A Clinician’s Guide to Servicing At-Risk Youth and Their Families
Oftentimes mental health professionals pose the reflective question “How do I best help this client?” This pivotal question can be the difference between feeling as if you are floundering trying to understand the best practices or techniques to invoke change versus creating a clear roadmap towards measurable outcomes.
Occasionally, this concern can be magnified when working with populations who sometimes display an unwillingness to participate or even a mistrust of mental health services that are put in place to benefit them. What does a Clinician do to effectively reach those populations? How does one decrease that mistrust to bridge the gap between help and hope? These are the considerations that will be discussed when assisting such populations, specifically At-Risk Youth and their families.
- Define and identify at-risk youth and the multiple facets that challenge them and their families.
- Discuss the historical and generational components that exacerbate mistrust towards those in the helping profession.
- Determine barriers to treatment and how to reduce their impact on this population.
- Discuss the impact of protective and risk factors related to at-risk youth.
- Employ therapeutic techniques and considerations to create a healthy therapeutic alliance and invoke long-term change.
- Discuss the practical do’s and don’ts to encourage the empowerment of the Clinician and the Client.
Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, & Licensed Professional Counselors
- Lectures 2
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 2hours
- Skill level Beginner to intermediate
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes