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Case Journeys: Treatment Planning for Improving Social Competencies – A One-Day Workshop with Michelle Garcia Winner, Dr Pam Crooke and Nancy Tarshis

suitable for anyone working with ages 4 years to 18+

Thursday 20 February 2020

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Join us for this brand-new workshop! The concept was trialled in Australia as a half-day event last year.  Michelle went away and developed the concept into a full-day course.  This is a workshop for anyone who wants to get better at what they do with their clients.  You can’t avoid leaving this workshop a better practitioner!  You will watch the “experts” deconstruct their own case journeys, be given models you can use yourself with clients and be given opportunities to think about how to apply the information you learn to your own clients.

Like Michelle does with those who train in the Social Thinking Clinic in the USA, those who attend this workshop together with the Informal Dynamic Assessment workshop will be invited to have their professional practice promoted on the Social Mind website. We believe the training you will receive at this workshop is that good! This training won’t be back in Australia for a few years so don’t miss this opportunity.

Tickets on sale HERE.

Scroll down to read the Workshop description below.



Watching a clinical case study, or “case journey,” unfold overtime can be very informative and powerful—gaining tools to unpack the case journeys of the individuals you support is even better.

In this course, we explore several clinical case journeys and apply a unique six-step decision-making template as a guide through the treatment* process. Learn a variety of concepts, frameworks, and strategies to build social competencies that align with an individual’s age, personality, social learning strengths/challenges, developmental abilities, and mental health challenges.

In the afternoon, we will divide into groups based on student, client, or patient age and explore how different case journeys unfold. Members of the Social Thinking team, Michelle Garcia Winner (teens/adults), Dr Pam Crooke (primary age) and Nancy Tarshis (early learners) will share their own clinical case journeys and treatment ideas, and you will get the opportunity to practice using the six-step tool with your own cases.

There are lots of hands-on participation and learning opportunities in this course.  It is the perfect opportunity for Social Thinking practitioners in Australia to get up close and personal with the Social Thinking “experts” from the USA. You will watch videos of the Americans working with their clients and have them in real life explain what they were doing and answer your questions.  After watching the “experts” do it and listening to them deconstruct their methodology, you will also have opportunities to think about how to apply their treatment models to your own clients.  You can’t avoid leaving this workshop a better practitioner!

In this workshop you will:

  • Unpack the Six Steps for Treatment* Decision-Making template
  • Review the six layers of evidence supporting the Social Thinking Methodology and connect the layers of evidence to the treatment planning process
  • Explore a conceptual framework, the Social Thinking–Social Competency Model (SCM), to guide treatment based on an individual’s needs. We will demonstrate how the SCM intersects with the Social Thinking Social Learning Tree
  • Explore how treatment frameworks and strategies can be used in unison to develop different aspects of social-emotional learning
  • Discover how the same treatment frameworks and strategies can be used differently for individuals based on age and social learning development
  • Practice using the Six Steps for Treatment Decision-Making template with your caseload or family member(s)

*Treatment refers to using conceptual and strategy-based frameworks to help individuals improve their social competencies.

What you will learn

Participants will be able to:

  1. List the six steps of decision making for treatment within case journeys.
  2. Explain the difference between a conceptual framework and a treatment framework.
  3. Describe how the Social Thinking–Social Competency Model overlaps with the Social Learning Tree.
  4. Explain how to use the Friendship Pyramid alongside the Four Steps of Communication.
  5. Describe the Social-Emotional Chain Reaction and clinical use across developmental ages.

Our Speakers, Michelle Garcia Winner, Dr Pam Crooke and Nancy Tarshis

Each of the speakers will present their own “case journeys” in the area of their expertise.  Michelle will present on adolescents and adults, Pam will present on primary aged students and Nancy will present on early learners.  After lunch you will have an opportunity to work intimately with one of the speakers to further your skills with the speakers specialised age group.

Tickets on sale HERE.

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