This Is A 5 Day Program: Begins on Monday, February 25th and runs through Friday, March 1st
The Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH), is an evidence-based counseling program for children, teenagers ages 6-15, and their families. Unlike most specific counseling programs, which focus on a single problem (e.g., anxiety only), MATCH is designed for multiple problems related to anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress, and disruptive conduct, including conduct problems associated with ADHD. The MATCH program can give children and families a specific set of scientifically proven tools to help manage these problems that come up at home, at school, or with friends. In collaboration with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Children’s Behavioral Health, MATCH has been implemented at all children’s mental health centers across the State. At the encouragement of the state, this workforce development training is the first opportunity for individuals from other health and mental health centers to receive the MATCH training.
Trainees attend 37.5 hours of didactic presentations over 5 days that utilize adult learning principles. Training consists of lectures from expert trainers accompanied by visual slides provided to the attendee for their records. Additionally, the training includes audio and video presentations of case examples that illustrate the training concepts. Furthermore, instructors provide vignettes and model skills directly for trainees and assist trainees in individual role plays to practice skills. Trainees are assigned homework tasks to complete during the evenings between training sessions to illustrate important concepts presented that day. At the start of the training, attendees receive a blank MATCH Professional Development Portfolio designed for the MATCH training program. This portfolio includes a syllabus of the Concepts, Resources, and Applications used in the MATCH program and help the trainee to keep track of the experience and expertise developed during the training week as well as throughout their on-the-job consultation.
Instructors: Dr. Daniel M. Cheron & Dr. Rachel Kim