Working with Young Adults


Working with young adults in the 21st century is demanding, especially given the set of challenges these young persons face.  Societal expectations to get partnered, be financially stable, and make it on their own not only create pressures, they generate experiences of anxiety and self doubt. In this age of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, the space exists for young people to not only “brand” themselves but to be in constant contact. Why then do they feel disconnected and at a loss for how to be?

This workshop will present a narrative approach for working with young adults that focuses on helping them identify the problem and to notice and challenge the expectations.  We will explore ways to help young persons seek allies and connect with their preferred identities.  The workshop will include presentation, discussion, and video of work with young persons.

Victoria C. Dickerson, PhD, is a clinician, author, and teacher of narrative ideas and practices.  She is the Social Media and Communications Strategist for the Family Process Institute and in partnership with the Ackerman Institute has organized a series of webinars.  She teaches in various universities, does workshops nationally and internationally, and has written numerous articles, book chapters, and two books.  Her publications include recent articles in Family Process.

Date: Friday, April 15, 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.

If you are an Ackerman alumni or current Ackerman student, please contact the Training Department directly to register.

Damaly Ferreira
Phone: 212-879-4900