Working with Adolescents in the Context of the Family

Crosscare Teen Counselling

Working with Adolescents in the Context of the Family

Road Maps and Toolkits: What works?

The family, both absent and present, is a major influence on young people. Keeping both parents and teens in mind is a vital, challenging and exciting opportunity for those working with them.

Mary Forrest and Fidelma Beirne will present themes from their 40 years working with adolescents and parents delivering Positive Systemic Practice, which is shown to be effective for adolescent emotional and behavioural problems.

It will be of interest to professionals working with adolescents or parents including social workers, psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists, nurses and JLO’s.

When: Friday 22nd May 2015, 9am to 4pm

Where: The Red House, Clonliffe College, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3

Cost: €100. Includes Soup and Sandwiches at lunch time and a copy of the Positive Systemic Practice manual (retails at €25)

Outline of the day

Roadmaps: Theory, therapy and principles guiding practice.

Toolkits: Engagement, middle and closing phases, catching teens and parents, working with teens and parents and finishing with teens and parents.

The day will be interactive with participants having the opportunity to consider their own work in this field. Participants are asked to have specific clients in mind to consider …read more

Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland