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Cracking the Code with Adolescents

Ever enter the consulting room with a teen who doesn’t want to be there? If you work with teens, you know how tricky it can be to establish good communication and a positive connection, not to mention get the treatment results you’re both hoping for.

There are many approaches to treating teens, but very little information on how to engage them in an ongoing and productive relationship.

In this recording, using role-play and other experiential tools, we’ll focus on the core skills that underlie the successful implementation of any intervention.


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Julie Baron, LCSW-C |  Britt Rathbone, LCSW-C, ACSW, BCD, CGP
2 Hours
Mar 23, 2019
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 2.0 hours CPD.



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Julie Baron, LCSW-C, treats adolescents and families, and trains school professionals. She’s the coauthor of What Works with Teens.

Britt Rathbone, LCSW-C, ACSW, BCD, CGP's Profile

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Britt Rathbone, LCSW-C, ACSW, BCD, CGP, provides mental health services to adolescents and their families in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He has 30 30 years of experience working directly with adolescents and families, is a "top therapist" for adolescents, teaches graduate students, trains therapists and leads a highly regarded and successful clinical practice. he lectures often on the value of DBT with young people. He is a dynamic and passionate speaker and his trainings consistently receive the highest ratings. He is the coauthor of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for At-Risk Adolescents, What works With Teens: A Professional's Guide to Engaging Authentically with Adolescents to Achieve Lasting Change, and Parenting a Teen Who Has Intense Emotions (New Harbinger, 2016).

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Britt Rathbone is the founder and director for Capital youth Services dba Rathbone & Associates. He is the director at Washington Center for Mental Health Training. Mr. Rathbone is faculty at the University of Maryland. He is an author and receives royalties.
Non-financial: Britt Rathbone is a member of the Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work. He is a clinical member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association.

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  1. Utilize research-proven core communication skills with teen clients to improve clinical outcomes.
  2. Apply the five core sets of skills for establishing and maintaining effective therapy relationships with teens.
  3. Articulate methods for using respect, authenticity, kindness, predictability and acceptance with adolescent clients.
  4. Demonstrate skills for connecting with more challenging adolescents in a clinical setting to create positive change. 


Adolescent Development

  • Temperament
  • Adolescent Operating System
  • Adolescent Brain

Adolescents & Relationships

  • Proven Importance of Relationships
  • Components to Achieve Lasting Change
  • Skills
  • Feedback
  • Parents as Partners

What Works with Teens

  • Respect
  • Authenticity
  • Kindness
  • Predictability
  • Acceptance
  • Change

Applying Skills to Challenging Scenarios

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals



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