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Adolescent Mental Health: Creating a Pathway for Healthy Development


In this Webinar: 

  • Explore common mental health struggles faced by adolescents and teens
  • Discuss key neuroscientific factors that impact the developing brain during adolescence
  • Describe the role of attachment in influencing adolescent mental health
  • Explain the concept of separation theory as it helps shape a young person’s emerging sense of identity and self-esteem
  • Illuminate exercises and techniques that can help adolescents make sense of their story, differentiate from negative influences, foster more self-compassion, and grow into their true selves

One major concern in the field of mental health over this past year has been the potential impact of COVID-19 on the psychological state of adolescents and teens. In addition to a huge disruption in their social lives and learning structures, the pandemic has separated many kids from vital services they may have received at school to address mental health concerns.

Even in “normal” times, adolescence is a tumultuous period in which a person’s brain is dramatically shifting and developing in ways that can flood them with intense emotion. Transitioning from a dependent child to an independent adult is process that can be filled with confusion and ambivalence for both the young person experiencing it and their parents. As parents, caretakers, and counselors, our role is to be there for adolescents, providing a safe, supportive, and secure base from which they can launch into the world. And we can all get better at this pursuit by learning more about what young people are experiencing, what challenges they face, and what ways we can best support them.

This webinar will take a look at some of the invaluable lessons we can draw from the fields of interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, mindfulness research, and separation theory to shine light on the factors influencing teen mental health. The presentation will further lay out a pathway by which parents, caretakers, and professionals can support a child’s mental well-being, build trust, and strengthen their sense of self. By making sense of their own story and experience, a young person can learn to embrace a more curious and compassionate attitude toward themselves, foster more resilience, and build a toolkit to handle the challenges that are thrown their way.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe key neuroscientific factors that impact the developing brain during adolescence
  2. Describe the role of attachment in influencing adolescent mental health
  3. Explain the concept of separation theory as it helps shape a young person’s emerging sense of
    identity and self-esteem
  4. Apply exercises and techniques to help adolescents make sense of their story, differentiate from negative influences, and foster more self-compassion

 

 

Ordering Information

Once payment is received, you will be e-mailed a full video recording of this webinar along with all presentation materials.

Optional 1.5 CEs may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars. A link to purchase CE credits will be included in the email containing all your Webinar resourcesMore Info Here

Continuing Education Information

Optional CEs (1.5) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars. A link to purchase CE credits will be included in the email containing all your Webinar resources. More Info Here

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars.  A link to purchase CE credits will be provided to all Webinar registrants.

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed any accompanying reading assignment, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists

Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program.

Social Workers

Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Approval Period: April 15, 2012-April 15, 2015. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 1.5 live or 2 homestudy continuing education (clinical, social work ethics) clock hours in participating in this course.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Note: Many state boards accept offerings accredited by national or other state organizations. If your state is not listed, please check with your professional licensing board to determine whether the accreditations listed are accepted.

About the Presenter

Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. Dr. Lisa Firestone is the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association. An accomplished and much requested lecturer, Dr. Firestone speaks at national and international conferences in the areas of couple relations, parenting, and suicide and violence prevention. Dr. Firestone has published numerous professional articles, and most recently was the co-author of Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships (APA Books, 2006), Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice (New Harbinger, 2002), Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: The Wisdom of Psychotherapy (APA Books, 2003) and The Self Under Siege (Routledge, 2012). Follow Dr. Firestone on Twitter or Google.

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