Frequently, the adolescent’s presenting issues are entangled in the family process and subsequently, the participation of parenting adults in therapeutic work is crucial for developmental progression. A sizeable percentage of adolescents who are referred for psychotherapy have experienced trauma. The therapist examines the presence of trauma from the adolescent’s phenomenological perspective, specifically focusing on the implications of parental influence on the adolescent as he attempts to lay claim to his life. Understanding the quality of parental connection in these instances is essential as this will inform and underpin any therapeutic intervention. The therapist’s intention is to harness parental care and concern for the adolescent in a developmentally appropriate manner by facilitating parents to become more attuned and receptive. The therapeutic approach in instances where the parent is creating the distress in the adolescent’s life is considerably different, both for the parent and for the adolescent.
This training workshop will focus on relational interventions with parents, parent strategy work and intervening with hostile parents.
Dates: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd March 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Venue: Dublin Counselling & Therapy Centre