September 19, 2014
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Children’s mental health issues can often be clouded by many different factors: poor parenting, exposure to domestic violence, trauma, abuse and neglect, and underlying language and/or neurocognitive deficits. When there are multiple contributing factors, it can often be difficult to identify the starting point for treatment and develop an effective treatment plan. This workshop will discuss the impact of each of these factors and how to better identify what is really ‘driving the bus’ in children’s mental health.
- Participants will learn how to identify the underlying mental health issues that are contribution to children’s emotional and behavioral dysregulation.
- Participants will learn the starting point of treatment for children and how to develop a more effective treatment plan.
Practical treatment interventions and strategies, as well as simple diagnostic tools will be discussed.
Nancy Foster, Ph.D., is a therapist at the Institute for Brain-Behavior Integration, a subsidiary of Partners in Healing. DR. Foster specializes in complex neuropsychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults including ADHD, learning challenges, autism spectrum disorders, and traumatic brain injuries, as well as helping people to understand how their neurocognitive challenges impact their academic abilities, job performance, and interpersonal relationships. Dr. Foster completed her undergraduate studies and her Master’s degree in counseling psychology through Bethel University. She received her PhD in clinical psychology with a neuropsychology concentration from Fielding Graduate University.
Venue: Venue of Attachment, Attention, Anxiety: Understanding Children's Mental Health from a Bottom-up Perspective