Clinical Work with Young Children in Foster Care

TTAC is offering a training on clinical work with young children in foster care on Wednesday, May 22nd with presenter Dr. Susan Chinitz. Clinicians are encouraged to attend. 

This full-day workshop will address psychotherapeutic work with young children in foster care. It will describe characteristics of young children in foster care as well as characteristics of the adults in their caregiving network. It will discuss the kinds of behavioral symptoms that often present in these children as well as the clinical disorders that are frequently diagnosed. The workshop will describe the many clinical and psychotherapeutic dilemmas that occur for a therapist as well as the feelings that this work often triggers for therapists. The workshop will review the therapeutic modalities that have been found to have efficacy with young children in foster care.  It will also discuss the legal and child welfare system context in which the therapeutic work is embedded, and the many different practitioners that are involved when a child is in foster care. This workshop is designed to be interactive and to draw from participant’s own cases as well as that of the presenter. At the end of the day, Vicki Light, Legal Aid attorney for children, will join to provide an overview of relevant legal issues and to respond to participants' questions.

Date & time: May 22nd, 9 am - 4 pm (lunch will be provided)
Location: CUNY School of Law, Room 1-205, 2 Court Sq, Long Island City, NY 11101
Presenter: Susan Chinitz, PsyD


This training will offer 6 CE contact hours for licensed social workers and LMHCs through the NYU Silver School of Social Work. Attendees will be able to access certificates via this link approximately 3-5 business days following the event. Detailed instructions can be found here