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  • Brandi Burque, PhD, is a San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) Psychologist. She has worked with local and federal law enforcement and military personnel since 2005. In her current position as a SAPD Psychologist, Dr. Burque provides individual, marital and family therapy for police officers and their families.

    In this 5-part video series, Dr. Burque presents “Addressing School Violence: Case Studies of School Aged Mass Shooters.” In this presentation, Dr. Burque outlines how to:

    • Identify the risk and protective factors associated with school violence.
    • Identify the variables involved in specific case studies that contributed to violent behavior.
    • Discuss how media and technology impact the social variables that contribute to violence in schools.
    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on January 22, 2016.
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  • Dana Tiller, LPC, gives teachers and parents advice on how to help kids diagnosed with ADHD succeed in the classroom. She explains what's going on in the ADHD brain, what ADHD behaviors look like in school, and gives tips for dealing with impulsivity and non-compliance in the classroom.

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  • Neuropsychology studies the structure and function of the brain as they relate to specific psychological processes and behaviors. In this 9-part video series, Rowland Folensbee, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in private practice working with children, adolescents, and adults, explains thinking in neuroscience terms. He defines The Big Picture in neuropsychology and how to incorporate in treatment. His presentation outlines:

    • A neuropsychologically based model of how information is taken in, processed, and translated into behavior by psychotherapy clients.
    • How brain systems related to implicit/explicit memory, arousal, anxiety, emotion, and neural networks established by previous patterns of experience influence therapy processes.
    • Specific strategies for discussing with clients in basic terms the neuroscience foundations of multiple specific behavioral difficulties, thereby facilitating client participation in psychotherapy.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on February 17, 2012.

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  • Ariel De LLanos, MD, psychiatrist and the owner and president of Focus & Balance LLC, is the guest speaker for the Clarity Child Guidance Center January 2015 community presentation. The topic of his presentation is "ATTENTION: How ADHD Can Affect Children at School and at Home."

    This engaging 5-part series provides viewers with information on:

    • The implications of ADHD
    • The treatment of ADHD, and
    • Comorbidity associated with ADHD

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on January 16, 2015.

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  • Steven Gonzalez, PhD, BCBA-D, LCDC-I, Clinical Director for the South Texas Behavioral Institute, Lead Faculty Psychology Chair for the University of Phoenix, San Antonio campus and graduate school professor for Kaplan University’s Applied Behavior Analysis graduate program presents “Autism and Aggression: Strategies for Success.” This 5-part video series, recorded during claritycon2014, presents some of the challenges that may be present in working with an individual who has autism, provides fundamentals for the treatment of aggression and discusses how to incorporate alternative behaviors.

    The objectives for this 5-part series include how to:

    • Recognize aggression from a behavioral analytic perspective.
    • Understand multiple interventions to successfully defuse aggression.
    • Incorporate replacement behavior for aggression.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted Dr. Gonzalez at claritycon2014 on June 12, 2014.

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  • Parents sometimes just don't know what to do when their child is angry, aggressive, oppositional or sad. These are the difficult behaviors that challenge people's parenting skills.

    For our latest on-demand video, Thomas Matthews, MD, Clarity CGC outpatient medical director, helps parents and mental health professionals better understand what's behind those difficult behaviors. This 3-part series covers the following:

    • Why bad behavior?
    • The role of parent/child temperament
    • Causes and treatment for common difficult behaviors
    • Tips for behavior management
    • Disaster counseling tips for handling a crisis situation

    This recording is from a community presentation Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted on August 20, 2010.

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  • In this on-demand video series, Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents, Soad Michelsen, MD, child and adolescent psychiatrist at Clarity CGC, reviews the difference between children with bipolar disorder and those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This 7-part series provides information to assist mental health professionals with identification and effective treatment methods, as well as:

    • Clarifying how child psychiatrists determine the correct diagnosis for children.
    • Appropriate combinations of therapies and accommodations at home and school.
    • Judicious use of correct medications to alleviate the most problematic symptoms for the child.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on July 27, 2012.

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  • Jeannie Von Stultz, PhD, psychologist and Director of Mental Health Services for Bexar County Juvenile Probation, explains how and why adolescents think differently. For this 3-part series, Dr. Von Stultz discusses the following:

    • Emotional recognition
    • Development of physiological, emotional and cognitive brain centers
    • Brain growth spurts
    • White vs. grey matter
    • Executive functioning
    • How brain development affects behavior and decision-making
    • Challenges to development (e.g., trauma, mental health, substance use)
    • Building resiliency

    This recording is from a community presentation Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted on April 22, 2010.

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  • In this on-demand video series, Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up, Ellen B. Braaten, PhD., (APA, APS, Harvard Medical School Professor of General Child Psychology, Clinical Psychologist for Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Director of the Child and Neuropsychology Internship Program at MGH/Harvard, provides a better understanding of emerging findings about brain development and its relationship to behavior problems. This includes understanding alternative conceptualizations of the difficulties children with learning and emotional challenges experience.

    The objectives for this 4-part series include:

    • Better understanding of emerging findings about brain development and relationship to behavior problems.
    • Understanding of alternative conceptualizations of the difficulties children with learning and emotional challenges experience.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted Dr. Braaten at claritycon2014 on June 12, 2014.

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  • Dana Tiller, MA, LPC, details what parents can do to help their child build a positive self-esteem. Dana explains how to avoid self-esteem stealers and utilize more self-esteem builders.

    Dana Tiller, MA, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor with 10 years experience in the mental health field. Ms. Tiller is a member of the Texas Counseling Association, Association for Play Therapy, and Texas Association for Play Therapy

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  • Melisa Fleming, PhD, LPC-S, and Program Director for Laurel Ridge Treatment Center, leads a session for educators and mental health professionals using experiential activities and role play to look at different forms of bullying that people experience, and build skills to empower not only professionals, but those seeking help.

    The learning objectives for this 6-part video series include:

    • Define different types of bullying.
    • Know the signs that a child is being bullied or is bullying others.
    • Develop skills to empower children, parents and professionals.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this presentation during Claritycon2016 on June 17, 2016.

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  • Melissa Graham, PhD, is a San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) Psychologist. She is a member of the SAPD Hostage Negotiation team and an instructor in the SAPD Basic Hostage Negotiation School. Dr. Graham also provides therapy to officers and their families, as well as counsels officers who have been involved in critical incidents.

    In this 5-part video series, Dr. Graham presents “Bullying.” In this presentation, Dr. Graham provides a greater understanding of:

    • The types of bullying.
    • The scope of cyber bullying.
    • How bullying changes by age.
    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on September 29, 2016.
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  • Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, and Adrian Warren, PhD, LPC-S, present “Bullying and the Impact on Children’s Mental Health.” This 5-part video series, recorded during claritycon2014, identifies signs of bullying, children most at risk for bullying and the mental health consequences.

    The objectives for this 5-part series include how to:

    • Identify signs of bullying and children most at risk for bullying.
    • Gain understanding of mental health consequences of bullying.
    • Gain understanding of laws that protect against bullying.
    • Gain knowledge about how to create bully-free schools and communities.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted Dr. Harper and Dr. Warren at claritycon2014 on June 12, 2014.

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  • Dana Tiller, LPC, focuses on difficult behaviors such as temper tantrums, aggression, defiance, and hyperactivity, that can become highly problematic for parents due to their intensity and frequency. In this brief video, Dana emphasizes the importance of: determining what a child is struggling with and how it influences their behavior, watching for signs of depression and recognizing the different symptoms between boys and girls, environmental, biological and relationship factors that impact a child's behavior, and improving the parent-child relationship by changing your reactions and improving communication. This recording is from a community presentation Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted on September 18, 2009

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  • We are sad to note that Dr. Fisher passed away due to a sudden illness on May 11, 2015. We sincerely appreciate the time he took to share his knowledge with us and his legacy of care for children. A memorial website for Dr. Fisher can be viewed here.

    Irritability is one of the most common symptoms of psychiatric disorder in youth, and disruptive irritability with explosive outbursts can be a sign of severe mental illness. Join our speaker, Larry Fisher, PhD, ABPN, for a closer look at Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) and the distinction between DMDD and Bipolar Disorder.

    During this 5-part video presentation, viewers will learn to:

    • Understand the criteria for DMDD and compare it to Bipolar Disorder.
    • Describe the onset and course of DMDD and discuss the likely neuropathology.
    • Review the treatment options, the research basis for treatment, and the risks and benefits.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on February 27, 2015.

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  • In this video, Kasi Howard, PsyD, covers the clinical presentation of eating disorders and reviews diagnostic changes from DSM-5. Her presentation also includes statistic and research citations and further educational resource recommendations.

    The learning objectives for this 6-part video presentation include:

    1. Highlighting changes in eating disorder diagnosis in DSM-5.

    2. Discussing appropriate treatment and referral options for eating disorder patients.

    3. Identifying signs and symptoms of an eating disorder.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this presentation during Claritycon2015 on June 18, 2015

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  • Lee Mason, PhD, BCBA-D, presents 'Fictional Explanations of Autistic Behavior.' During this Clarity Child Guidance Center community presentation, Dr. Mason discusses autism as a contingency-shaped disorder of verbal behavior.

    This 5-part series helps viewers to:

    • Define autism as a verbal behavior
    • Identify explanatory fictions
    • Identify characteristics of behavior analytic intervention

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on February 14, 2014.

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  • Trauma impacts the development of a child, increasing the risk for emotional, behavioral, academic, social and physical problems throughout life. During this Clarity Child Guidance Center community presentation, 'How Trauma Impacts a Child', Clarissa Zamora, Director of Education and Outreach for ChildSafe, examines the link between childhood trauma and chronic health problems, reviews resiliency in children and how it is built on internal and external factors, and shares her own personal story.

    This 5-part series helps viewers to:

    • Understand the developmental differences when children are affected by child abuse
    • Examine the history of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) research, and attendees will calculate their own ACE and Family Strength scores
    • Review SEARCH Institute's 40 Developmental Assets, and
    • Review how resiliency is built on external and internal factors.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on November 8, 2013.

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  • In this video series, Becky Davenport, PhD, LMFT, owner and director of the Institute for Couple and Family Enhancement, provides an overview of interactive play therapy models designed to address attachment security, including a demonstration of activities and skills for engaging parent-child interaction that fosters meaningful connection.

    The learning objectives for this 4-part video presentation include:

    - Appreciate the theory and goal differences between nondirective and interactive/experiential play therapy.
    - Understand the role of attachment security in child self-regulation.
    - Recognize the purpose of interactive/experiential play therapy in strengthening parent-child attachment.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this presentation during Claritycon2016 on June 16, 2016.

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  • Rick Edwards, LPC, Clarity Child Guidance Center director of inpatient services, helps you better understand introverted kids in our latest On-demand Video. For this 2-part series, Rick addresses the following: key differences between introverts and extroverts, the brain's role in temperament, coping strategies for social settings, things teachers should know, bridging communication gaps, and introverted children's strengths. This recording is from a community presentation Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted on January 15, 2010.

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  • Learn about commonly prescribed psychotropic medications for children and adolescents and the effects that parents and teachers should be aware of. For our latest on-demand video series, Thomas L. Matthews, MD, Clarity CGC’s Medical Director - Outpatient Services, provides an overview of:

    • Mood stabilizers, anti-psychotics, antidepressants, sleep medications, anti-anxiety, and ADHD medications
    • Uses and common side effects
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  • Do you know a child or teenager who has been diagnosed with a mood disorder? Mood disorders are characterized by a disturbance in mood that affects a person's ability to function successfully. Learn more about these disorders and how they impact children by watching our latest on-demand video series on Mood Disorders in Children and Adolescents. For this 6-part series, Soad Michelsen, MD, child and adolescent psychiatrist at Clarity CGC, provides an overview of the following:

    • How to identify a mood disorder
    • Why symptoms are different for kids
    • Types of mood disorders
    • Risk factors
    • Treatment options

    **Please note that we did experience audio problems throughout this presentation.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on September 16, 2011.

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  • Adverse childhood events lead to decreased wellness in adults. During this Clarity Child Guidance Center community presentation, mental health professionals learn how to help clients overcome this reality and more effectively and compassionately help themselves, clients and others. Shawn Owens, MSN RN, and Vice President of Nursing Services at Clarity Child Guidance Center, provided this information during her presentation entitled 'Optimizing the Helping Relationship at Every Stage of Change.'

    This 6-part series provides practical tips on how to implement and facilitate positive change for better outcomes in all therapeutic settings, and demonstrates how to:

    • Make a more powerful impact with trauma-informed care.
    • Utilize the change model.
    • Understand therapeutic lifestyle elements for both heart and mental health.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on August 30, 2013.

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  • This 3-part series will help you to understand the impact of parental incarceration on children, identify feelings associated with having a parent in jail or prison, and learn how to help children whose parents are incarcerated. Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on April 22, 2011.

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  • “Bullying” is a topic that receives a great deal of attention in schools and families; however, we often are inconsistent in how we define behaviors that constitute bullying and the most effective ways to prevent and intervene in bullying situations. Join our speaker, Becky Davenport, PhD, LMFT, as she defines bullying and differentiates bullying from other kinds of conflict between individuals.

    During this 6-part video presentation, viewers will also learn to:

    1. Understand the distinctions between bullying and other common forms of conflict within social systems.

    2. Identify traditional intervention strategies used to address bullying and factors related to the effectiveness of such interventions.

    3. Learn the systemic, emotional, and psychological factors to be addressed in an effective bullying intervention plan.

    4. Invited to consider cultural factors, such as evolving technology and our current political climate, as powerful contributors to a school or home environment where the risk for bullying is high.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this presentation during Claritycon2015 on June 18, 2015.

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  • In this 4-part series, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Soad Michelsen, MD, explains what happens before starting a child on medication treatment, discusses what off label prescribing means, explains dosage differences, how to determine outcomes, and ensure adherence to treatment. This recording is from a community presentation Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted on May 29, 2009.

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  • In our latest on-demand video series, Raising Non-Violent Children & Teens: Strategies for Families & Caregivers, Karen A. Waldron, PhD, Professor Emerita and retired Director of Special Education at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, discusses how the recent, tragic school shootings in Connecticut and across the country are a reminder of the fragile nature of childhood and the potential impact of growing up in a violent society.

    This 6-part series focuses on raising non-violent children and teens, and includes:

    • Practical, daily strategies for families and caregivers to use in re-directing at-risk youth to healthy personal and social behaviors.
    • Ways to teach children and teens compassion and empathy, transitioning them from a sense of helplessness and anti-social behaviors to one of helpfulness in supporting, rather than hurting, others.
    • Techniques to replace anger with competence and self-esteem.
    • Specific strategies to manage children's and teens' daily use of technology.
    • Ways to avoid the misuse of social media, including preventing and countering the impact of cyber-bullying.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on February 8, 2013.

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  • In this video, Teresa "Tere" Sariol, MOT, OTR, defines sensory integration and explains the role of the five senses as they pertain to sensory integration.

    The learning objectives for this 6-part video presentation include:

    1. Define sensory integration.
    2. Describe three sensory integration dysfunctions.
    3. Describe three sensory motor copine skills.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this CEU presentation on July 29, 2016.

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  • Shawn Owens, RN, Clarity Child Guidance Center vice president of nursing, provides a brief overview of Basic Strategies for Suicide Prevention. Shawn explains the following:

    • What increases the likelihood of suicide?
    • Warning signs
    • How to take preventive action to help someone in need
    • Getting a person help

    Basic Strategies for Suicide Prevention

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  • Richard Layne, MA, LPC, TIC, licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas, presents 'The Relationship Between Attachment, Trauma and the DSM-5.' During this Clarity Child Guidance Center community presentation, Mr. Layne explains basic principles of attachment, trauma, and complex trauma. He also reviews the new guidelines for Trauma Related Disorders in the DSM-5.

    This 5-part series helps viewers to:

    • Identify trauma and attachment problems
    • Understand the new guidelines for Trauma Related Disorders in the DSM-5

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on December 13, 2013.

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  • Ivana Balic, MD, child and adolescent fellow at Clarity Child Guidance Center, provides an overview of: different types of tic disorders, diagnosis, treatments and outcomes, common motor and vocal tics, simple vs. complex tics , pharmaceutical and behavioral treatments, and co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses associated with tic disorders. This recording is from a community presentation Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted on October 9, 2009.

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  • In this video, Aisha Woods, LPC, discusses some of the seen and unseen obstacles faced by children and adolescents of military families. Her presentation also includes the psychological effects these children and teens face, as well as treatment options.

    The learning objectives for this 5-part video presentation include:

    1. Learning potential psychological effects of being a child of an active duty military member.

    2. Learning the impact of deployments on children of military members’ mental health.

    3. Identifying strength-based therapeutic techniques to assist children of military families.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this presentation during Claritycon2016 on June 17, 2016

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  • In this video series, Lynn Carver, LCSW, and the Director of Clinical Services at Willow Springs Center in Reno, Nevada, provides information on how therapists can integrate DBT chain analysis into other therapeutic modalities. Her presentation includes a case study and an overview of the utilization of DBT skills to replace maladaptive behavior.

    The learning objectives for this 7-part video presentation include:

    - Understand the purpose and function of behavioral chain analysis and its impact on behavior change.
    - Understand the balance of acceptance and change in therapy.
    - Learn how to assist patients in breaking maladaptive behavior patterns by using skills.
    - Understand DBT skill modules and how each module is used for acceptance or change.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this presentation during Claritycon2016 on June 16, 2016.

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