Inside the World of Bullying: What We Know and Where We Go from Here

Presented by Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, MS, LPC on 03-14-2014 at 9 a.m. Pacific

Bullying is a prevalent problem among today’s teens, with an estimated 30% of students between the ages of 12 and 18 being bullied at school. This epidemic is a major threat to the mental, physical, economic, and social well-being of our communities.

Bullying is an intentional aggressive action, methodically and deliberately planned to harm and hurt another person. While bullying is not a new phenomenon, the ways in which people bully have been transformed completely in recent decades. In the past, once a child got off the bus, there was a reprieve from bullying, but today, bullying has moved out of the school yard and invaded every realm of a youth's life through the use of electronics and technology. The consequences of bullying include psychological problems, and some extend well into adulthood. Research has demonstrated that some of the consequences and correlations of bullying include:

What resources are available to help the victim, the perpetrator, and their families? Bullying programs pop up right and left, and national and international awareness is brought to the issue, but many teens who are bullied don't seek help. The perpetrator—who is about four times as likely to have been hurt by a family member than peers who were neither bullies nor victims of bullying—may lack necessary social skills to communicate and express feelings. Many parents don’t know what to do or where to turn. As clinicians, how do we reach these individuals and let them know that it does get better, that there is hope, and to never give up? Collectively, what can we do to stop this vicious cycle before it causes more devastation?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is considered one of the most effective and trusted treatments for the emotional repercussions of bullying, including emotional distress, posttraumatic stress, and social anxiety. CBT helps people understand their feelings and thoughts regarding a particular situation and how those feelings and thoughts influence their emotional responses and actions. When people suffer from unpleasant situations, destructive thoughts and behaviors are used as coping mechanisms, and these same tactics can be detrimental to intimate relationships, social situations, and professional prospects. Recognizing the correlation between thought processes and actions is a critical step in developing better behaviors. In other words, before new thought processes can take effect, the old ones must be understood.

This unique web conference will address the very core of bullying. All dimensions of bullying will be explored, and no stone will be left unturned. Case scenarios and real-life examples will be reviewed, and the audience will engage in thought-provoking discussions and role-playing scenarios. This interactive web conference will help you learn more effective ways to help your clients cope with bullying. More importantly, it will drive the message home that there is hope, that interventions do have positive impacts, and that we can work collectively to decrease bullying.

This web conference is intermediate instructional level and designed to help clinicians:

  1. Define and understand the scope of bullying;
  2. Investigate bullying from a historical perspective;
  3. Compare different ways that youth bully;
  4. Examine how bullying impacts targets;
  5. Discuss how bullying impacts perpetrators;
  6. Develop and implement empirically supported treatment plans to assist clients who are targets or perpetrators;
  7. Analyze the impact bullying has on the community;
  8. Develop and implement effective anti-bullying programs.

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How the Web Conference Works

Attendees who register for this event will log in to the web conference center by using a computer and calling in to the teleconference line. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via computer. Live streaming video and/or document sharing will also be available to participants. Alternatively, attendees may dial in to the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions.

Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable.

This event will include lecture and question-and-answer periods. A recording of the web conference will be available to members in GoodTherapy.org's Continuing Education Archives within two weeks. After the live event, a written transcript of the event will be available in the Member's Area. Members of GoodTherapy.org can receive continuing education credits for attending this event by logging in to the GoodTherapy.org Member's Area.

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

Two CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.

GoodTherapy.org is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services.

GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.

GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content and is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.

Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to GoodTherapy.org members.

This event has already taken place. An audio recording for this event may be available in the Member's Area.

Highlights

"It's important that we drop the label of bullying. If you've noticed throughout today's presentation, I used "the child who bullies." And there's a reason for that. Bullying is a behavior, it is not a child. And being a counselor, we know that change exists or we wouldn't be in the field that we're in. We are agents of change, and we focus on behaviors . . . if we can just take the behavior label off of a person and just focus on the bullying behaviors that need to be changed, then I think that's a step in the right direction with these children." - Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, MS, LPC

Event Reviews from Members

"She was clear, articulate, and easy to understand. It was great to see her on the video talking while the program was going forward. Excellent presenter!" - Karen Christopherson, MSW, LMSW, CAADC

Meet the Presenter

Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, MS, LPC

Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, MS, LPC

Raychelle C. Lohmann, MS, LPC, is an author who writes on top issues facing teens and parents. Most recently, she co-authored a self-help book for teenagers with Julia V. Taylor, The Bullying Workbook for Teens. Raychelle is also the author of an anger management guide for educators and counseling professionals who work with troubled teens, titled Staying Cool...When You're Steaming Mad and The Anger Workbook for Teens. Lohmann received her undergraduate degree in psychology and her master’s of science degree in counselor education from North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

Lohmann is a contributor to Sharecare.com, an interactive question/answer platform developed by the founder of WebMD and Dr. Oz. SharecareNow listed Lohmann among the top 10 most influential people online for children’s mental health in 2013. She is a member of the NCDA, ASCA, ACA, and SC Counselors Association. Raychelle is a National Board Certified Counselor and a Global Career Development Facilitator.

Raychelle is driven by her mission statement: To help people transform their lives from the inside, out. For more information on Raychelle and her work, please visit www.raychelleclohmann.com.

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    GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
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