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Evidence Based Assessment for Psychological Disorders in Children: A Focus on Trauma and PTSD

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This intermediate level workshop presents evidenced based practices for assessment of psychological disorders in children, with a primary emphasis on assessment of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Semi-structured interviews, disorder specific assessment measures, and patient self-report measures that are known to be highly reliable and valid for diagnosis will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Describe guidelines for assessment of psychological disorders in children
  • Discuss utilization of evidence-based measures of psychological assessment such as, the M.I.N.I. Kid, the CPSS-5, and the CPTAS
  • Explain the clinical presentation of PTSD in children and adolescents
  • Discuss the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for PTSD
  • Describe best practices for assessing trauma and PTSD in children
  • Discuss implementation of standard procedures for administration and scoring conventions for assessing PTSD in children utilizing the CPSS-5
  • Discuss evidence based treatment for PTSD in children and adolescents
Intended Audience: 

Providers from Intensive Outpatient Programs, Outpatient Programs Intensive Case Management

  • Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors
  • Clinical Supervisors/Program Managers
  • ICM Adult Case managers
  • Evaluators and Screeners


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Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend entire presentation and complete a course evaluation in order to receive credits