Webinar Series: Diagnosing & Treating Youth Mental Health Disorders

Join KVC Hospitals for a 3-part webinar series providing FREE CEUs. You can sign up to attend one, two, or all three webinars. You will receive 1 CEU for each webinar you attend as they are each one hour in duration. Our mental health experts will discuss how to define and understand depression, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), each disorder’s treatment approaches, and review case studies.

These CEUs are approved by the Kansas & Missouri State Committees of Social Workers and can be used by any profession that recognizes State Committee for Social Worker approved CEUs.

mental health webinarWebinar 1 – Depression: Diagnosis, Care and Treatment

Tuesday, April 19 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. CDT

Over the past two years, youth have experienced significant changes to their lives, and we have seen an increase in youth needing acute mental health treatment. As children and teens try to adapt to all the changes in their environment, peer support levels, and daily routines, many have struggled to cope with feelings of loneliness, sadness, and hopelessness. In this training, we will provide information about how children experience depression and offer insights into the clinical care for depression symptoms, including psychotropic medication management.

In this training, you will learn:

  • How to define and understand depression diagnosis in youth, including symptoms
  • Treatment approaches for children and teens, including the use of psychiatric medications
  • How these treatment interventions and tools have been helpful in clinical care in a case study

Presenters:

Dr. Jyotsna Adma, M.D., Medical Director – Psychiatry ServicesSara Schlagel, LSCSW, LCSW, Director of Program and Staff DevelopmentLindsey Stephenson, LSCSW, KVC Missouri President

 

 

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mental health webinarWebinar 2 – Anxiety: Diagnosis, Care and Treatment

Wednesday, April 27 from 12 p.m.  – 1 p.m. CDT

There has been an uptick in the diagnosis of anxiety-related disorders in children and teens in recent years. This has led to the need for more creative and innovative ways to engage with and treat youth while cultivating an environment of safety that allows them to work through fears and establish healing spaces. In this training, we will share insights and techniques from our experiences providing care to youth who are struggling with anxiety related to trauma exposure and identify treatment strategies we have found successful.

In this training, you will learn:

  • How to define and understand anxiety diagnosis in youth, including symptoms
  • Treatment approaches for children and teens, including the use of psychiatric medications
  • How these treatment interventions and tools have been helpful in clinical care in a case study

Presenters:

Dr. Jyotsna Adma, M.D., Medical Director – Psychiatry ServicesBrittany Broeckelman, LSCSW, KVC Hospitals Kansas City Clinical DirectorSara Schlagel, LSCSW, LCSW, Director of Program and Staff Development

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mental health webinarWebinar 3 – ADHD: Diagnosis, Misdiagnosis, Care and Treatment

Wednesday, May 4 from 12 p.m.  – 1 p.m. CDT

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common diagnosis youth share. However, one important question always persists: As medical and psychiatric professionals, how can we be sure that what we are observing are the symptoms of ADHD and not a youth experiencing a trauma response? In this training, we will discuss the difference in symptoms and behaviors for ADHD and trauma response and the implications in a child’s treatment plan. We will identify common medications and behavioral interventions, as well as review the wide variety of symptoms and commonly overlooked presentations of this disorder.

In this training, you will learn:

  • How to define and understand ADHD diagnosis in youth, including symptoms
  • Treatment approaches for children and teens, including the use of psychiatric medications
  • How to differentiate between the symptoms of ADHD and a trauma response to avoid misdiagnosis
  • How these treatment interventions and tools have been helpful in clinical care in a case study

Presenters:

Dr. Jyotsna Adma, M.D., Medical Director – Psychiatry Services mental health webinarAnnmarie Arensberg, LCSW, LSCSW, Director of Clinical Operations mental health webinarSara Schlagel, LSCSW, LCSW, Director of Program and Staff Development mental health webinar

 

 

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For questions or if you’re having an issue registering, please reach out to us at hospitals@kvc.org