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The Counselling Foundation Training Centre,
College Yard,
Lower Dagnall Street,
St Albans ,

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The Counselling Foundation

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Understanding Adolescents

Saturday 13 May 2017
10am – 4pm

One day workshop
with guest speaker: Diana Samuels

Would you like to explore and understand the mind of an adolescent?

This course has been developed to help parents, therapists and anyone working with adolescents to navigate and explore inside the mind of teenagers. The pressures of modern day life can affect a child’s mental wellbeing, from struggling in class to falling out with friends.  It is estimated that 50 per cent of all mental health problems are established by the age of 14 and 75% by the age of 24.

The course will look at how we can protect our children’s mental health as they spend ever more time on social media, with studies showing some for more than three hours a day.  We look at current research into this and explore practical ways we can support them.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discussion around what is adolescence?

  • Explore and understand different Attachment Theories and how it relates to adolescence.

  • Look at the influence of social media on teenage mental health.

  • Introduction to theory stages through the life cycle and how adolescence fits in

  • Developments in Neuroscience – what we know about changes in the adolescent brain and how we can support teenagers in the changing world

  • Discover practical ways to listen and communicate effectively

  • Helpful books and resources

Cost £85 Eventbrite booking fees apply. Book here