Family Therapy with Adolescents


A major challenge in the treatment of adolescents is how to overcome the sense of alienation they often feel from their families and communities. This workshop will address this challenge by describing a treatment model that focuses primary attention on the creation of a safe context within which both child and family can experiment with new ways of behaving. In particular, the presenter will describe interventions that can bring clarity and calmness to the process of combating alienation in even the most severely disturbed family situations. Dr. Goldstein has spent the last 35 years developing his model for working with adolescents and their families. It is an ongoing project and students will learn the latest developments. Videotapes, role-playing and case presentations will be used to demonstrate the techniques and illustrate how the approach is widely applicable to families of all social classes. The workshop also will demonstrate how the techniques apply to a broad spectrum of symptoms, from psychosis to drug addiction to school and peer problems.

Steven Goldstein, PhD, is the former director of Adolescent Day Program, Queens Hospital Center. He is also the former director of training at Morrisania NFCC and former consultant for the Institute for Family and Community Care.

Date: Friday, March 4, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuition: $135
Contact Hours (CEU’s) for NYS: 6
CE Credits for NASW: 5

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The Ackerman Institute for the Family SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0052.

This program has been approved for Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal
If you are an Ackerman alumni or current Ackerman student, please contact the Training Department directly to register.

Damaly Ferreira
212 879-4900, ext 111