How to Pick the Right Treatment and the Right Therapist: A Consumer's Guide to Child Therapy

Webinar, Family Event
ID number
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
5:45 PM - 6:00 PM

** PLEASE NOTE: CEs are unavailable for this event.


Finding the right treatment and the right therapist for your child and your family can be a daunting task, especially in the pandemic era. Dr. Steven Kurtz, an international authority on effective treatments for children, youth and families will help parents understand the process, from identifying the most well-supported treatments to making sure the fit with the therapist is a good one. Dr. Kurtz also will discuss interesting and novel treatments that are "not ready for prime time" in terms of research support even though they sound like they should work. Using anxiety, ADHD, disruptive behaviors, ASD and selective mutism as examples he will show us how to navigate the maze of potential treatments and therapists.

Steven MS Kurtz, Ph.D., ABPP
Learner objectives

Participants will be able to:

- Search for research-supported treatments for a child mental health problem.

- State why research support is important in choosing a treatment.

- State the characteristics of a provider most likely to help their child and family.

- State at least one type of treatment that is popular but has not enough support to be considered highly effective.

Intended audience
Family Educator, Family Member
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