Case Conceptualization: Utilizing Client Data to Enhance Effective Planning and Treatment

Denise R. Wolf, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPC – 3 CEU’s

9:30 to 12:30

March 18, 2021

A live interactive training using the Zoom Pro platform in two parts

Price per person $89


This three-hour, interactive training will familiarize participants with a structured format for clinical case conceptualization. Participants will use this format to refine their hypothesis about their clients’ needs related to care and service provision through a developmentally, culturally and interpersonally appropriate context. Participants will engage in small group break out rooms to work with colleagues towards setting collaborative treatment goals utilizing the case conceptualization format presented. Potential individual, social, and systematic barriers to treatment will be identified and discussed. The participants will become familiar with this format with the goal of transitioning skills and perspectives learned to immediate clinical implementation.

Training Objectives:

1. Effectively develop a case conceptualization in multiple formats to enhance effective planning and treatment
2. Gather and assess information about the client’s developmental, familial, contextual risk, and protective factors
3. Identify developmental, precipitating and maintaining factors that contribute to maladaptive behaviors and adjustment difficulties
4. Highlight cultural, racial, and gender specific risk and protective factors
5. Identify potential individual, social and systemic barriers that often interfere with effective treatment


This event is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR) for a maximum of 3 credit hours. Bryn Mawr College GSSWSR, as a CSWE accredited School of Social Work, is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for Social Workers, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists in Pennsylvania and many other states.

About the Speaker:

Denise R. Wolf, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPC is the Assistant Director of Art Therapy at Cedar Crest College as well as owner and practitioner therapist of Mangata Services. Denise is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Registered, Board Certified and an Art Therapy Certified Supervisor through the Art Therapy Credentials Board. She received her graduate degree from Drexel University. Denise received her DBT training from the University of Washington and was able to learn directly from DBT founder Marsha Linehan. For over 20 years, Denise has been practicing as a therapist primarily treating adolescents with histories of complex interpersonal trauma. She works as a consultant for many local agencies and organizations including Mastery Charter Schools and The Philadelphia Art Museum providing clinical supervision and programming related to trauma-informed care.

Denise has presented at city, state, national and international conferences in the areas of DBT, trauma informed care, trauma and neurobiology, pedagogy, and clinical supervision. She has several articles published in peer reviewed journals and has contributed chapters to seminal texts on her clinical work with adolescents.


Time Content Style of delivery
9:30 – 9:45 Introductions, Orientation to online workshops. Facilitator Led, Experiential
9:45 – 10:15 Case conceptualization: rationale and format Facilitator Led
10:15-10:45 Cultural Humility and Trauma Informed perspectives Facilitator led/large group discussion
10:45 – 11:15 Assessing client strengths Facilitator led, experiential
11:15 – 11:30 BREAK
11:30 – 12 Small group work: case conceptualizations vignettes Break out rooms, participant led
12:00 -12:20 Large group report out and discussion Group Discussion, question and answer
12:20 – 12:30 Conclusion and evaluations Participant led

Procedure: After registration, you will be sent a confirmation, and a receipt of payment. A few days before the training you will receive a packet containing instructions for logging on to the Zoom session, handouts, and the requirements for your certificate and CEU’s (if applicable)

Cancellations and Refunds: Canceling your registration must be done by email ( prior to five business days from the training date. If you have paid the fee, you will receive a refund or credit (your choice). If you fail to cancel prior to five business days and have paid, you or your agency will forfeit the fee. If you fail to cancel prior to five business days from the training date and have not paid, you or your agency will be billed for the full fee. Thank you

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  • March 18, 2021 9:30 am   -   12:30 pm
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