This workshop will focus on providing treatment strategies clinicians and other human services providers can use in their work with youth who are troubled by circumstances that complicate the negotiation of the "normal developmental struggles" of adolescence. A framework for understanding adolescents who are prone toward angry, aggressive and explosive behaviors will be presented. Specific strategies for enhancing effective assessment, engagement and treatment with troubled adolescents will be provided.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
KENNETH HARDY, PhD, is Professor of Family Therapy at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships in New York City, where he maintains a private practice specializing in working with children, families and trauma. Dr. Hardy's work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC's 20/20, Dateline NBC and PBS. He is a frequent presenter at conferences devoted to understanding the needs of traumatized youth and their families. He has published extensively in the field and is the co-author of Teens Who Hurt: Clinical Interventions for Breaking the Cycle of Youth Violence, and Minorities and Family Therapy.