Why Troubled Children Do Not Get Better and What Can Be Done About It

CE Hours: 4

Instructor:

C. Wayne Jones, PhD

Friday, January 19th, 2018, 8:30am-12:30pm, Mercer County Behavioral Health, Mercer County, PA
Thursday, May 3rd, 2018, 8:30am-12:30pm, Venango County Human Services, Franklin, PA 

Despite the well-meaning efforts of therapists, there are many children with severe emotional and behavioral problems who do not improve regardless of the treatment program in which they are enrolled.  In fact, some seem to get worse the longer they have been in treatment.  This workshop addresses how this happens, giving focus to commonly missed clues about the root psychological and contextual causes of challenging behavior.  Session videotapes and case discussions are used to highlight principles and practices that can help improve outcomes through more developmentally informed case conceptualizations and treatment.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the characteristics of children with SED
  2. Describe the consequences of treatment failure for children with SED
  3. Identify the main reasons troubled children do not improve
  4. Identify seven strategies for improving treatment outcomes

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