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Parenting: Teaching Parents Strategies for Difficult Teens
Difficult Teens continuing education psychology CEUs

Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes
Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychologist CEs, MFT CEUs

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-- Explain one reframing exercise in helping someone admit they have a problem.
-- Explain the three aspects of the three-dimensional model.
-- Explain the three ways to build confidence.
-- Explain the therapy outline in the exercise Redefining Parents' Rules.
-- Explain four steps in the Identifying the Critic technique.
-- Explain the three ways to Destroy the Critic.
-- Explain three techniques that can be useful in calming down teens who become violent.
-- Explain three techniques that are useful with teens who are prone to truancy and failing grades.
-- Explain the five levels of confrontation.
-- Explain the three key steps involved in writing an effective Family Agreement Contract.
-- Explain the three steps involved in keeping cool during an argument.
-- Explain three strategies that can help parents get their teens to stop alcohol or drug abuse.
-- Explain three techniques that parents can use with a teen who is prone to running away.
-- Explain three levels on which teen promiscuity may be examined.
-- Explain the five individual factors predisposing an adolescent to firesetting.
-- Explain what the benefit is in using peer groups to gather information useful in diagnosing and treating a child with a disruptive behavior disorder.
-- Explain a 'sensory reinforcement controlled' type of firesetter.
-- Explain what significantly predicted girls' externalizing problems, according to the Webster-Stratton study.
-- Explain under what conditions a pathological firesetting is likely to continue.
-- Explain why certain components of 'cognitive problem-solving' are more appropriate for older children than for younger children.
-- Explain the logic of current prevention strategies for adolescent alcohol abuse.
-- Explain what was found in the survey regarding fathers observing negative consequences to the use of some drugs.
-- Explain how the attachment process through adolescence is distinguished.
-- Explain how the gender of the adolescent affects his/her attitude toward sex.
-- Explain the importance for parents to establish appropriate demands for an increasing contribution to family and household responsibilities.
-- Explain the common thread among family interventions to promote adolescent health.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."

CEU Continuing Education for
Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychology CEUs, MFT CEUs

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