Unlocking the Mystery of Selective Mutism: Evidence-Based Intervention for Therapists and Educators
Oct
26
9:30 AM09:30

Unlocking the Mystery of Selective Mutism: Evidence-Based Intervention for Therapists and Educators

Selective Mutism is a childhood anxiety disorder characterized by an ‘inability’ to speak in various social settings.  These children are able to speak at home and in settings where they are comfortable.  However, this anxiety significantly impacts the ability of the child to participate in both social and academic activities in the school environment.

 

Early identification and intervention is key in the treatment of Selective Mutism.  This workshop is based on scientifically-supported techniques of behavior intervention led by Dr. Aimee Kotrba, Licensed Psychologist and expert in the field of Selective Mutism.

 

Participants Will Learn:

 Identify and evaluate for Selective Mutism in the clinic and school

Learn what schools/parents can

do to help

Leave with a specific, evidence-

based intervention plan!

List actions for day-to-day management of anxiety

 Learn practical techniques for reducing anxiety

Develop special education plans for children with Selective Mutism

Identify appropriate social and academic expectations

Can’t make it to the workshop in Brighton? We are streaming a live webinar for non-local participants! Register online!

Aimee Kotrba, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist

www.selectivemutismtreatment.com

 

Expert in the Field of Selective Mutism, Internationally recognized speaker

Workshop cost = $169 (reduced price of $50 for graduate students); includes informational packet and snacks.

6.0 CE credits are available for Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Counselors

Register online here or at www.selectivemutismtreatment.com/professional-workshops or call (810) 225-3417. Hurry, space is very limited! Registration ends on Oct. 24 or when seating fills.  

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Jun
7
to Jun 21

Integrated Behavior Therapy for Selective Mutism

“INTEGRATED BEHAVIOR THERAPY FOR EXCLUSIVELY-ANXIOUS SELECTIVE MUTISM: A NONCONCURRENT MULTIPLE BASELINE DESIGN ACROSS FIVE PARTICIPANTS” 
 FAMILIES NEEDED
 The Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education at Michigan State University is looking for five young children and their families to participate in a study investigating the effectiveness and acceptability of Integrated Behavior Therapy for Selective Mutism (IBTSM). 
  IBTSM is an innovative approach to SM treatment that encourages children to overcome their fear of speaking through weekly therapy sessions and speaking exercises to be completed at home, in the community, or at school.  Caregivers play a key role in IBTSM as they will be facilitating a majority of these exercises.  
 
 
If you are the caregiver of a child who: 
 - is between the ages of 4 and 8 - presents with symptoms of selective mutism (SM) and anxiety when expected to speak to certain people - does not have a history of speech/language delays or oppositional behaviors  - is not receiving other psychosocial or medication treatment for these symptoms
 your family may be eligible.  
 The study will consist of weekly one-hour sessions over the course of 16 weeks.  Treatment sessions will be conducted by a licensed graduate student intern who has been trained in behavioral therapy for treating SM.  All fees have been waived for participating families and insurance will not be billed. Families will be compensated $200 for their involvement, for some travel fees, and for rewards to support therapy.   
 To express interest or receive additional information, please contact the study coordinator: Allison Siroky at sirokyal@msu.edu

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Selective Mutism One-Day Workshop!
Oct
27
9:30 AM09:30

Selective Mutism One-Day Workshop!

Please join me for an intensive, information-rich workshop on the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of Selective Mutism! Leave with effective treatment plans and interventions for immediate use in the school and clinical settings!

Selective Mutism is a childhood anxiety disorder characterized by a child’s ‘inability’ to speak in various social settings. These children are able to speak at home and in settings where they are comfortable, secure, and relaxed.  However, this anxiety significantly impacts the ability of the child to participate in both social and academic activities in the school environment.

Early identification and intervention is key in the treatment of Selective Mutism and Social Phobia.  This workshop is based on scientifically-supported techniques of behavior modification led by Dr. Aimee Kotrba, Licensed Pediatric Psychologist, internationally-recognized speaker, and expert in the field of Selective Mutism.

Who Should Attend?

Speech/Language Pathologists 

School Psychologists

School Administrators 

Social Workers

Psychologists/Mental Health Professionals 

Special Education Directors

Special Education Teachers 

Classroom Teachers

Concerned Parents

Day care/preschool teachers

Participants Will Learn:

  • How to identify and evaluate for Selective Mutism in the clinic and school setting

  • What schools/parents can do to help

  • Research-based behavioral interventions - participants will leave with a specific intervention plan!

  • Actions for day-to-day management of anxiety

  • Practical techniques for reducing anxiety

  • How to develop special education plans for children with Selective Mutism

  • Appropriate social and academic expectations

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