Joann Preston, PH.D.LCSW MAC CADC ACSW
2.0 CEs (Available March 1-31, 2021) ONLY
Link to Webinar will be sent at the end of February.
This workshop will assist you to apply the strength based principles in your work with children, adolescents and their families to improve treatment outcomes. Participants will learn practical strategies that can be used effectively in any clinical setting to help clients uncover their coping skills, build new relationships, and identify inner resources. Participants will gain a better understanding of the challenges many clinicians face when working with multi stressed families and how the strength based approach can reduce therapist burn out, encourage the client to take a proactive role in treatment and therapeutic benefits will be identified.
Dr Preston is a licensed clinical social worker with Chicago public school system. She has been employed in this position for 28 years. Her position with Chicago publicâ€™s school has rewarded her the opportunity to mentor many students. She has numerous positions in social work during her summer hiatus from CPS. Most notably, geriatrics and social work with LGBTQ population. She has specialized training in sex trafficking, drug addiction and dementia support. Dr Preston was clinically trained at Loyola receiving her masterâ€™s in social work and her doctorate in family therapy from the Institute of Clinical Social Work. Dr Preston also has a certificate in drug counseling from South Suburban College. Dr Preston has published articles on African American adolescent females and Aids, Urban LGBTQ population and Crisis Intervention. Dr Preston leads the dementia ministry at Hill crest Baptist church. She loves working with adolescent, families and children and assisting them to grow socially, academically, spiritually and emotionally. Dr Preston state she has never met a kid she did not like.
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