Developmental Disorders and Other Pediatric Considerations
Presented by: Ioana Pal, PsyD
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
9:00am to 11:00am
(two contact hours)
The Guidance Center, 2nd Floor Training Room
1301 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813
CONTENT OF TRAINING
Developmental disorders encompass many factors and a constellation of symptoms. Regardless of theory or theorist, development is about progress, growth, moving through or moving up. This can occur in a step-like progression or be circular. Developmental difficulties and ultimately disorders are labeled as such when a range of conditions and circumstances affect mood, thoughts and behaviors. Interruption in “normal” or “typical” development in childhood, regression or other problems can lead to a disorder.
This training is meant as an overview of “typical” development, brief introduction to some genetic conditions, developmental disorders, current treatments and therapies, and case studies. Time will be spent discussing managed care and other barriers to treatment. Discussion will also focus on co-occuring diagnoses, the school process and cultural factors.
- List and explain developmental disorders
- Discuss family dynamics, parenting and cultural factors as they impact development
- Demonstrate increased knowledge about genetic disorders and Fragile X Syndrome
- Explain the 504 Plan or IEP process to parents and other professionals
- Utilize best treatment options for improved overall functioning
- Determine when genetic testing is warranted and collaborate with other providers for best care
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and clinical social workers who want to develop and understanding of developmental and genetic disorders and how those will impact mental health care. Unlicensed and trainees are also welcome to attend though program content will be at the postdoctoral/post-licensure level.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Dr. Ioana Pal is a licensed psychologist with over fifteen years of behavioral health and psychological assessment experience in various settings with diverse populations. She is currently a Clinical Psychologist at the Stramski Children’s Developmental Center at Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Long Beach where she conducts psychological and zneuropsychological assessments, assists with IEP planning, and collaborates with school personnel. She has presented on a variety of mental health and developmental disabilities topics during hospital grand rounds.
The Guidance Center is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Guidance Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) accepts programs offered by approved APA sponsors of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed clinical social workers.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
There is no commercial support for this CE program or instructor. There are no known conflicts of interest.
For additional questions regarding this training, please contact the program administrator, Dawn Vo-Jutabha, Ph.D. at email@example.com.