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Expanding the Healing for Children! Integrating families into sessions to maximize resilience-building

January 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Lark Eshleman

Lark Eshleman, Ph.D

Full biography

Dr. Eshleman is trained and highly trained in therapeutic practices of Theraplay, EMDR, EEG Biofeedback (Neurofeedback), Attachment and Narrative Therapy, Trauma Art Narrative Therapy (TANT), family and individual psychotherapy, and school psychology for children with significant trauma and attachment issues. Her work has brought her into therapeutic contact with children and families who have suffered the emotional, psychological and neurologically damaging effects of war and other forms of organized violence.

In 1997 she was instrumental in working with Rotary International, and the Rotary Club of Lancaster, PA to develop a treatment and professional training center in Croatia after the Balkan war. From 1997 through 2000 she volunteered more than 10 months at the center. She worked on a New Orleans/ Houston base project called “Welcome Home” in which Children returning to New Orleans schools were screened and referred for on site programs to help them deal with the extreme stresses in their lives due to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and on trauma- relief teams for other natural and man made emergencies.

Recently she returned to Singapore to teach her program to professionals who will be addressing the trauma of children orphaned in natural disasters, such as the earthquakes in China 2008. Her publications include, Healing Emotional Trauma: Treating the Wounded Child, 3rd ed (2009), a community based response program for children who have been affected by war an organized violence; a video, RAD: Solving the Puzzle (2001), which received a national award in the science and medicine division of the Telly Awards.

Lark’s book, Becoming a Family: Promoting Healthy Attachments with Your Adopted Child (Taylor Publishing Company) was published in December of 2003 to excellent reviews, and was updated and re-published in paperback in 2005. She has been a contributor to family and professional magazines and journals, and was recently highlighted in the 3rd edition of the 2009 textbook The Development of Children published by Worth Publishers. The text is used at many colleges and universities across the United States to teach child development. Its authors are Cynthia Lightfoot, Michael Cole, and Sheila R. Cole.

Includes 1 APA CE

APA approved up to 1 CE Hour. Click here for details.

APA approved up to 1 CE Hour.

The methods taught will augment psychotherapeutic interventions and are not known to have limitations when used in the scope and limits of one’s knowledge.

Other licenses listed below (#1-4), be sure to check with individual state that they will accept courses from APA providers for (#1-4)

*Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) in 36 states: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL (CE Broker), GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, ME, MO, NC, ND, NH, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA WI WY

Marriage & Family Therapists (MFT) in 31 states*: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL (CE Broker), IA, ID, IN, KS, ME, MO, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

Addictions Professionals in 26 states*: AK, AR, CO, CT, DE, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY (out of state), OK, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY

Each state has different regulations for CE credits. Please check above and confirm with your state board to ensure credit will be applicable to your needs. The CE sponsors and program organizers are not to be held responsible in the event that your state board will not accept credit.

This course is offered at the intermediate level.

Target Audience: Counselors, Social Workers, Psychotherapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Case Managers, Other Mental Health Professionals.

This program, when attended in its entirety per program listed above, is available for up to 1 continuing education credits. Sadar Psychological and Dr. Roseann Cappana-Hodge & Associates are approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Sadar Psychological maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The continuing education credits for each workshop/course are designated in the workshop/ course descriptions.

In order to receive the live credit(s), you must attend the entire program, and complete the Participant Satisfaction/Evaluation form and return it to your presenter or monitor at the conclusion of the program. Partial credits will not be given. A participant may arrive no more than 10 minutes late nor leave more than 10 minutes early to receive live credit for a program. To receive home study credit(s), you must view the entire program, complete the program assessment, and complete the Participant Satisfaction/Evaluation form at the conclusion of the program. You must obtain a score of 70% or higher on the program assessment. No partial credit will be given.

There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.

The views of the presenters are theirs and do not necessarily represent a position by Sadar Psychological or Dr. Roseann Cappana-Hodge & Associates. Sadar Psychological and Dr. Roseann Cappana-Hodge & Associates are committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in their continuing education activities. Sadar Psychological and Dr. Roseann Cappana-Hodge & Associates are also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists.

Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them in accordance with ADA requirements.

Please address questions, concerns, and any complaints to support@nrbs.org.

It is the responsibility of every attendee to abide by the standards set forth in the APA Code of Ethics for maintaining security and confidentiality of any test materials and proprietary information presented as part of this continuing education program.

Any materials used as part of this program may not be copied or otherwise distributed, and no proprietary information will be disclosed by attendees to any person not registered for this program.

40 min. online lecture | 20 min. open discussion

Although critical healing work happens in the clinical setting, children live with their families, not with their clinicians. Yet families are not part of the clinical experience in many/most mental health/NF clinics. Resilience-building — an optimal outcome of good treatment — can be enhanced dramatically when appropriate family members are carefully integrated into a child’s healing experience.

Using NF to help a child feel safe with a parent, coaching a parent to recognize and support a child’s healing in the moment, and supporting the child-parent unit overall is not only worthwhile, it is for many children, (and parents) life-changing. The NF setting can be ideal for this transformation!

Objective 1: Identify and explain 1 assessment tool to measure efficacy of including an appropriate family member in NF sessions

Objective 2: List and describe at least 2 therapeutic methods by which a safe and appropriate parent or family member can be integrated into child NF treatment;

Objective 3: Explain how NF can best be integrated into an overall mental health treatment for children in a clinic setting.

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Pre-Conference Jan 7, 2021: Expanding the Healing for Children! Integrating families into sessions to maximize resilience-building (Lark Eshleman, PhD)
Expanding the Healing for Children! Integrating families into sessions to maximize resilience-building
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January 7
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
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