November 6, 2020 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Adolescents sometimes seem like their own species – they have their own language, norms of behavior, code of conduct, etc. But what makes them tick? More importantly, how do they decide what to do in any given situation?
This hands-on workshop will provide basic information on development, techniques to use when dealing with adolescents, and practice scenarios to apply the new techniques.
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will:
• Have a more thorough understanding of the physical, cognitive and social/emotional development of an adolescent (including differentiating Social Anxiety Disorder from Imaginary Audience)
• Recognize the role this development plays in their decision-making process
• Learn developmentally appropriate techniques to use when dealing with adolescents
• Develop effective interventions that will enhance (rather than deter from) communication with the adolescent.