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Enhancing Resiliency in our Patients presented by Steven C Atkins, Psy.D.

  • 14 Nov 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel, 175 Park Avenue, Florham Park, NJ 07932
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Morris County Psychological Association

Invites you to join us for our monthly breakfast program

Enhancing Resiliency in Our Patients

presented by 

Steven Atkins, Psy.D.

How is it some young people adjust and function more effectively than others when dealing with life stressors?  What is resiliency and what are ways we can help children and teens develop the life skills that will equip them to grow and flourish?    Psychologists and other mental health professionals can play a key role in helping young patients understand the concept of resilience and “grit’ when living through difficult situations and/or traumatic events.  Attendees will leave the presentation with a better understanding of what resiliency means, as well as ways to enhance their therapeutic skills.  Concrete clinical examples will be offered as options for professionals to use and add into their “tool box’ when working with patients. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a stronger understanding of resilience and be able to recite and describe resiliency. 
  • Create and implement clinical interventions that will help enhance resiliency in children and adolescents.
  • Use CBT approaches to reframe negative narratives associated with trauma to increase young patients’ resiliency toward dealing with life.

This program is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and graduate students. It will be presented at an intermediate level, meant for those with some prior knowledge of the subject matter. The presenter does not have any commercial support and/ or conflict for interest for this program.

When:      Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

8:30-10:30 a.m.

Where:     Wyndham Hamilton Park Conference Center

                 175 Park Avenue, Florham Park
                         (Location is ADA accessible.)

Cost:  $30 (non-MCPA members)

$25 (MCPA members)

$12 (students)

Please register online by Monday, Nov 12th at www.mcpanj.com.

Contact:   Mike Zito, Ph.D. at m.zito@comcast.net or 908-753-8696 if you have any  questions or prefer not to register online.

The breakfast will be from 8:30am to 9:00 a.m., providing a chance to network with fellow professionals and students.  The presentation will follow from 9:00 – 10:30 p.m.  Payments may be made at the door by check (made out to MCPA) or with cash, if you did not pay online. 

1.5 CE Credits Available

This program is co-sponsored by NJPA and the Morris County Psychological Association. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The program is approved for 1 CE credit. The cost of a CE Certificate is $15 for NJPA members, $25 for non-members, and free for sustaining members.

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