Latest research from 2017 and 2018 on the adolescent brain continues to evolve and inform counselors best practice working with students in decision making, emotional regulation and reward processing. We will focus on these major factors including resiliency and its place within the school and community as a result of latest research in this area. We will also help educators and counselors identify at risk behaviors at this age and how to most effectively assess for suicide and other self-injurious behaviors. A guest of ours will spend time counseling on access to lethal means and how to plan a gatekeeping program. Lastly we will practice two strength based models of consultation that give educators and counselors tools to best respond to dysregulated adolescents based on the specific discouragement and misbehavior that has been identify. This day will be an engaging, interactive and self-directed learning experience for all participants regardless of how many years you have been a the field of counseling and or education.
Meets Board of Teaching CE hour Requirements:
2 Specific Suicide Prevention CE hours
4 Positive Behavioral Intervention Strategies CE hours
Day 2 Objectives:
Identify ways to strategically respond to adolescents behavior based on most current brain research and the Adlerian principle of encouragement.
Identify students displaying misbehavior using the 7 Step Consultation Model. Assist staff in application of this model with the goal of sustainable positive behavior change.
Promote student resiliency within the school and parent community.
Develop techniques to best identify students most at risk for self-harm and suicide.
This presentation is presented by Amy Foell, MA, and Doug Pelcak, MA.
*Please note no webinar options are available. Alumni, student, guest, & community partner early bird ticket sales are only available up to 1 week prior to event. This event will be held at our new Minnetonka location.