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Building Capacity to Manage Pediatric Mental Health in Primary Care Settings- Gain valuable skills by participating in this webinar series presented in partnership by ICAAP on 8/6, 8/20, 9/9 & 9/23.
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Shawn Amador, LCSW RDT

Illinois DocAssist Resource Specialist

About

Shawn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with Doc Assist and enjoys consulting about student and client needs. With over 25 years of experience, Shawn has a multitude of experience in schools, clinical practice and in community settings.  Shawn has a domestic violence advocacy certification, dramatherapy certification, as well as her school social worker certification.  In practice, Shawn has worked with children and teens with disabilities across the spectrum, LGTBQ+, 18-21 population, anxiety, mood difficulties, ADHD, as well as with survivors of domestic violence.  With utilizing a creative approach to therapy, her techniques in therapy include play, improv games, dramatherapy and role plays to practice social and emotional skills. Shawn’s favorite modalities include CBT, DBT, the Polyvagal Theory and Mindfulness.  Shawn is a published author of two books about the use of sketch comedy and improv games for social emotional learning and in therapy and has been an invited speaker across the country for her work with using improv in therapy/Social Emotional Learning.