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The Child Whisperer: Treating Selective Mutism Through Play Therapy and CBT
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Dr. Steven Kurtz
Dr. Steven Kurtz, PhD, ABPP
Child & Selective Mutism Expert
PCIT-SM Creator & Trainer

Steven Kurtz, PhD, ABPP is an internationally recognized and leading clinician in the treatment of children’s behavioral problems and disor... Show More

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Via recorded webinar
Course Description:
Note: Course can be purchased now on pre-order sale price and video will be sent to you on October 27, 2021 after the live event.

Selective Mutism (SM) is a highly impairing child anxiety disorder preventing affected children from meaningfully participating in life to the fullest. Their voices are not heard and they can't advocate for themselves in school, with peer and in many other settings. 

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Adapted for Selective Mutism (PCIT-SM) is a research-tested behavioral play therapy that improves verbal and non-verbal participation and reduces parental over-accommodation. Research in randomized trials shows that the outcomes are impressive and the gains persist and generalize to real world settings. This training will focus on treatment for ages 3 to 9.

Dr. Kurtz is the developer of the PCIT-SM protocol and is certified by PCIT International as a PCIT Global Trainer. This 3-hour training is filled with video exemplars of the techniques in action with free pointers and resources for many supplementary materials as well.

Play forms the basis and foundation on which the parent-child interactions and therapist-child interactions allow the child to move beyond their comfort zone to begin talking more outside of the home. Vygotsky's Zones of Proximal Development provides a conceptual basis on which we use play therapy as the vehicle to increase grit and successful behavioral exposures. 

The treatment has many interesting and unique characteristics including the fact that the parent and child are coached live – in real time – to shape new interaction patterns. The motto of Kurtz Psychology Consulting PC is changing interactions one at a time and no treatment captures this process better than PCIT and PCIT-SM. This robust treatment can be done either via telehealth or in person.
Original recording date: October 26, 2021
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Recall the theoretical foundations of PCIT-SM
  • List the key components of the PCIT-SM model including those for each phase of treatment (Client intake and assessment, Child Directed Interaction (CDI), and Verbal Directed Interaction (VDI).
  • Apply 3 play therapy and 3 CBT interventions to work with selective mutism
  • Utilized 3 key PCIT-SM assessment tools and create a sample exposure hierarchy
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    Bratton, S., & Ray, D. (2000). What the research shows about play therapy. International Journal of Play Therapy, 9(1), 47–88. https://doi.org/10.1037/h0089440 

    Bratton, S. C., Ray, D., Rhine, T., & Jones, L. (2005). The Efficacy of Play Therapy With Children: A Meta-Analytic Review of Treatment Outcomes. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 36(4), 376–390. https://doi.org/10.1037/0735-7028.36.4.376 

    Catchpole, R., Young, A., Baer, S., & Salih, T. (2019). Examining a novel, parent child interaction therapy-informed, behavioral treatment of selective mutism. Journal of anxiety disorders, 66, 102112.

    Cornacchio, D., Furr, J. M., Sanchez, A. L., Hong, N., Feinberg, L. K., Tenenbaum, R., ... & Comer, J. S. (2019). Intensive group behavioral treatment (IGBT) for children with selective mutism: A preliminary randomized clinical trial. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 87(8), 720.

    Cotter, A., Todd, M., & Brestan-Knight, E. (2018). Parent–child interaction therapy for children with selective mutism (PCIT-SM). In Handbook of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (pp. 113-128). Springer, Cham.

    Timmer, S. G., Urquiza, A. J., & Zone, S. R. (2015). Play therapy for oppositional/defiant children: Parent—child interaction therapy. In H. G. Kaduson & C. E. Schaefer (Eds.), Short-term play therapy for children (pp. 247–264). The Guilford Press. 
    CE Details:
    3 CE recorded webinar contact hour(s)
    Core Wellness, LLC 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 #SW-0569 and for mental health counselors, #MHC-0167. Note: Note: This course provides 3 contact hour(s) self-study credits. Core Wellness, LLC is authorized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for all programs. Our credits are accepted via reciprocity by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Board of Psychologists. Please verify with your board.

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    Completing the video and achieving a posttest score of 80% or above is required to receive CE award. Open material permitted and one can retest unlimited times. Upon passing, we will email you a completion certificate within one business day. If failed, we will email you a retest in the same timeframe.
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    Fee covers: Attendance, course material and CE award to those who successfully complete the course and pass the posttest. Registration is open indefinitely. Recordings, handouts and completion certificates are accessible for a guaranteed one year as long as your account is active. Full refund or equal exchange up to 14 days of purchase if you are not satisfied as long as a completion certificate was not issued. For further details, please see the FAQ section or contact us.
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    Financial Declarations:
    The presenter and Core Wellness hereby declare that no conflict of interest, competing interest, or commercial support for the CE program are present. Presenter receives compensation for program delivery and sales as well as sales of his/her personal books and products.

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