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Helping Adolescent Girls In Crisis

media-audiocourse-tn With Martha Straus • 4 Sessions • 4 Optional CE Hours

teens-a320-depressed-girlLearn concrete steps for connecting with and supporting enraged, despairing, often self-harming and suicidal teenage girls that can help them reengage with others and begin to thrive.

Many adolescent girls today are in a crisis of rage and despair. Some try to disappear through starvation. Others carve indecipherable symbols onto their arms, run away from home, or attempt suicide. This practical workshop will explore concrete strategies and methods for helping girls in crisis.

What's Covered in A320 Helping Adolescent Girls In Crisis:

  • A variety of practical strategies that work, including harm reduction, inviting resistance, and developing a protective circle of adults.
  • How to understand the underlying meanings of adolescent behavior.
  • A step-by-step system for staying connected to these adolescents as you help them become competent, independent young women.

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A320 Helping Adolescent Girls in Crisis

Session 1:

  • The secret lives of teenage girls
  • Adolescence: Theirs and ours 
  • Adolescent development : The growing brain and the hostile culture
  • Systems in an uproar: Home, school, work, community
  • The protective circle of adults and Adult Deficit Disorder

Session 2:

  • Attachment and separation in adolescence
  • Direct and indirect communication and aggression
  • Reading the subtext of adolescent girl behavior
  • Therapy in the storm

Session 3:

  • Internalizing problems
  • Cutting and suicide attempts
  • Thoughts on interviewing and intervening

Session 4:

  • Externalizing problems
  • Sexual acting out, ODD, girl rage
  • Thoughts on interviewing and intervening

Meet Presenter Martha Straus, PhD

Martha StrausMartha Straus, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology at Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, New Hampshire, and an adjunct instructor in psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School. She's the author of No-Talk Therapy for Children and Adolescent and the forthcoming All the Rage: Helping Adolescent Girls in Crisis.


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The content of this course is at the introductory - intermediate level.