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Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviors in Children and Adolescents
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When: December 5, 2015
10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Where: NASW-NYC Chapter office
50 Broadway, Suite 1001
NY, New York  10004
United States
Presenter: Rick Greenberg, PhD, LCSW-R

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6 hours of continuing education

Please note: In order to receive any CE credit you must arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop.


This course will examine the nature of challenging behaviors in children and adolescents.  There will be an emphasis on understanding why we believe these behaviors are “challenging,” why adolescences behave as they do, and how to intervene if the behaviors exhibited are causing distress and/or not achieving their ultimate goals.  In-depth consideration of learning disabilities and impulse disorders (common conditions in children and adolescents) will help to assess the behaviors as well as the best interventions.


Information will be disseminated through didactic presentations, interactive discussions, small group learning, and experiential activities.  Participants will improve their cognitive understanding to the material, their understanding of behaviors and empathy for those exhibiting them, and their ability to choose an appropriate intervention and use it to help those coping with their own challenging behaviors.  The importance of self-awareness tied to how we see the world and how we understand others see the world will be stressed throughout.

Dr. Rick Greenberg is a clinician, educator, manager, and leader within the social work community of NYC.  Prior to joining the full-time faculty of CSSW he had been a senior leader at both Episcopal Social Services (currently Sheltering Arms) and the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services overseeing program divisions as well as support departments.  Dr. Greenberg mentors and coaches managers and leaders and is a consultant and trainer for social service and educational organizations.  His clinical interests include the impact of learning disabilities and impulse disorders on individual and family dynamics.  His work has taken him as far as Uganda where he consulted with teachers and principals in rural school districts focusing on grief and loss due to AIDS.Dr. Greenberg has been an Adjunct Associate Professor at the NYU School of Social Work for more than 25 years where he has taught Research Methods as well as clinical courses such as:  Differential Treatment Interventions, Linking Practice and Policy, Transference and Counter-Transference, and Assessment and Treatment Planning. 


 NASW New York City Chapter is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0027 This workshop has been approved.

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