For this webinar series, participants will automatically be enrolled in all 5 sessions.

Speaker
  • Laurence M. Kelly Jr., Psy.D.
Description

Dr. Laurence Kelly is a clinical child and adolescent psychologist with over 15 years of treating a K-12 population. This webinar will encompass a brief overview of mental health problems facing students today, and how they impact both learning and socialization. The training will end with a general summary of anxiety, depression, executive functioning, and trauma, with a focus on the impacts of COVID 19. 

To receive PDPs and CEUs, participants must attend all 5 sessions and successfully pass a quiz following Session 5. Following the live webinar, registrants will be emailed a link to view the recorded webinar. The recording will be made available for 7 days after each session.

This session will review anxiety disorders common in children and adolescents, their causes, and how they could impact the learning potential in your students. It will address how anxiety impacts students, and how you, as a teaching professional, can help mitigate its impact in your classroom. 

This session will review all depressive disorders common in children and adolescents, their causes, and how they could impact the learning potential in your students. It will address how depressive disorders impacts students, and how you, as a teaching professional, can help mitigate its impact in your classroom. 

This session will review executive functioning struggles common in children and adolescents, their causes, and how they could impact the learning potential in your students. It will address how executive functioning impacts students, and how you, as a teaching professional, can help mitigate its impact in your classroom. 

This session will review trauma-related disorders common in children and adolescents, their causes, and how they could impact the learning potential in your students. It will address how trauma impacts students, and how you, as a teaching professional, can help mitigate its impact in your classroom. 

This session will review the impact of COVID 19 on learning as well as its long-term impact on school aged children/adolescent’s mental health and how to manage the new normal. This session will also include a summary of the previously discussed topics. 

About the Speaker

Larry Kelly, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist who has specialized in treating children and adolescents for over a decade. In that time his subspecialties have included the treatment of anxiety, depression, ADHD, substance abuse disorders, trauma, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Larry has provided training to colleges, police and fire departments, and city/town administrators.

Membership Information

Most MPY webinars are available ONLY to current staff from member districts and organizations. Public school memberships include police and fire personnel. Former and retired employees and members of committees, including but not limited to, PTO/PTA, PAC, School Improvement Councils, Health Councils, Drug/Alcohol Councils, and school volunteers, are not considered MPY members.

PDPs and CEUs

MPY is an approved Professional Development Provider through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (Provider No. F20180079). Professional Development Points (PDPs) are offered for most MPY professional development webinars. PDPs are issued in 10 hour increments, per DESE requirements.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for clinical staff through the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA). The NASW and the MaMHCA approve each event individually. CEUs may be given in hourly increments.

To receive PDPs and CEUs, participants must pass the quiz.

Event Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend a MPY webinar you must cancel, through Bonnie Mullen at bonnie@mpyinc.org, one business day before the webinar.

For MPY hybrid conferences, the date in-person registration closes will be posted on MPY’s website. Virtual conference registration will close one business day before the hybrid conference. You cannot cancel or switch your registration from in-person to virtual after in-person registration closes. Please email Bonnie Mullen at bonnie@mpyinc.org with any questions regarding registration.

  • Enrollment in this course closed on 03/05/2024.

If you are seeking to receive CEUs and/or PDPs, please click Register Now. Once you complete the webinar series, you will be able to take quizzes for CEUs and/or PDPs. Upon completion of each quiz, you will receive a certificate.

All sessions are 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

  • Session 1: March 5, 2024,Anxiety in Students
  • Session 2: March 12, 2024, Depression in Students
  • Session 3: March 19, 2024, Executive Functioning in Students 
  • Session 4: March 26, 2024, Trauma in Students 
  • Session 5: April 2, 2024, COVID 19 and its Long-term Impact on Students