Developing Skills in Assessment and Therapeutic Communication with Children, Parents and Families

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In this presentation, Dr. Ruth Schmidt Neven presents a holistic approach to child and family-based practice which makes relationships the central focus.

Audio Presentation runs for one hour and ten minutes. Accompanied by 11 detailed overheads and a reference list. In this presentation, Dr. Ruth Schmidt Neven presents a holistic approach to child and family-based practice which makes relationships the central focus. The presentation emphasizes the importance of development and the recognition of the core developmental task for children, adolescents, and their parents. The presentation describes the problems and challenges in the assessment process and guides the clinician through the stages of assessment, taking a therapeutic history and providing therapeutic communication with both children and parents. The presentation offers a practical and skill enhancing approach to enable clinicians work more effectively in child and family-based practice.

Copyright 2023 Ruth Schmidt Neven, all rights reserved.
Expires in 2023.


Audio presentation for 1 hour & 10 minutes
11 detailed overheads
Reference list
Certificate available upon request
CPD hours 2


Dr. Ruth Schmidt Neven
All audio training modules are all narrated by Dr. Ruth Schmidt Neven and are based on her training programs run throughout Australia and overseas. Ruth has an international reputation in the field and her trainings have been presented, at the University of Cambridge School of Education, UK ; Peabody College, Vanderbilt University US; Washington School of Psychiatry US; Stellenbosch University South Africa and NScience Training for Therapists, London UK. She has also been an invited speaker at international conferences. The audio modules build on the premise that assessment and therapeutic communication do not commence with the uncovering of pathology, but with the understanding of the meaning of behaviour within a relational context. The audio modules aim to enrich and expand the clinical, practical, and observational skills of practitioners in the service of adult, child, and family mental health. Ruth’s clinical approach has been described as one that ‘ passionately and knowledgeably advocates the need for professionals to think alongside their clients, trying to understand the presenting difficulties in the context of individual child development, intergenerational family relationships and environmental factors.’


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