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Child and Family Therapy

Program Overview

This certificate provides a comprehensive spectrum of courses for clinicians interested in expanding and deepening their understanding of work with children ages pre-school through latency. In addition to play therapy, the curriculum includes courses in child development, attachment, parenting, diagnosis of disorders of childhood, and child-focused family interventions. This course utilizes a focus on practice with children and families in a range of settings, including treatment strategies for children who have been traumatized, as well as those seen in schools and family service agencies.

From the Director: Interview with Judith Siegel, PhD, LCSW

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Program Requirements

This certificate requires the completion of two semesters over one year. 27 two-and-one-half (2.5) hour sessions will be held over the course of the year. Assignments include weekly readings and a final learning assessment in the form of a project or test.

There are two sections offered. Students must choose one section: Thursday evening (6:00 pm to 8:30 pm) or Friday morning (9:15 am to 11:45 am). See the Program Calendar below for details.

APT Approved Provider

Play Therapy Hours

Association for Play Therapy (APT Approved Provider 09-244): 36 contact hours

Program Brochure

Download a program brochure by clicking here.

Program Highlights

  • Focus on child development from infancy to age 12
  • Focus on disorders associated with trauma
  • Explore influence of family dynamics on child behavior
  • Assessing parenting skills
  • Play therapy: pre-school through preadolescent children
  • Play therapy with traumatized children

Continuing Education Contact Hours

  • 67.5 NYSED-approved Contact Hours will be awarded for this program.
 
SOCIAL WORK

New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers {#SW-0012}.
NYU Silver School of Social Work, 1415 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. NYU Silver School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/16 - 11/11/19. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.  Social workers participating in this program will receive 14 continuing education contact hours.

MENTAL HEALTH
 
New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors {#MHC-0083}.

For Mental Health Practitioners: Please check with your state, if you are not licensed in New York, to determine if these credits will be accepted for licensing renewal.
 
NOTE: LMHCs can provide psychotherapy to couples, but may not hold themselves out as a marriage, family or couples therapist.

2017-18 Program Calendar (Subject to Change)

Section 1:

Thursday Evening (6:00 pm to 8:30 pm)
Semester 1
  • September 7, 14, 28
  • October 19, 26
  • November 2, 9, 16, 30
  • December 7, 14, 21
Semester 2
  • January 4, 18, 25
  • February 2, 15
  • March 1, 8, 15, 22
  • April 12, 19, 26
  • May 3, 10

Section 2:

Friday Morning (9:15 am to 11:45 am)
Semester 1
  • September 8, 15, 29
  • October 20, 27
  • November 3, 10, 17
  • December 1, 8, 16, 22
Semester 2
  • January 5, 19, 26
  • February 2, 9, 16
  • March 2, 9, 16, 23
  • April 13, 20, 27
  • May 4, 11

Apply Now

The application for this program is now closed. Check back in Spring 2018 for the 2018-2019 application.

Special Accommodations & Grievance Policy

Special Accommodations:
Students requiring accommodations have the opportunity to make these known upon registering or by writing to silver.continuingeducation@nyu.edu.

Addressing Grievances:
For information on our Grievance Policy, please click here. If you have questions or concerns contact (212) 998-9099.

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What I appreciated most about this program was the bounty of real-life experience that the faculty brought to the classroom. Classroom and case discussions helped us translate those perspectives, theories, and concepts into our own work environment. This is a great program to receive a wealth of current information based on sound studies and superb applicability in a short amount of time.
- Dr. Beatrice Kraemer, Clinical Psychologist, President and Founder of Parenting At Its Best