520 N. Delaware Ave • Philadelphia, PA 19123 • 215-923-2116 • fax: 215-923-5169

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This 3 hour workshop will discuss the importance of engaging families when working with depressed and or suicidal adolescents, as well as methods to do so.  Barriers to engaging families in treatment will be discussed as well as ways to help motivate parents to get their adolescents into treatment. Various forms of adolescent resistance and methods to work through this resistance will be reviewed. Hands on skill practice/role-play will be used to help attendees understand how to engage families from a relational framework when their teens are depressed and or suicidal.

Learning Objectives: 

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the barriers to engaging families in treatment;
  • Describe strategies used to motivate parents to get their adolescents into treatment; and,
  • Discuss strategies for working with adolescent resistance
Intended Audience: 

This introductory/intermeidate level course, is designed for all professionals (behavioral health specialists, teachers, social workers, etc.) who work with young people.  Parents are also welcomed.

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Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend entire presentation and complete a course evaluation in order to receive credits.