Adelphi Institute for Parenting: Assessment and Diagnosis DC:0-3 (Albany)

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Date(s) - June 16
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Assessment and Diagnostic Thinking in Clinical Work
with Birth to Five Guided by the DC:0-3

Donna R. Weston, PhD

Thursday, June 16
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
*Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Sidney Albert Training Institute
at Parsons Child and Family Center
60 Academy Road,
Albany, NY

Social Work

Regular registration: $115
Early Registration (on or before May 20): $105

Participants will learn about the assessment framework embedded in the DC: 0-3R that emphasizes unique developmental and relational needs of infants/toddlers in the context of their families. This framework promotes a thorough assessment process that is a foundation for clinical formulation of the factors that are contributing to overall child functioning and capacity to successfully cope with the challenges of daily life. The multi-axial framework promotes diagnostic thinking that identifies contributions of constitutional (physical, health), medical/developmental, relational, psychosocial and functional social-emotional factors to clinical understanding of the child’s presentation of challenges and competencies. Integration of the data represented by the axes helps to establish a strong connection between diagnostic formulation and treatment planning.

Participants will learn about a reflective assessment practice model for clarifying diagnostic issues and treatment needs guided by the assessment framework embedded in the DC: 0-3R. Assessment procedures operationalize DC: 0-3R informed observation based strategies for examination of presenting problems to ground diagnostic thinking in essential questions about a child’s functional competencies, developmental progression and relationship context, deliberately including caregivers in a collaborative exploration.

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