FCA Training Opportunities

Believe In Your Teletherapy Engagement Skills... But Never Stop Refining: 

Resources

Ongoing Resources (keep checking back)

  • ADAA GotAnxiety. “Engaging Children and Teens In Telemental Health.” YouTube, 12 Apr. 2020, www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML4pEa_KVm8&feature=youtu.be.
  • Ali, Dr. Hafsa Akbar. “The Basics of Teletherapy.” TechEngage, 29 Jan. 2019, echengage.com/ basics-of-teletherapy/.
  • Durr, Jodi. “Fun Games to Play over Zoom or FaceTime.” Com, 18 June 2020, meaningfulmama.com/fun-games-to-play-over-zoom-or-facetime.html.
  • “15 Best Games to Play on Zoom with Kids.” Happy Mom Hacks, 22 Dec. 2020, happymomhacks.com/games-to-play-on-zoom-kids.
  • Hendricks, Natalie. “10 Tips to Make Virtual Learning Engaging for Preschoolers and Young Children.” Good2Know Network, 16 Oct. 2020, www.good2knownetwork.org/g2k-info-hub/10-tips-to-to-make-virtual-learning-engaging-for-preschoolers-and-young-children.
  • Hillhouse, Alison. “All Videos.” Website, 2017, www.virtualgrandmabook.com.
  • Landrum, Ariel Lmft. “Interventions for Online Therapy with Children and Youth.” Guidance Teletherapy, 15 Mar. 2020, guidancett.com/blog/interventions-for-online-therapy-with-children-and-youth-2020.
  • Layne, Kimberly. “5 Play Therapy Activities Using Telehealth.” Samaritan Center, 9 Sept. 2020, samaritan-center.org/5-play-therapy-activities-using-telehealth.
  • McKay, Dana. “Making a Smooth Transition from In-Person to Virtual Visits.” Comfort Cases, 20 Apr. 2020, www.comfortcases.org/blog/2020/4/20/making-a-smooth-transition-from-in-person-to-virtual-visits.
  • 2021. “Telemental Health And Children: 20 FREE Minimal Supply Activities.”
  • Mulvahill, Elizabeth. “20 Fun Zoom Games for Kids.” WeAreTeachers, 17 Dec. 2020, www.weareteachers.com/20-fun-zoom-games-for-kids.
  • Whole Child Counseling. “Fun, Games & Telehealth.” WholeChildCounseling, 2 Dec. 2020, www.wholechildcounseling.com/post/fun-games-telehealth.

PowerPoint Resources

  • “Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology.” APA Guidelines, American Psychological Association, 2013, apa.org/practice/guidelines/telepsychology.
  • “Making the 'New' Normal: Five Tips for Providing Teletherapy.” Counseling Today, 1 Sept. 2020, ct.counseling.org/2020/09/making-the-new-normal-five-tips-for-providing-teletherapy/.
  • Gaspari, Maureen. “13 Tips for Zoom Meetings and the Highly Sensitive Child.” The Highly Sensitive Child, 19 May 2020, www.thehighlysensitivechild.com/top-14-tips-for-zoom-meetings-and-the-highly-sensitive-child.
  • Cooper, Lindsey. “Teletherapy: Connecting at a Distance.” Encompass, 17 Mar. 2020, encompassnw.org/teletherapy-connecting-at-a-distance.
  • Harris, Whitney. “5 Video Chatting Tips for Babies & Toddlers.” Babyation, 4 Aug. 2017, babyation.com/5-video-chatting-tips-babies-toddlers.
  • Himelstein, Sam. “3 Tips for Working with Resistant Teens.” Center for Adolescent Studies, 27 Dec. 2020, centerforadolescentstudies.com/3-tips-for-working-with-resistant-teens.
  • Kops, Jackie. “Your New Classroom: Distance Learning and Zoom Tips (Freebies Too).” Pocket of Preschool, 22 Aug. 2020, pocketofpreschool.com/zoom-ideas-and-tips-for-distance-learning.
  • Lopez, Amy. “Therapeutic Groups via Video Teleconferencing and the Impact on Group Cohesion - Lopez - MHealth.” Http://Mhealth.Amegroups.Com, 5 Apr. 2020, mhealth.amegroups.com/article/view/33853/html.
  • Pandey, Asha. “24 Virtual Training Best Practices To Follow When Shifting To Remote Learning.” ELearning Industry, 27 July 2020, elearningindustry.com/virtual-training-best-practices-for-remote-learning.
  • Springer, Andy. “Virtual Training Best Practices: How to Get and Keep Attention and Engagement.” Rain Group, 1 July 2020, rainsalestraining.com/blog/virtual-training-best-practices-how-to-get-and-keep-attention-and-engagement.
  • Steinberg, Jennie. “How to Prevent Online Therapy From Contributing to Your Zoom Fatigue.” Through the Woods Therapy Center, 20 Apr. 2020, www.throughthewoodstherapy.com/zoom-fatigue.
  • Viscomi, Corie. “Teletherapy - Corie Viscomi.” Medium, 5 Apr. 2020, the-speech-studio.medium.com/teletherapy-567d88894296.

 

The Following are approved CEU Trainings:

 

Introduction to Clinical Practice

(offered monthly for New Hires. Click Here to register)

This three-hour training for will cover an overview of common diagnoses seen in children who come into our care including PTSD, ADHD, and ASD. Participants will gain a better understanding of how trauma affects children at different stages in their development. Additionally, this will cover understanding boundaries and vicarious trauma in a variety of clinical setting. This program has been approved for 3 Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Worker Licensure renewal.

Objectives:

  • Identify the stages of development and how they are physically and emotionally affected by trauma.
  • Identify 3 symptoms of vicarious trauma
  • Give examples of PTSD symptoms that mimic symptoms of ADHD

Advanced Trauma Training with Janet Murphy, LCSW

(offered monthly for New Hires. Click Here to register)

This three hour training will cover an advanced overview of trauma with an explanation of physical and emotional components that are experienced by trauma victims, with an emphasis on children. This program has been approved for 3 Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Worker Licensure renewal.

Objectives:

  • Describe the function of fight/fight/freeze response.
  • Identify the difference between shame and guilt using case examples
  • Give examples of ways children may use behavior as a means to regulate themselves.

The Pharmacological Treatment of ADHD, an Overview

w/ John DiBisceglie, APRN

(Date: TBD)

This workshop focuses on identifying the diagnostic criteria for ADHD, symptomotology and pharmacological agents used to treat ADHD. The goal of the workshop is to help the attendee become familiar with the different types of medication families that treat ADHD and their basic mechanism of action. Side effects and medication management strategies are covered to give the attendee insight into the strengths and shortcomings of pharmacological treatment for ADHD.

This program has been approved for 3 Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Worker Licensure renewal.

 

Objectives:

1) Identify the 3 main categories of ADHD medication 

2) Develop a basic understanding of how these groups work in the brain to improve symptoms of ADHD 

3) Understand the benefits and risks of ADHD medication and 

4) Gain a basic insight on the management of these medications to improve ADHD symptom outcomes.