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ESFT Stage III: Strengthening Parental Executive Skills with Teenagers

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm


Dealing with challenging adolescents is difficult for both parents and seasoned clinicians. Using a systemic perspective, this workshop addressed the quality of the relationship between parents and the adolescent as an essential component of treatment. In a relational context of isolation and alienation, symptoms tend to escalate. After guidelines are presented for assessing the severity of adolescent problem behavior, focus is given to effective teen disciplinary methods for mild, moderate, and severe teen problems.

Educational Objectives:

1) Describe the typical symptomatic cycle found in families with adolescents;

2) Recognize “connection-based” discipline vs. “control-based” discipline;

3) Demonstrate effective parenting skills with adolescents



November 9
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
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