Challenging Teens

Venue:         ZestLife Counselling & Training College, Dublin.

Duration:     One full day 9.30- 5pm.

Learning:     Interactive; group work, lecture and participation.

Next Date:  TBA

Fees:          €130 normal price ( this once off offer of €100) First 20 places only

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Course Content: 

  • What is challenging behaviour?
  • How do we deal with attitude?
  • How do we deal with abusive talk in young people with their parents?
  • The world of social media and its effects.
  • Working with self harm situations
  • Gain exceptional levels of trust and rapport wit your teen client
  • Gain confidence with your teens parents around change in behaviours
  • Parenting for the new technilogical age that therapist must know
  • Create relationships between parents and teens that no-one would have believed
  • Adapt FFT into your practice (Full family therapy)

Course Facilitator: Stuart Wilson. MIACP MIACC LBCAI. 

Stuart has had many years experience working in this field. He has been engaged working with trauma in young people and family situations, seeing exceptional results using his full family therapy directive approach. If you work with young people this course is a must for your practice. He has been a regular contributer on national radio and TV for his work. Stuart’s work with young people is second to none, including trauma in teens in his home country of Ireland where he works extensively in schools with completion officers and counselling, the probabtion and prison services, second chance programmes including Solas and VEC youth centres. His overseas work includes Africa with former child soldiers and sex slaves, Slum kids and  teen Prostitutes in India and the Eastern European teen prison system.

Assessment Model: 7 CPD hours are awarded for all participants and each participant will receive a ZestLife Counselling & Training College certificate on completion.

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