Strategies and Interventions for Working with Families and Children with Special Needs: A Clinical Model

Implementing family-centered treatment with parents who have children with special needs is a multilayered process that involves child, parent and family functioning. This workshop will focus on the therapeutic strategies and interventions that promote meaningful outcomes. The process of change involves parent competencies which influence the quality of parent-child interactions and child behavior and development.  When therapists embrace family-centered principles they respect parents as partners in the therapeutic process and they function as coaches to promote active problem solving and the seamless integration of therapeutic strategies into everyday life.

Judy Grossman, DrPH, OTR is Associate Director of Ackerman’s Center for the Developing Child and Family and Director of Ackerman’s Resilient Families:  Children with Special Needs Project. In addition to her family therapy practice, Dr. Grossman is adjunct faculty at NYU’s Department of Occupational Therapy; public health and special education consultant and policy analyst; and creator of the Personal Best prevention program for parents.

Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tuition: $140
CE Contact Hours: 5

If you are an Ackerman alumni of the Externship or current Ackerman student, please contact the Training Department to register.

Damaly Ferreira
212 879-4900, ext 111