Tag: A New Road Map for Working with Kids and Teens

Charlotte Reznick on tapping into Imagination to disarm young clients’ defenses

It can be hard to get around your young clients’ defense systems so that the good, therapeutic information gets through.

That’s why Charlotte Reznick, author of The Power of Your Child’s Imagination, uses “animal friends” with her young clients—imaginary creatures she helps kids invent to express their feelings, cope with problems, and even practice new behaviors in therapy and outside.

In this brief video clip, Charlotte explains how you can do this too.

This video is from our Webcast series A New Road Map for Working with Kids and Teens: Getting Through to Today’s Distracted Youth. The series features Ron Taffel, Charlotte Reznick, Daniel Siegel, Lynn Lyons, Martha Straus, and Janet Edgette—clinical innovators who will offer practical guidance on ways to get through to even your most resistant young client and improve positive outcomes in your work with kids and teens. Learn more about this limited time re-release Webcast series.

How to Talk to Kids in a Way They Understand

It can be hard to engage your younger clients.

According to Janet Edgette, author of Adolescent Therapy That Really Works, “We already know some of the things kids don’t respond well to in therapy—excessive questioning and standardized treatment protocols included.”

So what does work? Janet says it takes authenticity, perspective, and knowing how to make kids feel like they’re being listened to and respected.

In this brief video, she offers concrete tips for approaching young clients who are apprehensive about therapy.

This video is from our Webcast series A New Road Map for Working with Kids and Teens: Getting Through to Today’s Distracted Youth. The series features Ron Taffel, Charlotte Reznick, Daniel Siegel, Lynn Lyons, Martha Straus, and Janet Edgette—clinical innovators who will offer practical guidance on ways to get through to even your most resistant young client and improve positive outcomes in your work with kids and teens. Learn more about this limited time re-release Webcast series.

How Being Calm and Collected Gets Us Connected

Young kids can’t self-soothe and regulate emotion like adults can.

So in situations when children are misbehaving, repercussions like Time Out often lead to making the behavior worse, because they feel misunderstood and alone—leading them to act out even more.

Martha Straus, author of No-Talk Therapy for Children and Adolescents, says that when these situations occur, we need to “loan” them our adult limbic brains and emotional stability to help kids feel attended to and comforted.

In this brief video clip, Martha recalls an instance in which she used co-regulation with a young boy who was put in isolation after throwing a tantrum at school.

This video is from our Webcast series A New Road Map for Working with Kids and Teens: Getting Through to Today’s Distracted Youth. The series features Ron Taffel, Charlotte Reznick, Daniel Siegel, Lynn Lyons, Martha Straus, and Janet Edgette—clinical innovators who will offer practical guidance on ways to get through to even your most resistant young client and improve positive outcomes in your work with kids and teens. Learn more about this limited time re-release Webcast series.

 

 

Ron Taffel on Creating Conditions for Connection

How do you create an atmosphere that your teen clients will value rather than resist?

According to Ron Taffel, the 1-2-3 combination is to be less guarded, more spontaneous, and stop worrying that being yourself—warts and all—will weaken your credibility.

Teens are looking for authenticity and when they find the real thing, they’ll engage.

Here’s how it works.

This video is from our Webcast series A New Road Map for Working with Kids and Teens: Getting Through to Today’s Distracted Youth. The series features Ron Taffel, Charlotte Reznick, Daniel Siegel, Lynn Lyons, Martha Straus, and Janet Edgette—clinical innovators who will offer practical guidance on ways to get through to even your most resistant young client and improve positive outcomes in your work with kids and teens. Learn more about this limited time re-release Webcast series.

Dan Siegel on the Power of the Teenage Brain

Dan Siegel knows that nobody—especially an angst-filled teenager—likes being told what to do.

That’s why he takes a more roundabout approach to connect with younger clients. He claims the first thing you should ask is, “Would you like to know more about your brain?”

By taking the emphasis off of “talking about feelings” and placing it on science, Dan creates a space that can lead to action-oriented solutions and positive growth.

See how it’s done.

This video is from our Webcast series A New Road Map for Working with Kids and Teens: Getting Through to Today’s Distracted YouthThe series features Ron Taffel, Charlotte Reznick, Daniel Siegel, Lynn Lyons, Martha Straus, and Janet Edgette—clinical innovators who will offer practical guidance on ways to get through to even your most resistant young client and improve positive outcomes in your work with kids and teens. Learn more about this limited time re-release Webcast series.

A New Road Map for Working with Kids and Teens:
NP0057 – Session 6

 
Tell Us What You Think | Ask Questions | Get Feedback From Your Peers
Will you use a therapeutic co-regulation based approach to help teens re-regulate their emotions? How will what you learned affect the way you practice? What did you enjoy about what Martha said?

If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

A New Road Map for Working with Kids and Teens:
NP0057 – Session 5

 
Tell Us What You Think | Ask Questions | Get Feedback From Your Peers
Will you use a therapeutic co-regulation based approach to help teens re-regulate their emotions? How will what you learned affect the way you practice? What did you enjoy about what Martha said?

If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

A New Road Map for Working with Kids and Teens:
NP0057 – Session 4

 
Tell Us What You Think | Ask Questions | Get Feedback From Your Peers
How will you change your therapy with kids and teens to a lighter, more creative experience? What did you enjoy about this session? Did Lynn teach you something that you caused you to change your practice?

If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

A New Road Map for Working with Kids and Teens:
NP0057 – Session 3

 
Tell Us What You Think | Ask Questions | Get Feedback From Your Peers
What do you think are the benefits of helping both teens develop a fuller understanding of how their brain works? How will what you learned change the way you practice? Was there something that you discovered that changed you?

If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

A New Road Map for Working with Kids and Teens:
NP0057 – Session 2

 
Tell Us What You Think | Ask Questions | Get Feedback From Your Peers
How would you incorporate meditation, mindfulness, and imagery (MMI) to help kids and teens in your practice? Was there something that made you think deeper in what Charlotte presented? What did you think of this session?

If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.