Add to calendar 2017-11-30 09:00:00 2017-11-30 11:00:00 America/Chicago Things You Might Not Know About DCFS: The Role of the Consulting Psychologist, New Initiatives, and Things You Might Not Know About DCFS: The Role of the Consulting Psycologist, New Initiatives, and Q/A November 30, 2017 (9:00AM-11:00PM) The Theraplay Institu Evanston, IL false YYYY/MM/DD
Where: The Theraplay Institute , 1840 Oak Ave. Suite 320, Evanston, IL 60201 (US).

Phone:  1-847-256-7334

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Instructor: Chrisy Schmidt, Psy.D.
 
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Things You Might Not Know About DCFS: The Role of the Consulting Psycologist, New Initiatives, and Q/A


November 30, 2017 (9:00AM-11:00PM)

The Theraplay Institute, Evanston, IL

Chrisy Schmidt, Psy.D., Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Consulting Psychologist

Fees
Free for Attachment Matters members (Click here to join!)
$15 for non-members 

EI Credits:
2.0 - Working with Families

Please join Dr. Schmidt to discuss new initiatives and programs underway at DCFS, including the Counselor Credentialing program, Therapuetic Foster Care, The Residential Monitoring Performance Management Initiative, and Continuity of Care Centers. Following a brief discussion of different programs, participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussion and ask questions relevant to their work with DCFS involved youth and families.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to describe the role of the DCFS consulting psychologists, including specific duties and services that may be of benefit to providers who work with DCFS-invloved youth and families
2. Participants will be able to describe at least one discussed DCFS program or initiative
3. Participants will be able to identify at least one way in which a DCFS Consulting Psychologist may be of benefit to the work they do, or to the work of the participant's agency or organization

Bio

Dr. Christine Schmidt is a clinical psychologist who has specific interest and expertise in working with youth and families impacted by pre- and post-natal trauma.  She began her postdoctoral career in 2001 at the Children’s Research Triangle (CRT), in Chicago, Illinois, where she received extensive training surrounding the assessment and treatment of children who have histories of prenatal substance exposure and complex trauma.  Over the course of her 16-year tenure at CRT, Dr. Schmidt lead the child adolescent psychology program, coordinated the student and postdoctoral training program, directed several foundation and national grants, and provided numerous local and national trainings regarding pre- and postnatal trauma.  Most recently, Dr. Schmidt has especially enjoyed co-directing a three year grant designed to help address the impact of secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma on legal professionals working with youth in the child welfare system.  In her current role as an Illinois Department of Children and Family Services consulting psychologist, Dr. Schmidt provides consultative psychological services to administrators, caseworkers, and other professionals involved in the state child welfare system.  Each summer, Dr. Schmidt and her two children, ages 8 and 11 years, appreciate the additional opportunity to help run a two-week overnight camp for children who have special needs, Camp SOAR.  

NOTE: This presentation meets the ethics requirements for social work license renewal

On the 4th Thursday of every month, The Theraplay® Institute (TTI) hosts a meeting of attachment-focused mental health professionals, educators, and healthcare providers. The group includes professionals who work in private practices, adoption agencies, nonprofits, hospitals, and schools.  Attachment Matters offers the opportunity to meet professionals with similar interests and gain valuable skills and information.  This meeting will be from 9-11AM at The Theraplay® Institute, 1840 Oak Ave, Suite 320, Evanston, IL, 60201.

For more information contact Allison Levine, LCSW, Clinical Coordinator at The Theraplay Institute at allison@theraplay.org or 847-256-7334.

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