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Working with Youth with Chronic Medical Conditions: A Systems-Based Approach

Mother holding daughter's hand in hospital bed

December 15, 2017

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center
1 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016

OVERVIEW

Children and adolescents with chronic medical conditions and their families represent a growing population in need of sensitive and effective clinical intervention. A strong understanding of the issues common within these youth as well as the effective treatment options is essential for all mental health professionals working with this group. This workshop will offer an introduction to working with youth with chronic medical conditions and their families, including common behavioral health presentations and methods of assessment and treatment. This will include education on the common factors across several disease groups as well as various strategies to evaluate and treat utilizing a public health prevention model. Attendees should expect to gain foundational knowledge on evidence-based treatment approaches for this population and concrete implementation of such approaches.


Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to: 
  • Gain an understanding of the basic organizing principles of a systems-based approach to youth with chronic medical conditions and their families
  • Learn to identify the developmental trajectory and challenges of disease management and the implications for youth and their families
  • Gain effective tools for assessment and intervention with youth with chronic medical conditions and their families
This conference will attract social workers and human services professionals who provide services to Veterans, Military Service Personnel and their larger support networks (e.g. spouses, children, and extended family).  It will increase the knowledge base on the intersection of specific Veteran and Military Service issues (e.g. substance abuse, PTSD, homelessness, families, housing, employment, education, advocacy, wellness, alternate paths to care, family violence).    
This conference will attract social workers and human services professionals who provide services to Veterans, Military Service Personnel and their larger support networks (e.g. spouses, children, and extended family).  It will increase the knowledge base on the intersection of specific Veteran and Military Service issues (e.g. substance abuse, PTSD, homelessness, families, housing, employment, education, advocacy, wellness, alternate paths to care, family violence).    

Presenters

Consuelo Senior
Becky Lois, Ph.D.
Dr. Becky Lois is Director of Psychology for Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health and Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital NYU Langone. She specializes in clinical work, research, and program development for youth with chronic medical conditions and their families. Her current research includes an adaptation of dialectical behavior therapy to target medical non-adherence in adolescents with chronic health conditions as well as an investigation into the impact of patients and family members’ participation as co-producers in clinical research and program development. In addition to her work in pediatrics, Dr. Lois has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of anxiety, depression, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, and personality disorders.
Consuelo Senior
Lara Brodzinsky, Psy.D.
Dr. Lara Brodzinsky is an Attending Psychologist on the Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health Team, and Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone. Her specialization is in supporting youth with chronic medical illnesses who present with a variety of emotional and behavioral difficulties. To this end, Dr. Brodzinsky works as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide evidence-based treatment to youth and families within the medical setting. In addition, she works to develop behavioral health programming for dissemination within outpatient medical settings within Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, participates in Integrated Behavioral Health Team research initiatives, and teaches and supervises mental health professionals. Dr. Brodzinsky is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist who has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of behavioral health disorders, including anxiety, depression, behavioral and learning issues. She has worked clinically in schools, hospitals, and outpatient clinics providing integrated, evidence-based care. Her versatile practice includes individual therapy, family therapy, parent training, and group therapy; as well as professional consultation and neuropsychological assessment. Dr. Brodzinsky also participates in the faculty group practice at the Child Study Center where she sees individuals and families.

 

 

FEES

  • General Admission: $60.00
  • NYU Faculty & Staff: $45.00
  • NYU Silver Alumni (Graduate and Undergraduate degrees): $45.00
  • NYU Silver Post-Masters Certificate Program Alumni: $51.00
  • NYU Silver Current Field Instructors: $45.00
  • NYU Silver Current Students (space-available basis): $30.00
  • Non-NYU Current MSW and PhD Students (space-available basis): $45.00
  • 3+ from one agency: $45.00 each
  • Veterans: $30.00

Registration

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Continuing Education Contact Hours

NYSED and ACE approved for 3 CE contact hours.


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 course will receive 3 continuing education clock 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.

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 December 7 (by midnight): full refund
  • Refund requests made on or before December 13 (by midnight): 50% refund
  • Refund requests made on or after December 14: no refund

If the is event cancelled, all registrants will be fully reimbursed. To withdraw from and be reimbursed for this event, please complete the form located here.

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.

Contact

NYU Silver School of Social Work
Office of Global and Lifelong Learning

1 Washington Square North, G08
New York, NY 10003
Email: silver.continuingeducation@nyu.edu
Phone: (212) 998-5973
Fax: (212) 995-4497