Telehealth with Children and Very Young Children

Telehealth with Children and Very Young Children

Join us for a Live Webinar on October 8, 2021 from 1-2:30 pm EST
1.5 CE Credits available for Counselors, MFTs, SW and Psychologists
1.0 CE Credit available for Play Therapists

The goal of this training is for participants to integrate developmental theories and play therapy models into providing telehealth services to children between the ages of 0 and 12, including collaborative work with parents and caregivers. The training will provide opportunities for participants to explore some of these telehealth and virtual play therapy tools. The training will also integrate telehealth and tele-play therapy adaptations of some culturally-adapted interventions in working with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) children and their families. Finally, the training will culminate in the participants’ development of a tentative plan on how to further learn about and implement telehealth children-focused intervention tools in their individual clinical practice and/or behavioral health programs.

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Ritchie Rubio

Dr. Rubio has and works as a clinical child psychologist, play and expressive arts therapist, researcher-storyteller, program evaluator, statistical consultant, data analyst, telehealth trainer/consultant, and associate professor/lecturer in a variety of clinical and academic settings including public health systems, universities, pediatric hospitals, community mental health settings, schools, and research institutes in three countries: the Philippines, U.S.A., and New Zealand. He moved from the Philippines at the age of 25, completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a Child and Family emphasis from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) through a Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program (IFP) grant. He is currently the Director of Practice Improvement and Analytics of the Children, Youth, and Families System of Care (CYF-SOC) Behavioral Health Services (BHS) at the San Francisco Department of Public Health in California, USA. In that role, he plans and coordinates a clinical practice improvement and evaluation program focused on identifying best trauma-informed and diversity-responsive practices; and utilizing implementation science to design and strengthen clinical assessment and interventions. He is also an adjunct Associate Professor at the Counseling Psychology programs of the University of San Francisco and the Berkeley Wright Institute. He teaches courses such as Research and Statistics; Crisis and Trauma Counseling; Neuroscience; Child and Adolescent Counseling; Family Violence and Protection; Individual, and Family Development; and Clinical Assessment and Measures. His clinical work was/is primarily with immigrant and multicultural children/youth and their families. He mostly integrates psychodynamic, attachment, family systems, multicultural, expressive arts, play therapy, and CBT orientations.