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Join Ron Taffel, Charlotte Reznick, Daniel Siegel, Lynn Lyons, Martha Straus, and Janet Edgette for A New Road Map to Working with Kids and Teens: Getting Through to Today's Distracted Youth. Here's your chance to learn innovative approaches from the experts on how to effectively engage with today's kids and teens in your practice.

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Getting Through to Today’s Distracted Youth

It’s always challenging to work with kids and teens. After all, they don't want to be in therapy. And the challenge is becoming more difficult as we increasingly see children and adolescents who are disregulated, shut-down, insecurely attached, or in emotional distress, not only as a result of neglect or abuse, but because they're overprotected, overprogrammed, overeducated, and over-controlled.

To help you make sense of this sea change and master new approaches that really work with today's younger clients, we invited leading clinical innovators Daniel Siegel, Ron Taffel, Charlotte Reznick, Lynn Lyons, Martha Straus, and Janet Edgette to be part of our 6-session Webcast series—A New Road Map for Working with Kids and Teens. You’ll learn:

  • How the latest research on brain development can inform a more effective approach with young clients
  • Powerful methods for helping kids cope with uncomfortable emotions like anger, anxiety, grief, sadness, and fear
  • New ways to foster an atmosphere of play, risk-taking, and creativity in your consultation room
  • Concrete guidance on how to incorporate mind/body methods, mindfulness, meditation, and imagery unobtrusively with your youngest clients
  • Practical tips involving parents in treatment to support a child’s changes back home

6 Leading Experts! 6 Information-Packed Sessions!

How to Connect with Today’s Chronically Dysregulated Teens
Ron Taffel, Ph.D.

Here’s a contemporary approach to working with wary young clients allergic to anything that sounds like textbook therapy. Explore:

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  • How to find the “spark of life” that can make therapy come alive for resistant young clients
  • The importance of using drama and expressiveness to make an impression on teens and become a more meaningful presence in their lives
  • How to use banter, storytelling, and ritual to get the full attention of distracted teens
  • The most effective ways of offering advice to young clients without being disregarded

Ron Taffel is the author of eight books about parenting, famillies, and working with young clients and teens.

Using Mindfulness and Meditation with Kids
Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D.

Learn how to use meditation, mindfulness, and imagery (MMI) to help kids and teens access their inner wisdom. You’ll learn how to:

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  • Adapt mindfulness and other “adult” practices to various stages of cognitive and emotional development in kids
  • Enhance your ability to help kids cope with uncomfortable emotions like anxiety, anger, sadness, grief, and fear
  • Increase kids’ capacity to focus their attention and better achieve peak performance in school and other areas of life
  • Involve parents in therapy and make sure they support their children’s use of mindfulness and imagery practices at home

Charlotte Reznick is the author of The Power of Your Child’s Imagination: How to Transform Stress and Anxiety into Joy and Success.

Busting the Myths of the Teenage Brain
Daniel Siegel, M.D.

Learn the benefits of helping both teens and their parents develop a fuller understanding of how the adolescent brain works. Discover how to:

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  • Integrate the latest research on teenage brain development into your approach
  • Challenge beliefs about “the raging hormones” driving teenage behavior and other negative misconceptions
  • Appreciate the upside of the teenaged brain, including the search for novelty, risk-taking, and creativity
  • Use specific strategies for empowering teens based on fuller knowledge of how their brains are organized to shape their thinking and behavior
  • Help parents use knowledge of their children’s brain to enrich their relationship with them

Dan Siegel is one of the pioneers in bringing brain science into clinical practice. His books include Brainstorm, Mindsight, and The Mindful Therapist.

The Power of Play and Humor
Lynn Lyons, L.I.C.S.W.

Discover how transforming therapy from a deadly serious business to a lighter, more creative experience can be the key to success with wary kids and teens. You’ll master:

  • How to introduce hope, energy, and a solution-orientated approach
  • Concrete goal-setting, externalization, and role-playing that can normalize problems and create more liberating ways to deal with them
  • New ways to bring more of your own expressiveness and authentic personhood into your work
  • How to best use homework and what happens between sessions to make sure therapeutic gains translate outside the consulting room

Lynn Lyons specializes in working with anxiety in children. She is the coauthor of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents.

Brain to Brain: Soothing the Traumatized Adolescent
Martha Straus, Ph.D.

Find out about an approach based on therapeutic co-regulation in which the clinician “loans” young clients his or her brain to help them re-regulate emotion. You’ll learn:

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  • Alternatives to the “timeout” as a disciplinary practice for out-of-control adolescents
  • How to use modeling and mirroring techniques to help teens calm and soothe themselves
  • Specific down-regulating techniques to teach kids how to manage their volatile emotions
  • Up-regulating techniques to help emotionally suppressed teens express and embrace feelings

Martha Straus is the author of No-Talk Therapy for Children and Adolescents and Adolescent Girls in Crisis: Intervention and Hope.

Engaging Kids Who Hate Therapy
Janet Edgette, Psy.D.

Increase your ability to work with resistant adolescents who find standard therapeutic approaches artificial—even infuriating. You’ll learn:

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  • How to avoid standard therapeutic pitfalls like excessive questioning, walking on egg shells, and relying on premeditated protocols
  • How to build conversations with teens that are therapeutic without sounding that way
  • Specific strategies to use with kids who burrow into silence, express their contempt for therapy, and provoke your anger
  • How to establish yourself as a trustworthy presence by introducing ways of bringing more accountability into the therapy relationship

Janette Edgette is the author of Adolescent Therapy That Works: Helping Kids Who Never Asked for Help in the First Place.

You Asked Some Tough Questions
Here are 4 Bonus Videos with Answers

Have you ever thrown up your hands in frustration when working with a "troublesome kid? Get help you can use right away from Ross Greene, recognized master at working effectively with hard-to-manage, oppositional, sometimes explosive kids.
Do you want to know how you can help kids regulate in a cyber-saturated society? Sherry Turkle tells you how as she explores the pervasive impact of youth's entanglement with digital devices.
Have you ever wondered how to work with parents who get in their child’s way? Learn how to help troubled kids with overprotective parents become more resilient from Michael Ungar, founder of the Resilience Research Centre.
Do you wish to deepen your own practical skills for working with kids and teens? Ben Furman offers proven "Kids Skills" to add to your therapy toolbox including how to emphasize hope and playful collaboration in generating solutions.

Have You Ever Wondered How to...

  • Connect with stony-faced teen clients?
  • Respond effectively when a young client texts during a session?
  • Bring the benefits of mindfulness practices into your work with kids and teens without alienating them?
  • Create bonds of attachment with young clients who've been neglected, abused, or over-indulged?
  • Set limits with kids and teens who are adept at baiting adults—including you?

Full-Engagement Learning: A Note from Rich Simon

Dear Colleague,

As editor of the Psychotherapy Networker for over 30 years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to engage your curiosity, anticipate your questions, and make sure you get answers you can use. My goal in each Webcast interview is to zero in on what you need to know to deepen your craft as a therapist. At the same time, I keep the conversation moving forward to give you an enjoyable, fast-paced learning experience.

But enough words—to see what we mean, just click on the video below to watch a preview.

Watch Martha Straus describe her brain-to-brain approach with a traumatized teen.

Networker Webcasts offer a lively, close-up learning experience with the field’s leading teachers and innovators. You’ll discover practical approaches and methods you can use in your very next session without having to leave home or miss a day of work. It’s the best CE deal you’ll find anywhere.  


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  • Watch them again and again at your convenience for a full year from purchase date
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  • Get full transcripts, session resources, and bonus articles to add to your permanent library
  • Take up to a year from purchase to complete your 6-CE quiz online

If you're not completely satisfied, we'll refund your money in full—100%. Just let us know within 30 days. I'm that confident that you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more than you expected.

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