A Strengths-Based Therapy approach provides practitioners with essential principles and practices for improving effectiveness and outcomes with adolescents and families. Participants in this work-shop will be introduced to current research findings on effective practice and will learn key strategies to strengthen the therapeutic relationship and alliance, maximize client contributions to change, and respond efficiently to client progress. The strategies offered can be applied to a wide range of settings with a continuum of concerns.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
Bob Bertolino is a professor of Rehabilitation Counseling at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he's taught since 2001. He has taught in a variety of courses, primarily graduate, in counseling, health professions, and psychology. Bob is also the Sr. Clinical Advisor at Youth In Need (YIN), Inc., a community-based non-profit organization in eastern Missouri that serves children, youth, and families. He has also worked with YIN for 26 years and is part of the Executive Management Team. In his role he oversees clinical outcomes and provide training, consultation and clinical supervision. He's also a Sr. Associate for the International Center for Clinical Excellence (ICCE). He was part of a team, led by Dr. Scott D Miller, who helped to gain approval for Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT) as an evidence-based practice (EBP) through the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). FIT is listed as an EBP on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).