Teens and twenty-somethings are often driven by social comparison, an ego ideal, and the vision of a future self. These influences serve as a virtual developmental pressure cooker. Further, human development is asynchronous, meaning that we develop in different areas at different rates. When adolescents and young adults feel behind or ahead in any of these key areas it often adds to the intense pressure they may already feel.
This web conference utilizes a fresh approach to teaching clinicians how to help young people understand the pressures and developmental issues they face. We will also look at examples of interventions that create experiences to help youth internalize the life skills they need to become more active agents of their own growth.
The developmental stress reduction method (DSRM)© offers a new approach to decision-making and self-awareness that honors the intelligence of youth and demystifies their sometimes inconsistent and self-defeating behavior. New research about how wisdom is acquired has profound implications for young people and offers youth-oriented therapists creative tools that cultivate wisdom acceleration. If we succeed at facilitating this emerging adult stage, we are more likely to steer youth toward more productive and healthier lives.
This intermediate instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:
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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.
This organization, 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. 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.
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.
Premium Membership with GoodTherapy includes access to this web conference at no cost. Not yet a Premium Member? Mental health professionals can attend this live web conference for $29.95 or access the homestudy recording for $14.95.
Tom Bissonette, MSW, LMSW is a psychotherapist and an educator. He has taught courses on adolescent and young adult development at the University of Tennessee for 20 years. In addition, Tom is the founder of Younger and Wiser, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides developmental education programs for youth, parents, counselors, and educators.
As a counselor and mentor, Tom is committed to assisting young people in understanding and navigating their own inner growth and development, and in reaching their full potential. He created the Developmental Stress Reduction Method (DSRM)© to help adolescents and young adults to recognize and develop balance in all aspects of life. For more information about Tom and his work, please visit www.youngandwiser.org.