Childhood Disorders – Causes, Symptoms, Misdiagnosis and Psychotherapeutic Treatment Modalities
Take the CourseChildhood Disorders – Causes, Symptoms, Misdiagnosis and Psychotherapeutic Treatment Modalities
Start Date15 January 2024
End Date31 December 2024
The Childhood Disorders – Causes, Symptoms, Misdiagnosis and Psychotherapeutic Treatment Modalities online workshop equips educators, social workers and mental health practitioners with knowledge to recognise and understand childhood psychological disorders.
The CPD workshop assists practitioners with insight into psychopathology within childhood development, causes, prevention and management of unique factors involved in the South African context.
Is this workshop for you?
This online workshop is for you if you are an educator, social worker or mental health practitioner.
Dates and Registration
Class of 2024: on demand
Participants can register at any time and move through the workshop content within 5 days. Watch the live workshop recording and complete the online journal articles and multiple-choice questionnaire.
This CPD workshop has been designed for educators, social workers and mental health practitioners to recognise and understand childhood psychological disorders. Once you have completed the course, you will receive a digital certificate of completion.
The certificate serves as evidence of your new skills and knowledge and can be used to demonstrate your commitment to professional development.
Attend a live online session, or watch the recording, and complete an online reading and assessment.
HPCSA registered professionals will receive 3 CPD points [3 CEU Continuing Education Units points] upon successful completion of the workshop.
Introduction: Introduction of topic overview of workshop
Back to Basics: Psychopathology within the context of childhood development
- Classifying abnormal behaviour & psychopathology
- Overview of development
- Abnormalities within development and behaviour in childhood
Symptom Sorter: Clinical presentation of childhood psychological disorders
- DSM-V classification
- Transdiagnostic approach
Puzzling Problems: Integrated reframing of aetiology
- Bio-Psycho-Social Factors
- RSA context
- Risk factors & Illness Trajectory
Managing the Mahem: Prevention and management of childhood disorders
- Clinical staging and interventions
- Ecosystemic perspective
- Practical tools and intervention strategies
- Prevention for a lifetime
By the end of the workshop practitioners will:
- Have an understanding of psychopathology within the context of childhood development.
- Have knowledge of the various psychological disorders, and their clinical presentation with specific focus on depressive, anxiety and trauma related disorders in childhood.
- Develop awareness of new trends in diagnosis and illness progression.
- Develop insight as to the aetiology of childhood disorders within a biopsychosocial model, considering unique factors associated with the South African context.
Develop insights as to the prevention and management of childhood disorders from an ecosystemic perspective, with practical consideration at micro- and meso- level intervention.
Dr. Genevieve Da Silva is passionate about children, understanding their uniqueness and encouraging them to reach their full potential. She holds a Doctorate in Psychology of Education from the UNISA, after completing her B.Psych (Educational Psychology) and M. Ed (Guidance and Counselling) degrees.
She consults as a private practitioner and lectures contractually for both SACAP and UWC. She develops and presents training workshops for parents, educators, mental health practitioners and is actively involved in community work relating to children, families and education.
Understand childhood disorders prevalent in South Africa.
Gain insight into childhood psychopathology, its causes and unique factors involved in the South African context.
Explore the prevention and management of childhood disorders.