Professional Workshops

Youth Services offers free and low-cost workshops for professionals and interested community members.Most Workshops are Free: Free presentation - Continuing education (CE) clock hours available for social work/counselors. We no longer do Continuing Professional Development Unit (CPDU's) unless noted. We are registered as a provider of Social Work/Counseling Continuing Education (which meet all the standards for Counseling, per the State of Illinois).
Location of Live Workshops: Warren Township Youth and Family Services, 100 S. Greenleaf St., Gurnee, IL 60031.
*Full day and half day workshops may have a fee.

Child Psychopharmacology for Anxiety, Depression and ADHD 

This workshop is intended for professionals who would like a better understanding of current use of medication for common childhood diagnosis. Dr. Lu will provide an overview of the neurochemical effects of medication, efficacy of such therapies, when to refer to psychiatrist, common risks and side affects to be aware of and how best to explain this to parents. This workshop is ideal for social workers, therapists, teachers and others who would like a better understanding of psychopharmacology and the current trends.Blue and white pills

This presentation will address such topics as:

  • Key medication used with children and why
  • When to refer a child for an evaluation for mediation
  • Trends in treating children with psychopharmacology
  • Risk of abuse and misuse and how to mitigate
  • Impact of other substances on common medication (mixing pot with stimulants)

A snapshot of Dr. Lin LuOur presenter Dr. Lu specializes in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry, also has a PhD in Microbiology & Immunology. Her extensive training in both fields leads her to a unique understanding of the mind and body. She believes in people’s potential and strives to develop a personal connection with them. Her holistic approaches and genuine relationship with each patient and family, have contributed to her success in treating various mental health conditions: ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, etc.  

Day: Friday       Date: October 28th, 2022        Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm        Location: Via Zoom 

Cost: FREE     (2 CEUs for social work and counseling)

Click here to register                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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