6/8/2023- Understanding Your Neurodivergent Clients

Teresa Currivan, LMFT

Saturday, June 8, 2024, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm PST. Hybrid Course.

Understanding Your Neurodivergent Clients

This introductory class explains neurodivergence by describing the various traits of neurodivergence such as ADHD, Gifted and Talented, Sensory Processing Disorders, Autism, and more. It will help clinicians understand how each trait co-occurs in order to make each neurodivergent individual unique. Tips for working with neurodivergent individuals will be given.

Accurate treatment and diagnoses in the clinical setting will be touched upon so that any previous misdiagnoses may be understood. Some examples of what neurodivergent school-aged individuals go through in the educational setting will be given so as to be better able to help both children and adults who may have experienced school trauma.

Course Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe most neurodivergent traits.
  • Participants will be able to discuss why the co-occurrence of these traits is fundamental to understanding neurodivergent individuals and how to apply this knowledge in order to better understand neurodivergent clients.
  • Participants will be able to discuss the implications for the treatment of school-aged neurodivergent clients.

Teresa Currivan  is a licensed marriage and family therapist (#MFC49707), parent coach, and school therapist for the San Francisco Unified School District. She is the author of the book, My Differently Tuned-In Child: The Right Place for Strength-Based Solutions. She is recognized for developing The Currivan Protocol™ assessment tool for neurodivergent children. Teresa has connections to SF Bay Area schools where she trains teachers, administrators, and clinicians using The Currivan Protocol™. She leads support groups for parents of twice-exceptional children at The Right Place Learning Center (now on Zoom video). She writes extensively on topics related to differently wired children and has been published in Mother.ly, Parent.co, Filter Free Parents, GHF (Gifted Homeschoolers Forum), and Hoagies Education Page.

She has previously worked at Fusion Academy High School in Walnut Creek and Big Minds Unschool, a K-8 school in Pinole, CA. She received her MA in Counseling Psychology using Drama Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and completed post-graduate training at The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley, CA.

Date & Time: Saturday, June 8, 2024, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm PST. Offered as a Hybrid Course, in-person and via zoom.
In-person spots are limited and registration is a first come first serve basis. Once all in-person spots are taken only zoom will be available.

Zoom invite will be sent out a few days prior to the course date.
Please check for invite the day before the course date, if you do not see the invite please check your spam folder.
If you still do not see it please email Sierra Wilson at swilson@tpi-berkeley.org.

Administrative staff ensure that every registrant is sent the meeting information. If a registrant does not attend due to not finding the course link they will be given credit to use with in 1 year for a future CE course at TPI.

Location: Hybrid Format- in-person at TPI and via Zoom

TPI Address:

2232 Carleton St.

Berkeley, CA 94704

 Fee if Registration Completed: Early Bird by 02/15/24 after 02/15/24 after 05/23/24
TPI Members $65 $85 $110
Nonmembers $85 $105 $130
Prelicensed Students/Associates $45 $65 $90

CE: 3 Credits. $5 additional fee per CE credit (i.e. 3 CE credits is $15 total). Attendees must participate in live sessions to receive CE's.The Psychotherapy Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs (provider number PSY005). The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts continuing education credit granted by the California Psychological Association or by any of its Approved Providers. The Psychotherapy Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. (see Registration and Course Policies).

Contact Administrative Coordinator with any questions or concerns: swilson@tpi-berkeley.org.

Registration Closes: 
Friday, June 7, 2024 - 3:00pm
$5 fee per CE
Once all in-person spots are claimed only zoom will be available