Working with Violent, Suicidal and Self-destructive Adolescents: A collaborative strengths-based app

SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute 114 Maitland Street Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1E1 Canada
Facilitator: Matthew D. Selekman, MSW, LCSW, CRADC

This training is suitable for: Social workers and educators

This “hands-on,” practice-oriented workshop will present a collaborative strengths-based family therapy approach that combines the best elements of empirically supported individual and family therapy models with clinical evidence-based practice wisdom about what works with adolescents presenting with severe behavioral and emotional difficulties. Effective tools and strategies to identify pathways to high-risk adolescent problem-determined systems while building therapeutic alliances with challenging adolescents and family members will be provided. Participants will learn to identify, recruit, and use solution-determined collaborative teams to co-construct high quality solutions, and to carefully tailor-fit therapeutic interventions with the unique needs, preferences, and goals of each family member. The workshop format will combine information-rich didactic presentation, extensive use of videotape examples, and skill-building exercises.
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