Working through Resistance: Counseling for Adolescents with Complex Needs

  • 22 Jul 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson Street #101, Pittsburgh, PA 15223
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Working through Resistance:
Counseling for Adolescents with Complex Needs

 Presented by
Rebecca Hahn, MA,CRC, LPC

 

Saturday July 22, 2017

10:00  a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  


Autism Connection of PA

35 Wilson Street #101

Pittsburgh, PA 15223


AOTA, Act 48, CRCC Ethics, Psychology and Social Worker Credits Available

About Our Speaker

Rebecca Hahn MA, CRC, LPC, of Counseling for Progress, LLC, is a nationally-certified rehabilitation counselor with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from IUP. She has extensive experience working with diverse adolescents and adults. Ms. Hahn has worked in social work, education, psychology, and counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Her professional experience includes: working at a homeless shelter with youth and young adults (ages 12-21), teaching drug and alcohol prevention and intervention to court-ordered juvenile offenders, facilitating psychosocial rehabilitation groups, providing intensive therapy to persons in partial hospitalization, counseling abused youth in Children’s Protective Services’ custody, and providing vocational rehabilitation counseling to individuals with multiple disabilities.

Program Description
Is your teen (or client) with ASD overwhelmed with anger and/or anxiety? How can someone engage a teenager who wants absolutely nothing to do with them? This workshop will describe approaches and counseling strategies that diminish resistance, engage adolescents in the therapeutic process, and empower adolescents with mental health diagnoses, drug/alcohol addictions, ASD, and complex needs to progress towards transformation.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants will:

  • Use strategies to reduce “resistance,” establish rapport, and create and maintain close relationships with teenagers;
  • Use specific techniques which effectively engage teenagers in the counseling process;
  • Apply the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification's new code of ethics to the counselor relationship with adolescents
  • Address complex needs, especially needs related to mental health, substance abuse and multiple disabilities.

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