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General PCS Training Information

Understanding and Working Effectively with Resistance in Families

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (4 APA CE Credits)
PCS Headquarters, Lebanon PA

 

This course is designed to challenge practitioner notions about “difficult clients” by expanding their view of treatment resistance and refocusing them in practical and productive ways. This trai...Read More


 

This course is designed to assist mental health workers with enhancing their knowledge of high-functioning Autism.  This course will discuss recognizing the deficits, assessing the function of the defic...Read More

Cooperative Parenting and Divorce, Part 2

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (3 APA CE Credits)
PCS Headquarters, Lebanon PA

 

This 2 part course is designed to provide practical strategies for helping divorced parents to cooperatively coparent. Participants may attend one or both of these trainings.

Intensive Verbal Behavior Training for Children, Part 1

8:15 AM - 4:15 PM (8 APA CE Credits)
PCS Headquarters, Lebanon PA

 

This course is designed to provide mental health workers with knowledge regarding Verbal Behavior Programs as strategy for developing communication, socialization, and behavioral skills for children with aut...Read More

Intensive Verbal Behavior Training for Children, Part 2

8:15 AM - 4:15 PM (8 APA CE Credits)
PCS Headquarters, Lebanon PA

 

** Participants must have attended part I of this training in order to attend part II. This course is designed to provide mental health workers with knowledge regarding Verbal Behavior Programs as strategy f...Read More

Functional Behavior Assessment I (FBA I)

8:15 AM - 4:15 PM (8 BSL CE Credits)
PCS Headquarters, Lebanon PA

 

This training is a two-part video course provided by the state and facilitated by a PCS trainer to train mental health professionals in the area of conducting effective functional behavior assessments with c...Read More

Functional Behavior Assessment II (FBA II)

8:15 AM - 4:15 PM (8 BSL CE Credits)
PCS Headquarters, Lebanon PA

 

This training is the second part of a two-part video course provided by the state and facilitated by a PCS trainer to train mental health professionals in the area of conducting effective functional behavior...Read More

Defiant Children, Part 1

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (3 APA CE Credits)
PCS Headquarters, Lebanon PA

 

Clinicians may attend 1 or both seminars of this two part course.

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Defiant Children, Part 2

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (3 APA CE Credits)
PCS Headquarters, Lebanon PA

 

Clinicians may attend 1 or both seminars of this two part course.

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Creating Behavioral Change that Lasts

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (6 APA CE Credits)
PCS Headquarters, Lebanon PA

 

This training was designed to provide both masters and bachelors level clinicians with strategies to support families in successfully achieving positive behavioral change more quickly in treatment, maintain ...Read More

Motivational Interviewing - Overview

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (4 APA CE Credits)
PCS Headquarters, Lebanon PA

 

This course is designed to provide an overview of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and to enhance the mental health service provider's understanding of how Motivational Interview theory and principles underlyi...Read More

Combined Enigma of Adolescence and Autism

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (4 APA CE Credits)
PCS Headquarters, Lebanon PA

 

This course is designed to assist mental health workers with enhancing their knowledge of high-functioning Autism. This course will discuss recognizing deficits, options for after secondary education, as wel...Read More

OCD in Adolescents, Part 1

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (3 APA CE Credits)
PCS Headquarters, Lebanon PA

 

Participants may attend 1 or both of seminars in this two part course.

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (6 APA CE Credits)
PCS Headquarters, Lebanon PA

 

This workshop will provide a broad overview of theoretical orientations that can be implemented by clinicians conducting couples psychotherapy. This training will review specific interventions that are usefu...Read More

OCD in Adolescents, Part 2

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (3 APA CE Credits)
PCS Headquarters, Lebanon PA

 

Participants may attend 1 or both seminars in this two part course.

  • This 2 part course describes how to c...Read More

Why? A Values-Based Approach to Treatment through the Use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (6 APA CE Credits)
PCS Headquarters, Lebanon PA

 

In recent years, a cultural shift has occurred, which resulted in a greater focus on “How” to treat different disorders. Evidence-based practice has allowed us to further our knowledge and skills...Read More

Why Snake Oil Sells--Fads in Autism Treatment

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (7 APA CE Credits)
PCS Headquarters, Lebanon PA

 

The diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) is at an all-time high (CDC, 2014) and to date, there is no known cure for autism. In turn, these facts have opened the field of autism treatment up to a ple...Read More

Motivational Interviewing - Beyond The Basics

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (4 APA CE Credits)
PCS Headquarters, Lebanon PA

 

This course is designed as a follow up to the Motivational Interviewing, Basics Course, but would also be appropriate for behavioral health providers who already have a basic understanding of Motivational In...Read More

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (4 APA CE Credits)
PCS Headquarters, Lebanon PA

 

This training is designed to give an overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), including the theory and history behind this treatment model. We will describe what is included in a DBT Program and revie...Read More

Working with Children Who Have a Trauma History

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (4 APA CE Credits)
PCS Headquarters, Lebanon PA

 
Working With Children Who Have a Trauma History Children who experience any type of trauma often exhibit a variety of emotional responses, such as anger, anxiety, hypervigilance, depression, or emotional numbin...Read More

Postpartum Mood Disorders

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (6 APA CE Credits)
PCS Headquarters, Lebanon PA

 
This training is designed to bridge the gap between individuals’ struggling with postpartum mood disorders and their treatment providers. Early postpartum weeks and months can lead to a variety of different c...Read More

Discrete Trial Instruction, Incidental Teaching and Child Play

8:15 AM - 4:15 PM (8 APA CE Credits)
PCS Headquarters, Lebanon PA

 

Many evidenced-based interventions exist to teach individuals diagnosed with Autism, including Discrete Trial Interventions (DTI). We will begin by reviewing the development of Discrete Trial Training (DTT) ...Read More

The World is My Stage -- Treating Children and Adolescents with Autism

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (6 APA CE Credits)
PCS Headquarters, Lebanon PA

 
This course is designed to strengthen mental health service providers' skills in delivering treatment to children, parents and families. This training, centers on learning about the various needs and issues of ...Read More