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Working with Children in Mental Health

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Children are not mini adults, and specific considerations need to be made before deciding to work with this population. In this introductory course you will be given an overview of these key considerations when moving into work with children in mental health, which includes unique modalities, differences in interpersonal neurobiology, seeing your client through an attachment lens, setting up an appropriate treatment space, and guidelines to working with parents and systems. This course is aimed at giving you structure and direction while navigating some of the complex nuances that come with treating children and youth in mental health.

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Working with Children in Mental Health

*pre-recorded*

INSTRUCTOR: Tammy Schamuhn

Children are not mini adults, and specific considerations need to be made before deciding to work with this population. In this introductory course you will be given an overview of these key considerations when moving into work with children in mental health, which includes unique modalities, differences in interpersonal neurobiology, seeing your client through an attachment lens, setting up an appropriate treatment space, and guidelines to working with parents and systems. This course is aimed at giving you structure and direction while navigating some of the complex nuances that come with treating children and youth in mental health.

Course Learning Objectives: 

  • Differentiate between coaching and mental health treatment
  • Explore unique differences in the neurobiology of children verses adult clients
  • Define the four attachment styles in children and teens, and how that guides your clinical work
  • Describe an ideal treatment space for children, and how that can be adapted for a variety of treatment settings
  • Explore a variety of clinical modalities that are developmentally appropriate for children

FORMAT:
Online via Learning Portal on Institute of Child Psychology website.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

This training is aimed at introducing mental health professionals to the field of play therapy. Participants will explore the basic theoretical and ethical foundations of play therapy, and will gain practical skills and strategies to work with children in order to begin integrating this modality into their clinical practice.

This is a certified course through the Association for Play Therapy (APT) and the Institute of Child Psychology is an approved provider with APT; only registrants who are mental health professionals or graduate students in the mental health field should be taking this course.

APT Only accepts professionals in the field of mental health as eligible to continue with their certification towards becoming a play therapist. It is the participants responsibility to ensure they are eligible: https://a4pt.site-ym.com/page/CredentialsHomepage

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT APPROVAL:

Association for Play Therapy:  2.0 non-contact hours (APT Provider #21-634)
APT recognizes this course as meeting the requirements for contact training hours towards* their national certification process to become a Registered Play Therapist

WHAT WE PROVIDE:

Handouts for your review, and an electronic certificate outlining APT non-contact hours will be granted after the training and the final quiz is successfully completed. Final quiz must have a minimum passing park of 75% in order to be considered a passing grade. 

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS:

Refunds are NOT permitted for this course. All purchases/courses are FINAL SALE. 

***DISCLAIMER:

All workshops provided by the Institute of Child Psychology, along with all workshop materials, are strictly for educational purposes only and cannot be categorized as psychological or mental health services.

Please contact our administration team if you require further details at info@instituteofchildpsychology.com

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Prerequisites

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Instructor Information

Tammy Schamuhn

Tammy is a Registered Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, author, and the Co-Founder of the Institute of Child Psychology. She also has a Bachelors of Education from the University of Alberta and practiced as an elementary teacher in Edmonton before going on to do her Masters degree in Psychology. Tammy has been working in private practice for the past decade years in Alberta, primarily with children and their families. She also offers clinical supervision to masters-level counselling students, and provisional psychologists