Family Therapy with Troubled Adolescents: Moving Past Crisis, Rebuilding Relationships

Family therapists working with troubled adolescents often have the experience of “putting out fires”. The family presents with one crisis after another as the therapist struggles to understand family relationships and the underlying issues that are creating the presenting problem. In this workshop Michael Davidovits, PhD, LCSW and Courtney Zazzali, LCSW will introduce specific steps for moving beyond the high-risk problems that most often preoccupy families. The presenters will demonstrate how it is possible to keep the focus on issues of safety, while at the same time resolving conflicts, strengthening relationships, exploring family history and finding a more permanent solution to the problems that families struggle with. Special attention will be given to issues arising in work with immigrant families, families with substance abusing adolescents, self-harming adolescents and families with adopted adolescents. Attention will also be given to the challenges in engaging detached, reluctant and highly reactive parents.

Presented by Michael Davidovits, PhD, LCSW and Courtney Zazzali, LCSW
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