Do you work with adolescents in a mental health, counselling or school setting? Do you find common ACT metaphor and exercises only get you so far when formulating and engaging difficult to engage teens?
When we combine our knowledge of ACT and adolescent development with an awareness of the contexts they’re navigating and mix in our own passion, compassion and creativity then we are able to take our therapy in exciting and effective directions. As we do this, we can meet our teens where they’re at and help them take valued steps from where they are, rather than trying to take steps from where their minds (or their parents) tell them they should be.
Join leading expert in ACT for young people, and author of the best-selling book, Stuff That Sucks, for this 2-hour clinical skills workshop. Learn how to rapidly apply ACT principles in working with the most difficult to engage teens. Packed full of techniques and strategies, Ben will cover the theoretical framework for understanding the difficulties teens are facing and practical ideas on how to engage them and their families.
Participants are encouraged to have at least a basic understanding of the 6 core ACT processes before the workshop. There will be opportunities for delegates to ask questions.
In this webinar you will learn:
About Your Presenter
Dr Ben Sedley works as a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Wellington, New Zealand. Over the past 15+ years of clinical work he has worked at a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Victoria University of Wellington Clinical Psychology Programme, Massey University Student Counselling service and at an IAPT CBT service in West London. Ben is also the author of a book introducing ACT ideas directly to teens – ‘Stuff that Sucks: A Teen’s Guide to accepting what you can’t change and committing to what you can’ (Little, Brown / New Harbinger) and co-author of ‘Stuff that’s Loud: A Teen’s Guide to Unspiralling when OCD gets noisy’ with Lisa Coyne (Little, Brown / New Harbinger). Ben lives with his wife and three wonderful noisy kids and loves The Clash and The Ramones.