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School of Social Work

Lunch and Learn: 8/5/2020

In response to COVID-19 and as a thank you to all our front line workers, the School of Social Work is proud to offer FREE online learning for social workers through the Professional Education Program (PEP). These live, one-hour, webinars will be held via the platform Zoom. Participants will earn 1 General CE* Credit for attending. All are welcome.

*All continuing education hours (CEs) are provided by the Monmouth University School of Social Work in accordance with New Jersey Administrative Code 13:44G and are recognized by the New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners.

Workshop Information

Telehealth Tips & Techniques for Clinicians treating Children & Adolescents

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

1 Clinical CE Hour


(Zoom link will be sent to participants in advance of session)

Prevent boredom & burnout when engaging children and teens in telehealth! This workshop will help therapists find & keep engagement throughout the virtual counseling session, using play-based, creative, and movement prompts for kids ages 5-14. Ideas about setting up a functional workspace will be shared to help participants increase their tech confidence & physical comfort. Lastly, helpful ways to engage parent participation via the ‘new normal’ will be shared: meet or re-set treatment goals, build parent confidence and increase parent/caregiver investment in the therapy process.

Presenter Information
Malia L. Segal, LCSW, RPT, is a children’s therapist who graduated from Monmouth University’s Undergraduate & Graduate Social Work Programs.  While there, she knew that she wanted to work with children, particularly in the school setting. The social and emotional challenges today’s students face can often interfere with academic performance. She knows from her own experiences as a student-athlete that connections with positive and caring adults (like coaches!) can have exponential effects on the growth and development of a child. After working as a school social worker for several years at a rigorous charter school in Newark, Malia made the choice to bring her knowledge and expertise back to Monmouth County in a clinical setting. Completing the Play Therapy Certificate Program at New Jersey City University, and the Synergetic Play Therapy Certification program, Malia continues to be committed to deepening her knowledge of using play for children’s healing. Using a Child-Centered Play Therapy approach, she encourages children to create their own solutions to life’s challenges; big and small, with the assurance that they will be accepted for who they are.
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