This training fulfills the requirements for mental health professionals to obtain 2-3 hours of PA Dept. of Human Services (DHS) and professional board-approved Continuing Education on current Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting. Professionals will learn the role and responsibilities of Mandated Reporters to include time frames.
Identification of individuals at risk for death by suicide is a difficult task. This training will focus on the responsibilities of therapists to both assess and manage suicidality. Dr. Knauss will discuss interviewing techniques and assessment measures.
Self-care is a personal challenge and a professional mandate that every therapist must confront. Self-care is seldom taught in graduate school and too seldom discussed by professionals. There are many ways to promote self-care. This workshop will address self-care as an ethical imperative, the paradox of self-care, barriers to self-care, and research-informed methods of therapist self-care. Participants are invited to discuss their own self-care struggles and strategies as well as ethical dilemmas they have encountered.