUDS)
- Daily and weekly mood monitoring
Cognitive Processing: Helping Kids Tune into Their Thoughts
- The CBT paradigm: Behavioral activation and depression
- Behavior monitoring: Typical school & weekend day
- Life values and activities
- Identifying and covercoming barriers to healthy activities
- Conduct a behavioral activation experiment
Cognitive Restructuring: Staying Positive Despite Challenges
- The CBT paradigm and why thoughts are important
- Different types of stinking thinking
- Identify positive, realistic thoughts
- Identifying & monitoring my stinking thinking
Social Skills Training: Teaching Essential Social Skills
- Define cognitive restructuring
- Ambiguous situations…What’s really going on?
- Positive Psychology tools to fight depression
Anxiety Treatment & Exposure Therapy: Helping Clients Face Their Fears
- Teaching effective problem solving
- Appropriately using assertiveness
- Effective communication skills
- Practice non-verbal communication
- Conversation and “chit-chat” skills
Special Topics in Treating Anxiety: Applying Exposure Therapy to Specific Anxiety Problems
- Somatic management skills
- Create an anxiety hierarchy
- Identifying & correcting “catastrophic” stinking thinking
- Social skills to help manage anxiety
- Develop a “Game Plan” to help face anxiety
- Imagino Exposure
- In-Vivo Exposure
Manage Self-Harm and Suicidal Urges: Evidence-Based Practices to Prevent Suicide and Self Harm
- Social Anxiety
- Separation Anxiety
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder and chronic worry
- Somatic Symptom Disorder
Parent Involvement: Parents are Your Clients Too!
- Conduct an evidence-based suicide risk assessment
- Develop an evidence-based suicide prevention plan
- Use behavioral chain analysis to prevent future self-harm
- Create a hope box
- Emotional distress tolerance skills to resist self-harm urges
- Future time imaging
- Using acceptance and commitment to improve happiness
- Problem-solving in a crisis
- CBT “coping card” for self-harm prevention
- Parent involvement in the evaluation process and treatment plan
- Confidentiality considerations
- Family behavioral activation, problem solving, & contracts
- Parent support & stress management
DAVID M. PRATT, MSW, PH.D.
David M. Pratt, Ph.D., MSW, is in private practice and Director of the Mood Management Program at the Western New York Psychotherapy Services in Amherst, NY. He is presently on faculty with the University at Buffalo, School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education and a member of New York State, Office of Mental Health Advisory Board on Evidence-Based Treatments for Youth. He was the Principal Psychologist at the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University at Buffalo and Adjunct Professor/Lecturer, University at Buffalo Counseling, School and Educational Psychology department.
Dr. Pratt has conducted numerous trainings/workshops in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at local, state, national and international forums. He is well regarded as an engaging trainer who emphasizes practical skill development.
Financial: David Pratt is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: David Pratt has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits
CE Credit is not available for this product.
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