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"I Hate Therapy! I Hate YOU!": Getting it right working with treatment-reluctant and treatment-oppositional youths in therapy

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November 10, 2017

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center
1 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016

OVERVIEW

Working with adolescents, especially those exhibiting disruptive behavior problems, is particularly challenging in light of the interpersonal resistance to treatment that usually arises at some point in the therapeutic process. Resolving this treatment resistance is essential for all but the most rudimentary therapeutic progress on other goals to occur, and, in some cases, actually becomes the primary task of the therapy itself. This workshop will present a relationally-based framework for both understanding and addressing adolescent treatment resistance, which ultimately must be seen as an opportunity to create the authentic working alliance that is necessary (though not always sufficient) for teens with disruptive behavior-spectrum disorders to make meaningful therapeutic progress. Clinical concepts will be pulled from a variety of existing frameworks, such as Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and strategic intervention principles, but ultimately are grounded in concepts of humanism and attachment theory, as well as principles of normative adolescent development. Attendees should expect to gain concrete tools for effective assessment and intervention for an adolescent disruptive behavior disorder population, with particular emphasis on youths with complex psychiatric histories who have not responded well to prior treatment. 


Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to: 
  • Gain a basic understanding of what treatment resistance is in adolescents, and reasons why that resistance might make sense for any given adolescent
  • Understand and recognize ways that clinicians themselves may be inadvertently reinforcing and/or maintaining this treatment resistance, and how this manifests both inside and outside of the therapist's office
  • Learn a stepwise process for neutralizing treatment resistance, along with a set of concrete skills for how to progress through these steps, and relational "markers" to indicate where the clinician is in the process
This conference will attract social workers and human services professionals who provide services to Veterans, Military Service Personnel and their larger support networks (e.g. spouses, children, and extended family).  It will increase the knowledge base on the intersection of specific Veteran and Military Service issues (e.g. substance abuse, PTSD, homelessness, families, housing, employment, education, advocacy, wellness, alternate paths to care, family violence).    
This conference will attract social workers and human services professionals who provide services to Veterans, Military Service Personnel and their larger support networks (e.g. spouses, children, and extended family).  It will increase the knowledge base on the intersection of specific Veteran and Military Service issues (e.g. substance abuse, PTSD, homelessness, families, housing, employment, education, advocacy, wellness, alternate paths to care, family violence).    

Presenters

Consuelo Senior
Samuel Fasulo, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor and Director, Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program Child Study Center at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital of New York at NYU Langone Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
 

For the past 5 years, Samuel Fasulo, PhD, has been the director of the Adolescent Dialectical Behavior therapy program, a comprehensive, outpatient adolescent DBT program embedded within the Anita Saltz Institute for Anxiety and Mood disorders at The Child Study Center (CSC) at NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to his experience working with youth with a wide range of mood, anxiety, and behavioral risk issues, Dr. Fasulo also enjoys working with behaviorally oppositional and high-risk youth who are, and/or have been, resistant to participating in mental health treatment. Prior to CSC, Dr. Fasulo was the Director of Risk Management at Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center, a state psychiatric inpatient hospital in Rockland County, NY. He also has served as Assistant Professor and clinical program manager of a couples-based communication and relationship skills building program at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY, and maintained a private practice in White Plains, NY. He is a graduate of the clinical psychology PhD program at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, where much of his research and graduate-level clinical training centered on complex trauma exposure and psychosocial outcomes in incarcerated and other behaviorally high-risk adolescents.

 

 

FEES

  • General Admission: $60.00
  • NYU Faculty & Staff: $45.00
  • NYU Silver Alumni (Graduate and Undergraduate degrees): $45.00
  • NYU Silver Post-Masters Certificate Program Alumni: $51.00
  • NYU Silver Current Field Instructors: $45.00
  • NYU Silver Current Students (space-available basis): $30.00
  • Non-NYU Current MSW and PhD Students (space-available basis): $45.00
  • 3+ from one agency: $45.00 each
  • Veterans: $30.00

Registration

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Continuing Education Contact Hours

NYSED and ACE approved for 3 CE contact hours.


SOCIAL WORK

New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers {#SW-0012}.

NYU Silver School of Social Work, 1415 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. NYU Silver School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/16 - 11/11/19. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 3 continuing education clock hours.

 

MENTAL HEALTH

New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors {#MHC-0083}.

For Mental Health Practitioners: Please check with your state, if you are not licensed in New York, to determine if these credits will be accepted for licensing renewal.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

If after registering, you determine that you can no longer attend this event, The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning will issue refunds on the following basis:

  • Refund requests made on or before November 2 (by midnight): full refund
  • Refund requests made on or before November 8 (by midnight): 50% refund
  • Refund requests made on or after November 9: no refund

If the is event cancelled, all registrants will be fully reimbursed. To withdraw from and be reimbursed for this event, please complete the form located here.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS & GRIEVANCE POLICY

Special Accommodations:
Students requiring accommodations have the opportunity to make these known upon registering or by writing to silver.continuingeducation@nyu.edu.
 
Addressing Grievances:
For information on our Grievance Policy, please click here. If you have questions or concerns contact (212) 998-9099.

Contact

NYU Silver School of Social Work
Office of Global and Lifelong Learning

1 Washington Square North, G08
New York, NY 10003
Email: silver.continuingeducation@nyu.edu
Phone: (212) 998-5973
Fax: (212) 995-4497