Get Out of My Life: But Can You First take Me to The Mall? Working with Highly Resistant Adolescents
By Robert Ackerman, PhD
Families under stress produce adolescents who are under stress. This is especially true for families that experience alcohol and drug abuse problems, child abuse, spouse abuse, divorce, and other dysfunctional behaviors. Many of the young people from these families become at risk for a variety of emotional and behavioral problems. This workshop will address the emotional and behavioral impact on youth who become “high risk” or “at risk” for a variety of problems. Dr. Ackerman presents a cognitive behavioral model for helping adolescents eliminate self-defeating behaviors.
1. To identify common emotional and behavioral problems for high risk adolescents.
2. To apply systems theory and a developmental model for assessing differences in adolescents from high risk families.
3. To define resistance in adolescents and related conduct and oppositional defiant behaviors.
4. To explain a cognitive behavioral model for helping adolescents eliminate self-defeating behaviors.
5. To discuss effective methods for working with resistant adolescents for counselors, educators, and parents.
NOTE: There are no CEs available with this product.