Parenting in Place: Supporting Clients, Children, and Therapists while Socially Distancing

Jun 8–Jun 15, 2020 Mental Health

Parenting in Place: Supporting Clients, Children, and Therapists while Socially Distancing

Description

A MAHEC “Just in Time” Presentation – Get the credits you need, while empowering your practice!

Join Dr. Heather Ulrich as she reveals simple methods for helping clients sustain their sanity while simultaneously helping children thrive in a challenging environment. As a clinical psychologist and one of the nation’s most compelling presenters, Dr. Ulrich empowers both clinicians and lay people in the quest for presence, authenticity, and patience in parenting during crises. Whether you’re a therapist balancing your own boundaries as you assist others, a parent debating how to dialogue with your children, an educator, or an advocate, this program is for you!

Module One: Understanding the Narrative - How we talk about what is happening impacts our overall well-being
June 1, 2020
2.0 Credits


Language we use to describe experiences impacts our thoughts and feelings, while setting the stage for recovery. Research shows that Adverse Childhood Experiences [ACEs] are likely to psychologically and physically impact children throughout their lifespan. When communicating with children, it’s vital to share information in a developmentally appropriate manner while ensuring that adults are first clear on what is required. Dr. Heather Ulrich offers evidence-based, tried-and-true methods for creating optimal narratives and adjusting them to individual family needs. As a licensed psychologist and parent, she offers down-to-earth methods for communicating in a simple, honest, and age-appropriate manner.

Objective 1: Explain how the language we use to describe our experiences impacts our future, and our thoughts and feelings, while setting the stage for recovery;

Objective 2: Identify developmentally appropriate methods of talking to children about what is happening in their world;

Objective 3: Identify a healthy narrative for ourselves -- as therapists, parents, and as advocates -- to navigate and cope with new and current stressors in our lives, as an integral part of caring for others.


Module Two: Juggling It All - Adjusting to new roles and new demands in the family
June 8, 2020
2.0 Credits


[Includes 1 hour of ethics]

Stress and crises uniquely and predictably impact family systems. To survive and promote health, an understanding of roles is crucial, and healthy adaptation is vital. This module helps to identify new roles and demands within the family system, clarify therapeutic and ethical boundaries, and facilitate the application of evidence-based information to effectively cope with new demands.

Objective 1: Demonstrate the ability to identify new roles and demands being placed on each member of a family unit;

Objective 2: Identify therapeutic boundaries, abilities and ethical limits in facing current and new challenges;

Objective 3: Review practical, science-based information to support engagement in new roles while assisting families as they cope with new demands.


Module Three: Building Resilience and Coping Skills - How to learn from tough times and help children grow despite adversity
June 15, 2020
2.0 Credits


Dr. Ulrich explains the impact of adversity on childhood development, while sharing strategies to transform uncertainty into resilience. She offers practical methods to mitigate the long-term impact of adverse experiences, as parents, families, therapists, and advocates cope with multidimensional stressors during uncertain times.

Objective 1: Explain how adversity impacts childhood development and functioning;

Objective 2: Define what resiliency is and why it is valuable in mitigating the long-term impact of adverse experiences;

Objective 3: Review and discuss practical, science-based strategies which foster resilience in the face of the current multidimensional stressors.


Attend one, two, or all three modules!

About Dr. Ulrich: Heather Ulrich, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in the states of North Carolina and Delaware, with exceptional expertise in the fields of infant mental health, attachment, child development, family dynamics, relational neurobiology, trauma, and toxic stress. Dr. Ulrich has practiced in a wide variety of settings including academia, community mental health centers, private practice, and research-based programs. As a compelling and captivating speaker, Dr. Ulrich has presented practical, evidence-based information and clear solutions at national conferences for a wide variety of organizations. Currently, she has a successful practice providing telehealth-based therapy to families in Delaware and North Carolina. Dr. Ulrich also founded “Parent 911,” an online parent coaching and education organization serving families across the United States and around the world.



Target Audience

Mental health professionals, including substance abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, school counselors, and other professionals interested in this subject. Parents and child advocacy leaders also welcome!

Faculty

  • Heather Ulrich, PhD

Sessions

Module Two: Juggling It All
6/8 9:00 AM–11:00 AM
Module Three: Building Resilience and Coping Skills
6/15 9:00 AM–11:00 AM

Credits

Module Two: Juggling It All
  • .200 CEU

    The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.2 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

  • 2.000 Contact Hours

    MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 2.0 Contact Hours.

  • 2.000 NBCC Hours


    Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5514. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MAHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 2.0 hours

  • 2.000 NAADAC

    This course has been approved by MAHEC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #165445. MAHEC is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Approved for 2.0 hours.

  • 2.000 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists

    MAHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved Provider of Category A Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists. Approved for 2.0 hours Category A.

  • Module Three: Building Resilience and Coping Skills
  • .200 CEU

    The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.2 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

  • 2.000 Contact Hours

    MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 2.0 Contact Hours.

  • 2.000 NBCC Hours


    Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5514. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MAHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 2.0 hours

  • 2.000 NAADAC

    This course has been approved by MAHEC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #165445. MAHEC is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Approved for 2.0 hours.

  • 2.000 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists

    MAHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved Provider of Category A Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists. Approved for 2.0 hours Category A.

  • Fees

    $39.00 Early Registration Fee - Module 2
    Applies 4/14/20–6/1/20
    $39.00 Early Registration Fee - Module 3
    Applies 4/14/20–6/8/20
    $114.00 Registration Fee - All Modules
    Applies 5/26/20–5/31/20
    $54.00 Registration Fee - Module 1
    Applies 5/26/20–5/31/20
    $54.00 Registration Fee - Module 2
    Applies 6/2/20–6/7/20
    $54.00 Registration Fee - Module 3
    Applies 6/9/20–6/14/20
    FREE Registration Fee - MAHEC Employees (Free, but must register to attend)
    Applies 4/14/20–6/14/20
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