Desperate Sanctuary-Prison Teens - RonaldMah

Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist,
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"Desperate in the Sanctuary-Prison of Adolescence"  
Keys to Successful Interactions With Adolescents

Lecture and Discussion- Participants are encouraged to make the workshop more relevant to their concerns by asking questions.

The focus of this training is on applying underlying developmental & cross-cultural issues to impact psychological, interpersonal, & family dynamics in teaching, conducting therapy, working with, and/or communicating with adolescents, especially abuse victims. Social and cultural issues that apply to the teen lifestyle and expectations are examined and compared to adult and mainstream lifestyles and expectations. Aspects of four family systems therapies as applied to teens will be discussed. Participants will learn how to effectively apply the intervention and communication principles discussed.

1) "Family Values" Failing Teens
  • Traditional Culture - Adult Culture - Teen Culture
  • The SANCTUARY - PRISON of Adolescence

2) Teenager- The Developmental Stage of Adolescence
  • Adolescent Egocentrism

3) Why Adolescents Don't (Can't) Invest

4) Child, Teen, Adult- Coming of Age Rituals & Improvision
  • Adolescent Transition Rituals

5) Authoritative vs. Authoritarian vs. Permissive Parenting
  • The Principle of Scaffolding
  • From Regulation to Co-regulation to Self-regulation

6) When Attitude Begats Attitude...
  • Taking Your Turn "Wrong!"

7) The Four Honorings of Communication Applied to Adult-Teen Talk

8) Adult Gifts to Adolescents: Anger!?, Distrust!?, Abandonment!?

9) Who's the Sanest? Differentiation or Not?

10) The Four Keys to Adolescent Work- RIPS
3056 Castro Valley Blvd., #82
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT32136
office: (510) 582-5788
fax: (510) 889-6553
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