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Engaging Teens in Therapy - Hilliard
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When: Friday, January 19, 2018
9:00 AM
Where: United States

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This training is designed to help anyone who works directly with teens better understand them, and improve their ability to help them. We will discuss biopsychosocial adolescent development, and the importance of incorporating developmental knowledge into practice. We will address the complicated nature of teen culture, the pressures of social media, gender & sexuality issues, and the impact of trauma on teens. We will review the DSM-5 criteria for different diagnoses, and discuss how different disorders manifest in teens. Ethical considerations including boundaries, confidentiality, and child abuse reporting will be addressed. We will discuss the importance of parents and how to incorporate them into treatment. Finally, participants will learn how to speak the language of teens in direct practice, establish rapport, build a therapeutic alliance, utilize interventions, and assign therapy homework. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a novice in your work with teens, this training has something for you! Learning Objectives 1. Learn about teen development from a biopsychosocial perspective 2. Discuss barriers to normal teen development 3. Discuss teen culture and its impact on mental health 4. Understand how to incorporate teen development in clinical practice 5. Review DSM-5 criteria for different diagnoses 6. Learn how to establish rapport and keep teens talking 7. Apply age-appropriate therapeutic interventions for teens 8. Discuss ethical considerations in working with teens and families

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