Adolescents

218 Up and Down The Worry Hill

Aureen Wagner • Friday Morning
LOCATION: SUITE 225E

Aureen WagnerAnxiety is the most commonly diagnosed mental health problem in children and teens. Yet, although cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to help as many as 80 percent of these patients, it often goes unused with this population. Continue reading

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223 The Lost Girls

Martha Straus • Friday MorninG
LOCATION: SUITE 368W

Martha StrausFor troubled girls lost in a world of neglectful adults, it’s crucial for therapists to actively provide the adult moral compass these confused and often isolated young people need as they develop a sense of adult responsibility and direction.
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407/507 Myths of the Teen Brain

Daniel Siegel • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: AMBASSADOR ROOM

Daniel SiegelAccording to conventional wisdom, the adolescent brain is dangerously immature, a behavioral and emotional explosion waiting to happen as anxious parents hold their breath. Continue reading

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417 Nurturing Dysregulated Teens – CANCELED

NOTE: THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Ron Taffel • Saturday morning
LOCATION: FORUM ROOM

Ron TaffelWe’re seeing more acting out and anxiety/affective disorders in adolescents than ever before. At the same time, our ideas of how to connect with young people who are allergic to anything that sounds like therapy talk remains utterly outdated. Continue reading

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518 Soothing the Traumatized Adolescent

Martha Straus • Saturday Afternoon
LOCatioN: suite 200e

Martha StrausIs it time to rethink the “timeout” as a disciplinary practice for out-of-control adolescents? Although the purpose of this widely accepted technique is to give misbehaving kids a few minutes by themselves to reregulate their emotions, Continue reading

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