Children & Adolescents

211/311 Talking with Teenagers

Janet EdgetteJanet Sasson Edgette • Friday All Day
Most teens are only in therapy because their parents, their teachers, the juvenile court judge, or some other authority has told them they must see a therapist—or else. Consequently, they often find standard therapeutic bromides and shrink-wrapped Continue reading

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214/314 Self-Destructive Teens

Matthew SelekmanMark BeyebachMatthew Selekman & Mark Beyebach • Friday All Day
The challenge of treating adolescents caught in a cycle of self-destructive behavior and addiction can’t be overstated, but Continue reading

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221 Helping the Bullied Child

Stan DavisStan Davis • Friday Morning
Therapists often feel powerless to help a child who’s being bullied, and, as a result, may inadvertently increase the child’s self-blame. This workshop provides a systematic approach to empower bullied young people and build inner strength and resilience, Continue reading

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229 The Dissociative Child

Joyanna SilbergJoyanna Silberg • Friday Morning
There are few clinical experiences as disconcerting and heartbreaking as sitting with a traumatized child experiencing dissociation. What do you do when a child or teenager seems frozen or dazed, hears illusory voices, and seems to have lost any connection Continue reading

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319 Oppositional Teens

Martha StrausMartha Straus • Friday Afternoon
Is it time to rethink the time-out as a disciplinary practice for out of control adolescents? The purpose of this widely accepted technique is to give misbehaving kids a few minutes by themselves to re-regulate their emotions, but many oppositional Continue reading

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403/503 Adolescence to Adulthood

Ron TaffelMartha StrausRon Taffel & Martha Straus • Saturday All Day
We’re used to thinking about adolescents as learning to stand ever more securely on their own two feet as they emerge into young Continue reading

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407/507 Anxious Kids & Parents

Lynn LyonsLynn Lyons • Saturday All Day
Research shows that children with anxious parents are many times likelier than other children to develop anxiety. Usually, both parents and children in these families have trouble with uncertainty, anxious feelings, and problem-solving. In this workshop, Continue reading

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411/511 Kids’ Skills

Ben FurmanBen Furman • Saturday All Day
The problems of children and adolescents all over the world today are, too often, treated with drugs or behavioral management plans that only disempower the kids, as well as their parents and teachers. In this workshop, we’ll discuss Kids’ Skills, a Continue reading

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422 Families & Autism

Alexandra SolomonAlexandra Solomon • Saturday Morning
The number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has increased dramatically in the last 20 years, and its diagnosis can mean overwhelming practical, financial, and emotional challenges for families. In this workshop, we’ll Continue reading

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527 The Generational Divide

David FlohrDavid Flohr • Saturday Afternoon
In today’s free-for-all, mass-culture society, it’s understandable that many parents feel either obsolete or baffled by how to relate to their children in ways that will feel authentic to both generations. This workshop will show you how the innovative Continue reading

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613 The Last Boys Picked

Janet EdgetteJanet Sasson Edgette • Sunday All Day
Boys who don’t adhere to standard masculine ideals (who are smaller, slower, less aggressive, not into sports) often find themselves marginalized by peers and targeted by bullies. This workshop will present a comprehensive plan for helping these boys Continue reading

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