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17th National Conference on Adolescents and Young Adults
April 24 - April 26
SPECIAL FOCUS ON: This conference will highlight up-to-date perspectives and research in the ever changing field of Adolescents and Young Adults. • Trauma Treatment • Anxiety Disorders • Addictions in Youth • Attachment Based Therapy • Adolescent Brain Development • Adverse Childhood Experiences Why You Should Attend This Conference: The field of counseling and treatment of adolescents and young adults has challenged the best of therapists and clinicians. Join colleagues from throughout the nation for a premier conference addressing the cutting edge issues, research advances and clinical applications for this special population of clients with its unique demands on counselors for state of the art skills and strategies. Program Focus: Nationally recognized speakers and authors will discuss a wide range of topics in a compelling array of keynote sessions and in depth workshops. The topics, which will focus on Adolescent/Young Adult issues include: SCARS: Working with Addicted Young Adults Mother and Teenage Daughter Dynamics Choice Based Therapy Trauma Treatment Addictive Disorders and the Adolescent Brain Neuroscience and Trauma Treatment Anxiety Disorders in Adolescents and Young Adults Resistance, Hostility, Resentment, Avoidance and Excuses Adverse Childhood Experiences Cultivating Resilience Co-occurring Disorders Suicides, Shootings and Cyberbullies Trauma and Opiate Addiction Relational and Transgenerational Trauma Grief and Post Traumatic Growth Uncovering Undercurrents for Lasting Change Cannabis Use and Legalization Mindfulness in Today’s Changing World Teens and Social Media Autostress Disorders Attachment Based Family Therapy Motivating Hard to Engage Parents in Treatment Traumatized Adolescent & the Family System Overtaken: Understanding Adolescent Substance Use Ethics and more. Who Should Attend? Enjoy networking with those working in the areas of: • Mental Health • Addictions Counseling • Marriage and Family Therapy • Psychology • School Counseling • Registered Nursing • Courts and Corrections • Prevention • Employee Assistance • Pastoral Counseling • And Other Fields Conference Objectives Participants will be able: 1. To identify treatment approaches for successfully treating adolescents and young adults with chemical dependence, trauma, co-occurring disorders and other psychological and behavioral issues. 2. To be able to discern symptoms and characteristics manifested in these disorders and to diminish/correct their negative impact on the client’s interpersonal and family relationships. 3. To identify the impact of trauma, anxiety, attachment issues, and substance use on youth and best practices for treatment and how to bolster resilience. 4. To identify advances in the assessment of at-risk factors for adolescents and young adults and their treatment. Limited Number of Exhibit Spaces Available For more information contact: Lorrie Keip Cositore 1-800-851-9100 x9220 firstname.lastname@example.org