Therapeutic assessment and treatment at the Barnahus (ChildHub and PROMISE webinar)

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Date of webinar: 
23 May 2019
Start and finish time of webinar: 
4pm CEST
Lecturer: 
Ms Paola Cardenas

Ms Paola Cardenas: During the past five years, Paola Cardenas has been working as a psychologist, family therapist and forensic interviewing at Barnahus. At Barnahus, she has specialized in forensic interviewing and trauma-focused psychotherapies such as TF-CBT, CBT and EMDR. Before Barnahus, Paola worked as a psychologist and chief psychologist at the Children’s Prevention and Treatment Team of the Suðurnes Hospital and Health Center and prior to that as a project manager and psychologist at the headquarter offices of the Icelandic Red Cross.

About the webinar

The second of this 2-part webinar will present concrete examples of how trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy (TF-CBT) is delivered at the Barnahus, and how to ensure follow-up and long-term support for each child. The speaker will also discuss the importance of the mental health assessment, and the importance of play when working with small children. The webinar is presented by Paola Cardenas, psychologist and family therapist at Barnahús Iceland.

About the series:

According to the Barnahus Quality Standards, a Barnahus or similar service should provide mental health services and treatment, by professionals who have specialized training and expertise. Mental health assessments and treatment should be routine, and interventions for both the child and the caregivers should start as soon as possible.

In this 2-part webinar, we will take a deeper look into the concrete value of embedding therapeutic services at the Barnahus, how to meet the standard, and the impact for children and their caregivers.

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