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.
Michael Davidovits, PhD, LCSW, is a teaching faculty member and Assistant Director of the Project for Adolescents and their Families at the Ackerman Institute. He is also a lecturer in the Narrative Medicine Program at Columbia University, and a clinical supervisor in the Family Medicine Residency Program at the Columbia University School of Medicine. Dr. Davidovits offers frequent trainings throughout the metropolitan area on conducting family therapy with adolescents, and maintains a private practice in Manhattan
Date: Friday, December 9, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Contact Hours (CEU’s) for NYS: 6
CE Credits for NASW: 5
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.
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If you are an Ackerman alumni or current Ackerman student, please contact the Training Department directly to register.
Phone: 212-879-4900 ext. 111