Common Conditions and Brief Treatment Options for Children and Adolescents

Presented by Ruth Olmer, Psy.D., and Steven Olmer, Psy.D.
November 3rd,  1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Instructional Level


Course Description and Target Audience

During this didactic, attendees will learn common behavioral concerns seen in children and adolescents, as well as common medical concerns in children and adolescents that have behavioral or lifestyle overlap. Attendees will be exposed to brief interventions that correspond to respective conditions and presentations. A contextual framework will be emphasized when discussing these conditions. Experiences will include didactic education, case presentations, and role plays.

The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians etc).

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will be able to identify common behavioral and medical concerns that have lifestyle/behavioral factors commonly seen in children/adolescents.
  • Attendees will be able to apply a contextual framework to dealing with these common conditions.
  • Attendees will be able to identify and apply brief evidence informed interventions to these concerns.

Presenter Information

Ruth Olmer, Psy.D., is a Behavioral Health Consultant at CHCW, since 2017. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in 2015. She spent her internship at Otis R. Bowen Center, a Community Mental Health Center, and her residency at VA Black Hills Healthcare System, a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Olmer’s research interest include Neuropsychological screening within the PCHB model; effect of group treatment access on frequency of primary care utilization; couple and parenting interventions within the PCBH model. Her theoretical orientation is Systemic and Solution-Focused.

Steven Olmer, Psy.D., is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is the Site Training Director for Yakima Neighborhood Health Services. Dr. Olmer is a 2014 graduate of The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute He spent his internship and residency in Community Mental Health Centers, with an emphasis on psychological testing and individual/group/family therapy. His Theoretical Orientation is Family Systems; CBT; Solution Focused, and he has research interest in how medical conditions impact family relationships, and psychological assessments/testing relevant for primary care.

*National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPTC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.