Foundations of Working with Children in Private Practice (8 Hours)

Foundations of Working with Children in Private Practice (8 Hours)

Foundations of Working with Children in Private Practice (8 Hours)

Price: $96.00


This course provides mental health practitioners with a solid foundation for working with children in private practice. This engaging course is presented by Amanda Rowan and Beth Kanne-Casselman, who engage in a conversational style dialogue where they address many of the key issues that arise when working with children in private practice. The presenters discuss the legal and ethical issues unique to working with children and their families, provide guidance on how to set up an office tailored to a younger client population, and explore different therapeutic considerations for all stages of treatment. In addition, this course includes sample private practice forms that therapists can tailor for personal use.



This course is appropriate for mental health clinicians at all levels of experience to work more effectively with children in private practice. 

Therapist Development Center, provider 1449, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Therapist Development Center maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 5/30/21-5/30/24. Social workers completing this course receive 8 continuing education credits.


The BBS accepts continuing education courses approved under ASWB ACE for all licensees in California. 




Amanda Rowan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the founder and CEO of the Therapist Development Center. Amanda graduated with honors from Dartmouth College where she majored in neuroscience and completed her senior thesis on the neuroscience of the learning process. She earned her Masters in Social Welfare at UCLA. Since founding the Therapist Development Center in 2008, Amanda has prepared more than 40,000 therapists nationwide to pass their state licensing exams. 


Beth Kanne-Casselman, LMFT, MEd is a psychotherapist and credentialed school teacher, holding Master Degrees in both fields. Beth taught preschool and public elementary school for 20 years and has been in private practice as a psychotherapist for the last 13 years. She has worked with children of all ages and their families for the past 27 years. Beth’s unique background--combining family therapy, child development, and education provides a strong foundation for meeting individual, child, and family needs and fostering long-term happiness and success. In general, the families she works with are dealing with issues of infant, child, and adolescent development. Families may be facing such challenges as children’s behavior issues, depression, anxiety, school-related concerns, and life transitions.



Upon completion, participants are expected to be able to:

  1. Explain common issues seen in private practice
  2. Identify key elements to consider when working with children
  3. Describe techniques for engaging families
  4. Identify helpful office set-ups
  5. Describe at least 3 types of materials to include in-office set-up
  6. Summarize the importance of boundaries
  7. Explain the consent process when working with minors
  8. Describe key concerns regarding confidentiality with minors



  1. Lecture 1
    1. Course Introduction 
    2. Primary types of issues seen in private practice
    3. Key elements to consider when working with children
    4. Theoretical framework 
  2. Lecture 2
    1. How to engage the families 
    2. First interaction with the client
    3. Initial session 
  3. Lecture 3
    1. Office set up 
    2. Interior 
    3. Materials
  4. Lecture 4
    1. Choosing what materials to use
    2. Setting boundaries
    3. Supervision/Consultation
    4. Parental Involvement
  5. Lecture 5
    1. Consent to treatment
    2. No Surprise Act
    3. Confidentiality
    4. Privilege 


REGISTRATION: Please register online at


PRICE: $96


HOW TO ACCESS THIS COURSE: Once registered, participants will be able to download documents and listen to recorded audio lectures. 


CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: The participant will be able to print their certificate of completion immediately after receiving a score of 80% or better on the posttest and completing the course evaluation.


CANCELLATION POLICY: If you contact us prior to completing the post-test, you will receive a tuition refund less a $10 cancellation fee.


GRIEVANCE POLICY: Your satisfaction is our goal. If you have any grievances, please contact the Continuing Education Director via email at


ADA NEEDS: We are happy to accommodate your ADA needs. Please email


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