Preparing to Work with Youth in Our Continuum of Care: Going to Graduate School
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About the Event
Are you working hard on the line with our kids who are referred to us through our systems of care: child welfare, mental health, juvenile justice, and the school districts? Are you one of those folks, like I was, who is getting this great experience and wanting to consider going on to graduate school in this field? And, again, like I was, are you confused about which direction might be the best one for you? The wide variety of options can be overwhelming for child care workers, residential counselors, case managers, teaching assistants, and anyone else working with kids in foster care and at-risk kids who are thinking of returning to school at the graduate level. In this training, we will discuss the pros and cons of obtaining an MFT, LPCC, MSW, Ph.D., PsyD., M.D., etc. Making the right choice for you is important when investing the time and effort about how you will work with kids in our continuum of care in the future. Explore the wealth of information to help you make the right decision for you!
- Ability to describe some of the academic learning differences among a variety of disciplines (social work, psychology, psychiatry, etc.) and ways in which they might prepare one for providing services to youth in our systems of care.
- Identify a couple advantages/disadvantages of these disciplines and some of the pros and cons of the types of institutions that one might consider.
- Apply today’s learning in a way that will allow you to present your current experience with kids and families in a manner that will make you more competitive to graduate school programs.
9:45 Sign In
10:00 - 11:45 Section I: Describing/reviewing the differences between disciplines: myths and realitites!
11:45 - 12:00 BREAK (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
12:00 - 1:00 Section II: What do you want: small group break-out discussions.
1:00 - 1:30 Lunch (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
1:30 - 2:30 Section III: The pros and cons of these disciplines and of the kinds of university settings that one might be considering: things that many do not know!
2:30 - 2:45 BREAK (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
2:45 - 3:50 Section IV: Questions and answers/group discussions regarding this idea of going to graduate school in order to better serve youth and their families!
3:50 - 4:00 Closing and Course Evaluations
This course meets the qualifications for (5.5) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.
Location: Fred Finch Training Center
**Please note that we provide trainings to Alameda County providers, so providers from other counties may be put on a waitlist until there are enough Alameda County participants.**