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Morris County Psychological Association: 5-12-21 Webinar
Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
Category: Affiliate Programs

You are invited to join us at our monthly zoom program:  Integrating Family Systems and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Pediatric Depression

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
9:30-10:30 a.m. (optional 9am “coffee and conversation”)
Where: zoom – address emailed prior to the event upon registration

1.0 CE Credits available 

Presented by: Mike Zito, PhD
Dr. Zito is a licensed psychologist who practices clinical, sport and performance psychology. He has two Family Systems book chapters and earned his PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Cost: $20 (non-MCPA members)  |  $10 (MCPA members)  |$0 students
CE Certificate Cost:  $15 for NJPA members  |  $25 for non-members  | Free for NJPA Sustaining Members (with code)

Please register online by Monday, May 10th 2021 at www.mcpanj.com. Contact: Nancy Sidhu at [email protected] if you have any questions or prefer not to register online.

Program Narrative:
This program will help participants understand the need to broaden assessment and intervention strategies to consider how family dynamics influence pediatric depression. Specifically, the role of enmeshment, family conflict, alliances, discordant parenting and poor individuation will be discussed. Methods to guide family members to promote anti-depression cognitive behavioral change will be addressed.

Learning Objectives: By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
1. Summarize the value of broadening clinical assessment and intervention by including a family systems component.
2. Recognize that family racial, ethnic, and cultural background needs to be included in assessment and intervention.
3. Assess healthy vs unhealthy family dynamics.
4. Explain how enmeshment, family conflict, alliances, discordant parenting, and poor individuation contribute to depressive symptom development
5. Provide guidance to the family member to promote anti-depression cognitive behavioral change.

This program is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and graduate students. It will be presented at an intermediate level, meant for those with some prior knowledge of the subject matter. The presenter does not have any commercial support and/ or conflict of interest for this program.

Anyone requesting accommodations as per Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Nancy Sidhu 14 days ahead of the zoom event.

NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA sponsored programs. No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared.

This program is co-sponsored by NJPA and the Morris County Psychological Association. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Refunds will be granted for cancellations more than 24 hours in advance of the event start time or due to technological difficulties with the zoom process.