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Somerset Hunterdon Warren Psychological Association

“Creativity in the Time of Plague: Promoting Resilience for Children and Families who Struggle with Traumatic Stress During the Pandemic"

  • Friday, January 22, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (UTC-03:00)
  • Zoom


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Somerset Hunterdon Warren Psychological Association

         “Creativity in the Time of Plague: Promoting Resilience for Children and Families who Struggle   with Traumatic Stress During the Pandemic

                                         Presented by:

                         Robert Miller II, PhD.

  Friday January 22, 2021 - 9AM – 12:15PM – Live Zoom Webinar

                                       (15 Minute Break at 10:30)       

                Register & pay for Zoom program at

                                   $25 SHWPA/$35 Non SHWPA

     Zoom Meeting ID & Password will be emailed to registrants

Three (3) Continuing Education (CE) Credits from NJPA (additional Fee)

 FEES: Sustaining Member - Free, NJPA Member -$15, Non-NJPA Member-$25

Link to NJPA to pay for CEs and complete NJPA evaluation will be provided to registrants on Friday January 22, 2021.  

Program: This webinar will introduce participants to empirically supported and creative therapeutic strategies for promoting an enhanced resilience response for children who struggle with dysregulation during the global pandemic. Examples of therapeutic attention for trauma related memory, dysregulation, optimal parenting approaches to help children, and the promotion of expressive capacity for children who have difficulty putting feelings into words will be provided in case presentation and discussion.

Presenter: Robert Miller II, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist practicing in Princeton and Montclair, New Jersey. Dr. Miller provides child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy, trauma centered therapy, couples and student counseling as well as parenting and family consultation. Dr. Miller is a recognized expert witness in forensic child psychology and bonding who provides testimony to the court in child protection matters and consultation regarding adoption issues.                                                                                                                                            

Learning Objectives

Define (4) empirically derived domains of functioning for enhancing multidimensional resilience response during the pandemic for children who struggle with trauma related illness in the context of family and peer relationships.

Define culturally competent trauma assessment beyond the DSM system including description of intergenerational trauma and racial trauma.

Identify an expressive age appropriate developmental continuum for representational modes to enhance the therapeutic use of exposure methods for addressing trauma schemas in the treatment of trauma related illness.

Provide participants with an empirically supported rationale and case examples for the use of Creative Arts Therapies (art, music, dance, drama, poetry) in the treatment of trauma related problems for children. Creative approaches including narrative storytelling, improvisation, pretend play, and performance arts to promote a resilience response in children will be described in this presentation.

Target Audience:  Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Creative Arts Therapists, Nurses, Physicians, Educators, Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Teachers and Graduate Students.                                                                                                                                                            Program Sophistication: Intermediate- Some basic knowledge of the specific content is required.  Commercial Support:  Dr. Miller does not have any commercial support and/or conflict of interest for this program.                                                                                                                              

ADA Accommodations: Available upon request. Please Email written accommodation requests no later than January 14, 2021 to Virginia Walters, Psy.D. (                                     

  Register: and pay by credit card at by January 20, 2021, OR Checks payable to SHWPA  can be mailed to Mark Aronson P.O. Box 283 Pluckemin, NJ 07978-0283  - PLEASE include your email address with the check - so SHWPA can email the Zoom Invitation.                                                 

   Registration cancellations made more than 48 hours in advance of the program, full fee will be refunded.

Contact Virginia Walters, Psy.D.    908-439-3456 X8 or

This workshop is co-sponsored by NJPA and the Somerset Hunterdon Warren Psychological Association.

NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.

NJPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.


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