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David M. Pratt
5 Hours 58 Minutes
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17 May, 2018
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates
PsychOz Publications, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 6.0 hours CPD.
David M. Pratt, MSW, Ph.D.,is a New York State Licensed Psychologist with over 35 years of experience as a mental health professional working with children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Pratt is the director of the Mood Management Program (MMP) at the Western New York Psychotherapy Services, a private group practice in Amherst, NY. He is the former principal psychologist at the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center where he developed the Mood Management Program for Youth Depression (MMP-YD), an evidence-based treatment program for depressed/suicidal youth.
Dr. Pratt previously served as a clinical assistant professor of Psychiatry, SUNY at Buffalo and as a former adjunct professor/lecturer, Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology, SUNY, Buffalo. He is on faculty with the SUNY, Buffalo, Office of Continuing Education and is on the Advisory Board of the New York State Office of Mental Health, Evidence Based Treatment for Youth training initiative. Dr. Pratt has conducted numerous professional trainings on youth depression at local, state, national and international forums.
Financial: David Pratt is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: David Pratt has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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- Employ fundamental and advanced evidence-based CBT skills to help your young clients manage depression, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm behaviors.
- Combine practical skill building worksheets and structured therapeutic activities to clarify and teach complex CBT skills to depressed youth.
- Apply effective methods to motivate your most apathetic adolescent clients to engage in their treatment.
- Develop a CBT oriented case conceptualization and understand how to effectively collaborate with teens and parents toward targeted, mutually defined treatment goals.
- Master the art of “Socratic Questioning” to help young people examine and modify their cognitive distortions.
- Engage parents and enhance parent-youth communication and cooperation with problem solving skills and “win-win” solutions to common disputes.
Get Client Buy-In: Engagement and Motivational Enhancement Strategies
- Build a therapeutic alliance with young people
- Collaborative evaluation, treatment planning and case conceptualization
- Identify and build upon strengths
- Motivational counseling with youth
- Identify and work towards goals
The CBT Paradigm: Making it Simple to Understand and Use
- Modify cognitive distortions and build social confidence
- Self-Monitoring: feelings, behaviors and thoughts
- Behavioral activation: get active again
- Cognitive restructuring: learn to be a good “thought detective”
- The art of “Socratic Questioning”
- Problem solving: overcome “learned helplessness”
- Social skills training: build social competence and confidence
- Effective use of CBT homework assignments
- On-office therapeutic structured activities
- Learning CBT skills via hypothetical situations
Advanced CBT Techniques: Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Mindful meditation practices for youth: relax your mind
- Cognitive processing therapy
- Decipher and manage “ambiguous situations”
- Collaborative empiricism: conducting real-life experiments
- Exposure therapy for behavioral activation and social skill development
- ”Acceptance & Commitment Therapy”: know and be yourself
- Coping plans for stressful situations
Parent Involvement Strategies: Build a Therapeutic Alliance with Families
- Don’t jeopardize your relationship with the client
- Involve parents in:
- Initial evaluation
- Treatment planning
- Case conceptualization
- Treatment sessions
- Homework assignments
- Enhance family communication and problem solving skills
- ”Win-Win” solutions for parents and teens
How to Handle Crisis Situations: Self-Harm and Suicide Prevention
- Conduct a behavioral chain analysis
- Self-harm trigger situations
- Validate reasons for self-harm and suicide
- Use distress tolerance and “Third Wave” CBT skills to manage a crisis
- Coping cards for crisis situations
- Develop a CBT skills based suicide prevention safety plan
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