CE Credits: 1.50
Speaker(s): Kathleen C. Laundy, PsyD
Participants will be introduced to the value of systemic training as it relates to special education. Participants will learn about individual, family, school, community and cultural influences that can affect students with special needs over time. A model called the Longitudinal Overview of Growth in Systems (LOGs) will be employed to help guide assessment and understanding of the wide range of services that MFTs can provide to administrators, teachers, students and families in schools. Systems trained therapists provide a context-rich set of services to special education school teams, and can offer continuity to schools, students and their families across time. Early systems-based support can more comprehensively identify students in need, build needed social and emotional services to boost student resiliency, and can prevent out-of-district placements and other costly outcomes.