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May 2021

Webinar Medications as Part of a Selective Mutism Treatment Plan: Who? What? When? Why? How? How long?

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free – Live Webinar with Q & A! Wednesday, May 5, 2021 7 – 8 pm Eastern Speaker: Steven Kurtz, PhD, ABPP This webinar is geared toward parents and caretakers. Click below to register: Description: The decision to try adding medicine to a treatment plan for your child with SM is often a very agonizing one. No parent ever wakes up and says, “Gee, I’d love to give my young child a psychotropic medication today.” Rather you wrestle with the…

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Selective Mutism Parent Consultation Groups

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

For parents interested in support in the area of managing their child’s selective mutism (SM) in the challenging age of social distancing, Dr. Caroline Harvey is leading a series of small, monthly consultation groups online. These skills-based groups will allow for individualized attention and questions and offer a space for parents to connect with other families during this stressful time to problem solve creative ways to target your child’s SM. When: Thurs 2/25/21 12:00-1:00 PM EST – Collaborating with Schools…

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June 2021

Online Selective Mutism Training for Mental Health & Allied Health Professionals Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Adapted for Selective Mutism (PCIT-SM)

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM EDT to Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT Training Director Steven Kurtz, PhD, ABPP Global Trainer, PCIT International PCIT-SM Treatment Developer Founder & President, Kurtz Psychology Consulting PC Kurtz Psychology Consulting PC will provide a training over four half-days in June 2021 for mental health, behavioral, and allied health professionals in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Adapted for Selective Mutism (PCIT-SM). This traning will be fully virtual. PCIT-SM is an empirically-supported treatment developed…

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Online Selective Mutism Association Presents Selective Mutism Training Institute for Caregivers of Children with Selective Mutism

June 12 @ 9:00 am - June 13 @ 3:00 pm

Date: June 12 and June 13, 2021 Location: Online Training Time: 9:00-3:30 PM Eastern Standard Time on June 12 and June 13, 2021 Register Now Cost Participation early bird registration (Registration prior to May 15, 2021): $250 Registration after May 15, 2021: $299 *Please note that this training is offered in English and translation services are not provided. If you need special accommodations to attend this training, please email Dr. Lisa Kovac, SMA Executive Director at info@selectivemutism.org prior to registering.…

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Webinar Parents Helping Kids with Selective Mutism: What’s Too Much? What’s Not Enough?

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free – Live Webinar with Q & A! Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7 – 8 pm Eastern Speaker: Leeann Fogelson, MSEd | Kurtz Psychology This webinar is geared toward parents and caretakers. Click below to register Description: For loving caregivers, it is challenging to see your child in distress. It can be difficult to grapple with the fact that ‘rescuing’ a child from moments of distress can actually do more harm than good. When we make it too easy for…

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July 2021

CommuniCamp™ Intensive Group Treatment & Parent Training and Support Program

July 16 - July 19

Location: Meadowbrook School in Greater Philadelphia, PA Area SMA’s Founder and Director Emeritus, Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum and her team, uses her evidence-based treatment approach, Social Communication Anxiety Treatment® (S-CAT®), at the SMart Center’s CommuniCamp™ 3+ day Intensive Group Treatment and Parent Training Program to help children, tweens, and teens ages 3-17 with Selective Mutism, social anxiety, and extreme shyness. Based on 20+ years of clinical experience treating Selective Mutism as a social communication anxiety that is MORE than just not…

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Summer 2021 Mighty Mouth Kids Camp

July 19 - July 23

Mighty Mouth Kids Camp for children with selective mutism (SM) will be running completely online this winter. While COVID-19 has kept us socially distanced, we fully redesigned this special SM treatment program to take full advantage of the situation. Mighty Mouth Kids is the intensive group behavioral treatment model developed by our own Dr. Steven Kurtz and is now accepted as a gold standard treatment for selective mutism (SM). Mighty Mouth simulates a virtual classroom and social setting where the…

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Summer 2021 Mighty Mouth Kids Camp

July 26 - July 31

Mighty Mouth Kids Camp for children with selective mutism (SM) will be running completely online this winter. While COVID-19 has kept us socially distanced, we fully redesigned this special SM treatment program to take full advantage of the situation. Mighty Mouth Kids is the intensive group behavioral treatment model developed by our own Dr. Steven Kurtz and is now accepted as a gold standard treatment for selective mutism (SM). Mighty Mouth simulates a virtual classroom and social setting where the…

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August 2021

Summer 2021 Mighty Mouth Kids Camp

August 2 - August 6

Mighty Mouth Kids Camp for children with selective mutism (SM) will be running completely online this winter. While COVID-19 has kept us socially distanced, we fully redesigned this special SM treatment program to take full advantage of the situation. Mighty Mouth Kids is the intensive group behavioral treatment model developed by our own Dr. Steven Kurtz and is now accepted as a gold standard treatment for selective mutism (SM). Mighty Mouth simulates a virtual classroom and social setting where the…

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CommuniCamp™ Intensive Group Treatment & Parent Training and Support Program

August 13 - August 16

Location: Meadowbrook School in Greater Philadelphia, PA Area SMA’s Founder and Director Emeritus, Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum and her team, uses her evidence-based treatment approach, Social Communication Anxiety Treatment® (S-CAT®), at the SMart Center’s CommuniCamp™ 3+ day Intensive Group Treatment and Parent Training Program to help children, tweens, and teens ages 3-17 with Selective Mutism, social anxiety, and extreme shyness. Based on 20+ years of clinical experience treating Selective Mutism as a social communication anxiety that is MORE than just not…

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