Despite the negative view that most of society has toward the teenage population, these children often have tremendous obstacles to overcome in their life and are in desperate need of support and encouragement. This workshop will help participants learn how to connect with teenagers and understand common developmental misconceptions that often encourage negative stereotypes. Developmental stages of communication will be reviewed and interventions will be discussed to assist participants in developing and appropriate approach to treatment. Participants will be encouraged to explore their values toward this population and reconnect with the healing power of play.
- Participants will be able to identify three phases in the development of communication.
- Participants will be able to identify a primary need of adolescents.
- Participants will be able to identify rationale for using process-based play therapy interventions.
Scott Riviere, MS, LPC, RPT-S, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Director of K.I.D.Z., Inc. During his 20+ years of practice, he has worked in various clinical settings and has extensive training in the field of Play Therapy. He has created several therapeutic products for mental health professionals and Scott is a published author and frequent guest on various media outlets.