At Laurel Heights Hospital, we believe in supporting the communities we serve. Our presence and participation at local community-oriented events help spread awareness of important behavioral health-related issues and garners community support for our endeavors. Please join us.
The Facts on Trauma and Autism and Their Impact on Children and Families
FRIDAY AUGUST 14, 2020: 2 CEU’s
“Clinical Techniques for Working with Adolescents and Adults on the Autism Spectrum”
2:00 PM—4:00 PM
Presented by Thomas Walsh, MSW, LISW-CP
This training will discuss some of the myths and stereotypes regarding Autism spectrum disorder, how to distinguish ASD from other diagnoses with similar traits, how to recognize common traits (vs diagnostic criteria), how to help your client in a clinical (therapy) setting, and finally how to setup your office in a way that presents for optimal rapport and therapeutic opportunity.
SATURDAY AUGUST 15, 2020: 5 CEU’s
“Trauma, A Growing Epidemic in Families: The Need for Treatment and Healing”
9:00 AM—3:30 PM (breaks included)
Presented by Dr. Lucy R. Cannon, LCSW, CCDP-D, MATS
Once upon a time, we as a society did not have to see or hear about trauma events because of a lack of technology. Today, we have the capabilities to see trauma scenes from our own personal experiences with trauma to seeing it played out in our world through television, radio, newspaper, cell phones, YouTube, and other forms of media because of the continuous advancement of technology. Victims of trauma are oftentimes mentally and emotionally devastated over various types of trauma events. Mental health professionals have spent a great deal of time providing treatment for victims of trauma with limited inclusion of family members. This workshop will assist healthcare professionals in helping individuals and family members work through trauma and help them develop effective coping skills.
Laurel Heights Hospital’s professional staff are ready to help find the best treatment options for your child. Call 404-888-5475 for a no-cost, confidential assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.