"Get out of my life! But first can you drop me off in town?" Understanding adolescent behaviour
Who is the course for?
This workshop is for any counsellor, teacher, youth worker, adoption or fostering worker or helper who comes into contact with teenagers. It is also suitable for counsellors and support workers who are helping parents who are struggling with their own teenage children.
Aim of course:
Following completion of this day you will:
- Gain an improved understanding of teenage behaviour and motivation.
- Be able to choose alternative responses to some of the challenging and ‘difficult’ behaviour you are presented with.
- Be more confident in managing the transition between childhood, adolescence and adulthood whilst supporting the young person to decide ‘who and how they want to be’.
- Be more confident in supporting parents to ‘let go’ of their children as they transition into adulthood.
- Be more confident of helping parents to survive this journey, care for themselves and manage their own transition as a parent.
For those directly counselling this age group, you will have a clearer understanding of the spectrum of ‘normal’ behaviour and what may need a different kind of help and intervention – understanding your own professional limits and when to refer.
About the host
Elaine Leonard is a qualified British Association of Counselling counsellor and supervisor and has extensive experience of working therapeutically with children and young people (CYP) in organisations, schools and in private practice across Yorkshire and Lancashire. She is Clinical Lead at The Counselling and Family Centre.