Brown Bag Lunch Series
December 13, 2023 12:00 – 1:00pm EST
On Zoom – 1 CE
Have you ever found yourself in a therapy session with a resistant teenager, struggling with a sense of helplessness as you navigate their challenging demeanor? Working with teenagers in therapy is complex and demanding, though often rewarding.
Join our Brown Bag Lunch workshop and learn to effectively engage with resistant teens and overcome their reluctance to participate in treatment.
The presentation will identify three intervention strategies that support building rapport with resistant teenagers. Tools for use as motivators to keep these teens engaged in treatment will be discussed.
We will also examine how creativity can be a powerful means for establishing connections and encouraging communication. Participants will discover how to integrate imaginative activities tailored to clients’ interests, creating an environment where they feel safely seen and understood.
Let’s explore together effective strategies for establishing valuable connections with resistant teenagers!
Course Objectives – Participants will be able to:
- Recognize the difference between maturationally appropriate hesitation and characterological clinical resistance.
- Identify three intervention strategies that support rapport-building with resistant teens.
- Select and Apply some creative activities to develop an emotionally engaging environment.
- Describe some tools to motivate teens to stay engaged in treatment.
Joanna Flora, ATR-BC, LCAT, LPAT
Joanna Flora started her professional Creative Art Therapist career working with children and adolescents. She has over 14 years of experience and is constantly enhancing her expertise, including currently pursuing training to become a certified psychoanalyst. Joanna works with individuals of all ages and is known for out of the box strategies and tools to connect with her clients. Over the past few years, Joanna has developed a multi-focus group practice to best serve the needs of the families with whom she works.
For questions or information email Susan Carnes at [email protected] or call 862-216-2400
ACAP is an approved provider for:
Marriage and Family Counselors
NJ Social Workers
NY Creative Arts Therapists
For CE Information- visit our website, https://acapnj.org/ce-information/