Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.  Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist MFC32136

                                   Psychotherapy for Children, Teens, Adults, Couples, & Families, Consulting, & Training

          433 Estudillo Ave., #305, San Leandro, CA 94577-4915 - Office: (510) 614-5641 - Fax: (510) 889-6553 - e-mail: Ronald@RonaldMah.com - website: www.RonaldMah.com

            Map Link to Office         HOME       about Ronald    Blog on Teens  Articles    Therapy & Counseling    Coaching    Workshops & Consulting    Handouts    for Therapists    Books    DVDs    Links      Contact    LinkedInMake Payment  Schedule Monthly Payment

Books by Ronald Mah

 

Calligraphy for "Learning" in

Handouts

(Mini-Posters)

 

DVDs

by Ronald Mah

on Children's Behavior,

Discipline, and Child

Development at

                   

Articles

for Parents, Teachers, Educators, and Human Services Professionals

 

Consulting,

Parent Education,

& Staff Development Workshops

& Trainings

 

Professional

Development

Workshops, Articles, & Consultation,

for Therapists

 

Therapy & Counseling

 

Coaching

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For workshops on the following topics, go to:

 

Other Workshops for

 

Human Services Professionals

 

download a Microsoft file of these Workshop descriptions 

Children's Behavior Adult.
Self-Esteem Anti-Bias
Child Development Human Serv Prof
Family File of all Descriptions

 

"What First...Intervention Last"

ASSESSMENTS IN INTERVENTION & TREATMENT PLANNING

IN THERAPY & OTHER HUMAN SERVICES WORK

 

REASONABLE SUSPICION + MANDATED REPORTING =?

An Experiential Training to Understanding Child Abuse and Mandated Reporting

 

"I WANT TO DO THAT!"

DEVELOPING WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

From Idea to Conceptualization to Detail to Comprehensive Workshop

 

 

"What First...Intervention Last"

ASSESSMENTS IN INTERVENTION & TREATMENT PLANNING

IN THERAPY & OTHER HUMAN SERVICES WORK

                       

FORMAT:

Lecture and Discussion- Participants are encouraged to make the workshop more relevant to their concerns by asking questions.

 

DESCRIPTION:

The presentation brings together family life cycle theory, family systems theory, couples therapy principles, communication theory, developmental theories, and other psychological and sociological theories to aid in the assessment process that precludes intervention.  Useful for both therapists and other human services professionals and paraprofessionals in determining how to best approach individuals and families in need.

 

SUMMARY OF CONTENT:

 

1) THE SIX STEP PROCESS FROM ASSESSMENT TO CHANGE

            ASSESSMENT--> THEORY--> MODEL-->

                        STRATEGIES--> INTERVENTIONS--> CHANGE

 

2) THE BASIC DIAGNOSTIC HIERARCHY FOR ASSESSMENT

            KISS

 

3) DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENTS: Child, Adolescent, and Adult

            Piaget, Erickson, Selman, Family Life Cycle, Regression, & Fixation

 

4) TEMPERAMENTAL ASSESSMENT

 

5) FAMILY ASSESSMENT

 

6) SELF-ESTEEM ASSESSMENT

 

7) RELATIONSHIP ASSESSMENT

 

8) STRESS RESPONSE ASSESSMENT

 

9) ATTACHMENT ASSESSMENT

 

10) MORALITY ASSESSMENT

 

11) HOPE ASSESSMENT

REASONABLE SUSPICION + MANDATED REPORTING =?

An Experiential Training to Understanding Child Abuse and Mandated Reporting

                       

FORMAT:

Lecture and Discussion- Participants are encouraged to make the workshop more relevant to their concerns by asking questions and actively participating in experiential training.

 

DESCRIPTION:

The presentation starts with the basic Child Abuse Reporting Laws and then activates a conceptual process for mandated reporters such as teachers, therapists, social workers, and other human services providers to understand the criteria for distinguishing among Legal, Ethical, and Moral requirements; and among Legal, Ethical, and Practical/Program requirements.  A series of simple experiential activities will help participants distinguish among ineffective discipline, poor discipline, harm, and child abuse- child abuse that mandates reporting.  Definitions and guidance in recognizing the different categories of child abuse: physical, sexual, neglect, emotional, and so forth.  Guidance in how to handle problematic discipline techniques of parents for child abuse prevention. Cross-cultural and multi-cultural issues in child abuse reporting and discipline issues will also be addressed. Historical and multi-cultural aspects of corporal punishment and sexual boundaries and relationship to legal child abuse definitions.

 

SUMMARY OF CONTENT:

1)      Child Abuse Reporting Law

 

2)      Mandated Reporters

 

3)      Legal, Ethical, and Moral requirements and distinctions-

Requirements from the Law, Professional Requirements, and Personal Values;  

Differentiating among the following questions:

What are your legal mandates? 

What are your program guidelines? 

What is your agenda?

 

4)      Legal, Ethical, and Practical/Program requirements- Another Set of Critical Distinctions

 

5)      OK and Not OK- A decision making process for Mandated Reporters

 

6)      Definitions and Considerations of Child Abuse Categories (Experiential Activities)

Physical Abuse resulting from Unreasonable Severe Corporal Punishment;

Physical Abuse resulting from Unjustifiable Punishment;

Shaken Infant Syndrome;

Physical Neglect;

Sexual Abuse- Assault;

Sexual Abuse- Exploitation;

Emotional Abuse; 

Emotional Deprivation

 

7) Multi-cultural, Cross-cultural, and Historical Issues in Discipline, Boundaries, and Child Abuse

 

"I WANT TO DO THAT!"

DEVELOPING WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

From Idea to Conceptualization to Detail to Comprehensive Workshop

 

FORMAT:

Lecture, Discussion, & Demonstration- Participants are encouraged to make the workshop more relevant to their concerns by asking questions.

 

DESCRIPTION:

Focus is on helping participants develop their ideas and messages through the different stages to create a fully comprehensive workshop for presentation (and profit!).  How to expand upon an initial idea to create a complete structurally sound thesis.  What processes to fill out the workshop concepts and issues.  How to make the workshop interesting and entertaining as well as informative.  Initial and subsequent presentation issues including goals for the first five minutes of the presentation.  A presentation idea will be chosen from the participants to be taken through much of the process to illustrate how it works.  Marketing issues also for those interested in using workshops for financial profit as well as professional fulfillment.

 

SUMMARY OF CONTENT:

 

1) GESTATION TO BIRTH-STEP ONE: Your Idea, Thesis, or Hypothesis

 

2) BRAINSTORMING: Expanding the Thesis

 

3) CATEGORIZATION: Identifying the Bones

 

4) SEQUENCING: Building the Skeleton- Basic Structure Issues

 

5) OVERVIEW & INSERTION: What's missing?  Sending for Egor!

 

6) ELABORATION, ELABORATION, ELABORATION: The search for nuances and subtleties

 

7) CRITIQUE: Making sense?  Logical?  On track?

 

8) FLUFF & STUFF: Making it interesting and entertaining

 

9) SALE & SALESMAN: Presentation Principles and Issues

 

10) MARKETING ISSUES

 

 
     Map Link to Office              HOME      about Ronald      Articles     Therapy & Counseling     Workshops & Consulting     Handouts     for Therapists     Books     DVDs     Links     Contact       
 
433 Estudillo Ave., #305, San Leandro, CA 94577-4911 Office: (510) 614-5641 - Fax: (510) 889-6553 - E-mail: Ronald@RonaldMah.com 
 
Send mail to Ronald@RonaldMah.com with questions or comments about this web site.
Copyright 2007 Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.
Last modified: November 01, 2008