Identifying and Treating Selective Mutism with Aimee Kotrba

Identifying and Treating Selective Mutism with Aimee Kotrba



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If you’re concerned about children with selective mutism, it’s important to act fast. Untreated cases can lead to self-esteem issues, depression, and school failure.

That’s where Dr. Aimee Kotrba comes in. As an internationally renowned expert, she’ll guide you through identifying and treating selective mutism, a childhood anxiety disorder, in this 4-hour workshop.

Through the use of case studies and examples, participants will learn how to identify and assess selective mutism and what school and mental health professionals can do to help. Interventions are broken down into small, easily understandable steps that participants can use immediately with their patients or students.

By attending this workshop, you’ll learn practical techniques to increase language and help children build their confidence and this includes:

  • Psychoeducation on selective mutism
  • Evaluation of selective mutism
  • Using behavioral treatments to intervene effectively
  • Development of a special education plan for selective mutism
  • Strategies for public environments


Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will be better able to —

  • Identify and evaluate selective mutism in the clinic and in the school
  • Describe what schools/parents can do to help
  • Create a specific, evidence-based intervention plan
  • Identify appropriate social and academic expectations


CE Information

This training offers 6 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual provincial/state boards and/or regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.For Live Broadcast AttendeesWebinar attendance by participants is automatically tracked, documented and archived for future reference. Upon confirming you have attended 100% of the webinar and upon completion of a course evaluation, you will be issued a certificate of participation (see below).For Attendees of On-Demand/Recorded VersionIf you cannot verify 100% attendance of the Live Broadcast or if you are watching the On-Demand/recorded version of this webinar, you will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify your attendance.For Canadian and International participantsUpon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian and international participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation which features:

  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training

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  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.Click here for general information about Continuing Education for Canadians and International participants.

Who Should Attend?

This training is aimed at all mental health professionals including:

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Pastoral Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Graduate Students in Accredited Programs in the Above Fields
  • case managers
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices

What level of knowledge the attendee should have in this topic?
– Intermediate/Advanced

TimeTopics Covered
Hour 1Understanding selective mutism
Hour 2Evaluation of selective mutism
Hour 3Behavioural interventions, including shaping and fading procedures
Hour 4Behavioural interventions in the school context