Date: October 15, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:  Show map WJCS Hartdale
141 North Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY 10530
Contact: John Alterman
Phone: 914-949-6761 x474
Email: [email protected]


Dates: 10/15/18 & 10/22/18 

Time: 9:00-11:00 AM

Enrollment Limited: 16                    Contact Hours: 4                   CEU’s: 4                   

Problem solving therapy (PST) is an evidence-based, brief treatment for major depression, minor depression, dysthymia, and mood disturbance in adults. It has also shown to be effective in improving symptoms of schizophrenia, autism, ADHD, ODD, self-harming behaviors, substance abuse, cognitively impaired elders, and medical problems. Although created initially for use in primary care settings, PST is also ideal for use in settings where time is limited, providers are not mental health specialists, and for patients who are seeking quick resolution to their problems and symptoms.

Method:  Live In Person. Lecture; discussion.

Learning Objectives:

Drawing from the work of Mark T. Hegel, Ph.D. and Patricia A. Arean, Ph.D., participants will:

  1. Describe the theoretical and scientific basis for PST.
  2. Demonstrate the specific procedures of an introductory PST session.
  3. Describe the specific stages of a PST treatment session.
  4. Demonstrate the specific procedures of a PST treatment session.
  5. Learn how to assess their clients’ progress using research-based measures.

Instructor: Constance Douglas, LCSW; Melissa Merelas, LCSW

Location: 141 North Central Avenue, Hartsdale, NY

Cost: $200

Please note: When the course is a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours. Partial credit will not be awarded for a program, even a one-day program if all requirements are not completed at that time.

Westchester Jewish Community Services SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0067. 

Refund Policy: Refundable up to 2 weeks prior to start date.


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