Beyond PTSD: Helping and Healing Teens Exposed to Trauma
Live Online Webinar
Friday, June 12, 2020
9:30am - 12:30pm
NYSED and ASWB Approved for 3 CE contact hours
Join us to gain strategies for understanding and working with adolescents who have experienced trauma and who can often have complex symptomatology and behavioral profiles that are different from those typically seen in adults. This workshop will discuss how brain science informs our understanding of the symptoms of traumatized youth and how those symptoms intersect with development and evolve over time. Attendees will leave this workshop with strategies for connecting with traumatized adolescents and overcoming avoidance, a common trauma symptom that makes youth reluctant to engage in therapy. Evidence-based treatment strategies for working with traumatized youth and steps for implementing these strategies when working with youth in child welfare will be offered.
Participants will be able to:
Gain an understanding of the neurobiological and developmental impact of trauma on the teenage brain.
Identify strategies for assessment and evaluation of youth exposed to trauma.
Learn what evidence-based treatment modalities are utilized for traumatized adolescents and some common features of these treatments.
Ruth Gerson, MD
Ruth Gerson, MD is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at NYU and Bellevue Hospital, where she runs a specialized emergency room for children with mental health crises. This emergency room, called the Children's Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program or CCPEP, is one of only two programs like this in the country (the other one in LA opened six months ago and is based on our program). The CCPEP is the only place in the city where youth who are suicidal, cutting themselves, struggling with severe anxiety or rage outbursts or drugs and alcohol or not feeling safe at home, can get a comprehensive, specialized, holistic psychiatric assessment and treatment any time of day or night, regardless of insurance or ability to pay. Dr. Gerson is the editor of two books; her first entitled Helping Kids in Crisis: Managing Psychiatric Emergencies in Children and Adolescents was recognized as the best book of the year in psychiatry by the British Medical Association, and her second entitled Beyond PTSD: Helping and Healing Teens Exposed to Trauma comes out in a few weeks. She attended Harvard for her undergraduate degree and Columbia for medical school, then Harvard and NYU for her psychiatry residency and fellowship. She has two kids, ages 3.5 and 16 months
Patrick Heppell, PsyD
Dr. Heppell is a clinical assistant professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. He currently serves as the Clinical Director for the Bellevue Hospital–ACS Mental Health Team (MHT) at the Administration for Children Services’ Children's Center. Dr. Heppell and MHT have also trained over 200 child welfare staff in understanding and working with traumatized youth, specifically through the Think Trauma model. Dr. Heppell has advanced level training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) for child and adolescent maltreatment issues, grief and bereavement. He is also a co-editor of an American Psychiatric Association Publishing book: Beyond PTSD: Helping and Healing Teens Exposed to Trauma. Previously, he was a child psychologist at Bellevue Hospital’s Children’s Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, and has also worked at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, in the University of Southern California Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, and in family therapy and day-treatment programs.
How to Create a User Profile
Step 1: Go to the Online Portal: https://sswforms.es.its.nyu.edu/
Step 2: On the right hand side of the page, you will see a hyperlink that says "Register" (located below the 'Log In' button). Click on "Register"
Step 3: Fill in all of the fields and click the "Register" button.
Step 4: Once you complete the user profile, you will have access to the Online Portal. For information on how to apply for a program or register for a particular event, please see the information below.
How to Apply or Register through the Online Portal
Step 1: If you are not already logged in, go to https://sswforms.es.its.nyu.edu/ to log into the Online Portal. On the right hand side of the page, enter your email address and password in the appropriate fields. Click the "Log In" button.
Step 2: You will be taken to the "All Events & Programs" section of the Portal. From the list of available programs, select the program you are interested in attending.
Step 3: For Post-Master's Certificate Programs, you will need to click on the "Apply" link for the program you are interested in. You will be taken to an application for the program you have selected and asked to complete the form. Once you have entered all of the appropriate information, click the "Submit" button to submit your application. We review applications on a rolling basis and respond with a decision within 2 - 3 weeks of receipt.
For all Events, you will need to click the "Register" link for the event you are interested in. You will be taken to a registration form. Once you have entered all of the appropriate information, click the "Submit" button and you will be taken to a secure credit card payment page. Complete the payment page and click "Submit" in order to fully register for an Event. A successful registration will yield a confirmation email sent to you. If you do not receive a confirmation email to your inbox within an hour, make sure to check your spam folder before reaching out to the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning, as our messages can occasionally be filtered into spam folders. To avoid this, please add 'email@example.com' to your address book.
NOTE: Our registration and payment forms work best with Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers and less well with Internet Explorer and Safari. We recommend using Chrome or Firefox when completing the registration form. Please make sure to check that all fields are completed accurately on the form before submitting.
General Admission: $100.00
NYU Faculty & Staff: $75.00
NYU Silver Alumni (Graduate and Undergraduate degrees): $75.00
NYU Silver Post-Master's Certificate Program Alumni: $93.60
NYU Silver Current Field Instructors: $75.00
NYU Silver Retired Full Time Faculty: $75.00
NYU Silver Current Students (space-available basis): $50.00
Non-NYU Current MSW and PhD Students (space-available basis): $66.67
3+ from one agency: $75.00 each
Cancellations and Refunds
If after registering, you determine that you can no longer attend this event, The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning will issue refunds on the following basis:
- Refund requests made on or before June 4 (by midnight): full refund
- Refund requests made on or before June 10 (by midnight): 50% refund
- Refund requests made on or after June 11: no refund
If this event is cancelled, all registrants will be fully reimbursed. To withdraw from and be reimbursed for this event, please complete the event withdrawal form.
Special Accommodations and Grievance Policy
Students requiring accommodations have the opportunity to make these known upon registering or by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on our grievance and complaint procedures, contact 212.998.9099 or email@example.com.