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 (e.g., autism, ADHD, LD) is a multilayered process that involves child, parent and family functioning.

This workshop will focus on therapeutic interventions that promote meaningful outcomes. The parents’ perspective will be shared by a panel of parents discussing their emotional journey from sorrow to transformation. 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 as they 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; public health and special education consultant and policy analyst; and creator of the Personal Best prevention program for parents with young children.

Project Faculty will present case studies: Judi Aronowitz, RN, LCSW, Sara Goldsmith, NCSP; Elissa Kirtzman, LCSW; Tracy Ross, LCSW.

Date / Time:

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
9:00 am–3:00 pm

Continuing Education:

5 CE Contact Hours

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Tuition $140.00 (USD)  

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Alumni of the Ackerman Externship Program and all current Ackerman trainees are eligible for discounted workshop tuition. Please contact the Training Department to register.

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