Teen Behavior. Depression. Anxiety.
At any given time, up to 20% of children and adolescents meet diagnostic criteria for a psychological condition. This accounts for the majority of mental health referrals in primary care. Those working and living with adolescents are sometimes left wondering how best to help them or meet their evolving needs.
This certificate will give you the practical tools and skills to work with young people in any setting. Upon completion of the certificate, you will be able to:
- Recognize adolescent mental health issues such as behavior problems, anxiety and depression.
- Conceptualize adolescent mental health problems from a developmental, preventative perspective.
- Develop and implement intervention approaches that are evidence-based, stress practicality and client acceptability, and involve the adolescent’s family and school.
The course is divided into four sections:
- Identifying and Conceptualizing Adolescent Mental Health Problems
- Helping Parents Manage Teenage Behavior
- Adolescent Anxiety: Practical Approaches and Therapeutic Interventions
- Helping Adolescents Manage Depression and Other Mood Problems
Who should attend?
Educators, human service professionals, licensed professional counselors, social workers, therapists, administrators, clergy, health care professionals, law enforcement.
Comments from Past Attendees
"Good practical advice that I can take right back into my practice."
"The basic information helped me better understand the behaviors that I am seeing as typical."
"Provided an unbiased presentation of how to help people cope with adolescents who have mental health issues."
FeeFee includes materials, refreshments and lunch.
Early Bird $319 (includes both days) – register early and save $40.
To receive the discount, register by the date shown below.
Early Bird Deadline
Green Bay register through 10/19/14
Standard Fee $359 (includes both days) – applies after Early Bird has ended.
Graduate Credit OptionPay only $199 more
If you are interested in earning 1 graduate credit from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for this program, you will be asked to complete registration paperwork and pay the additional $199 fee the day of the program.
Michael I. Axelrod, Ph.D., is currently the director of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Human Development Center and an associate professor in the Department of Psychology. His research and clinical interests involve finding solutions to common but potentially harmful child and adolescent problems. He has written numerous professional papers and presented nationally on topics involving child, pediatric, and school psychology. Drawing on over 15 years experience providing clinical services to children, adolescents, and families, Dr. Axelrod uses his knowledge and expertise, along with a little humor, to teach practitioners ways to be more effective in everyday practice.
The Green Bay program is offered in partnership with UW-Green Bay Continuing Professional Education.
The Kenosha program is offered in partnership with UW-Parkside Center for Community Partnerships.