Early Childhood Diagnosis
Presented by: Alexandria Fields MSW, LISW-S, DBTC
Training presented through Zoom as an online Webinar.
This training will be LIVE (requiring participation) which means it will count as in person for CEUs. You will receive an email with the link to join prior to the training start time.
To avoid entering into a dual relationship, we are currently unable to host any current or past clients in our trainings. If you are currently, or have ever been in the past, a client of Compass Point you will be unable to register for our trainings. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Diagnosing children with mental disorders has its own level of taboo associated with it. Furthermore,
discerning the difference between a diagnosable mental health disorder in a child vs and adult can have
its challenges. This training will provide clinicians with basic understanding of healthy child
development and cultural issues that are typical; and, will show clinicians when childhood behaviors
cross over into a clinically significant disorder.
Training Level: introductory
1. Explain the manner in which mental health diagnoses present themselves in children aged 0-12
2. Describe the diagnostic differences as they related to developmental age changes
3. Analyze the different ways to diagnose using each diagnostic manual
4. Demonstrate increased foundational knowledge related to child psychosocial development
9:00-9:30 Risk Factors
9:30-10:00 Healthy Childhood Development
10:00-10:15 Methods of diagnosing
10:30-11:30 Anxiety Disorders
11:30-12:00 Depressive Disorders
12:00-12:15 Trauma related disorders
12:15-12:30 Q&A, Evaluations
Infant Mental Health Journal
Help for Worried Kids by Cynthia Last
Parents Guide to Children with Depression by Rebecca Rutledge
Psychotherapy with Infants and Young Children by Lieberman and VanHorn