Working with Resistant Teens: A Motivational Interviewing Approach
By Dave Verhaagen, PhD
What do you do with teenagers who are doing really scary things like substance abuse, dangerous thrill-seeking, or illegal behavior, but are completely resistant to help? They seem to be in need of a reality check or a heavy confrontation, but those approaches often don’t seem to work. Motivational Interviewing is an empirically-supported therapy model that seems to work better the more resistant and hostile a child/adolescent is. This helpful workshop teaches you the basics of this model and how it can be used effectively with resistant teens.
1. Participants will be able to explain the five stages of change.
2. Participants will be able to describe four types of “change talk.”
3. Participants will be able to explain at least three types of motivational strategies.
NOTE: There are no CEs available with this product.