Core Skills for Effective Interactions
BRITT RATHBONE & JULIE BARON
Ever enter the consulting room with a teen who doesn’t want to be there? If you work with teens, you know how tricky it can be to establish good communication and a positive connection, not to mention get the treatment results you’re both hoping for. There are many approaches to treating teens, but very little information on how to engage them in an ongoing and productive relationship. In this workshop, using role-play and other experiential tools, we’ll focus on the core skills that underlie the successful implementation of any intervention. You’ll discover:
- How to create an atmosphere of mutual respect by finding value in what matters to the adolescent
- The key to successfully using humor to make a deeper connection
- How to convey authenticity, predictability, kindness, and acceptance with teens
- Five skills for working effectively with challenging adolescents, including mindfulness and getting feedback effectively
Britt Rathbone, LCSW-C, treats adolescents and trains service providers as director of Rathbone & Associates. He’s the coauthor of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for At-Risk Adolescents, What Works with Teens, and Parenting a Teen Who Has Intense Emotions. Julie Baron, LCSW-C, treats adolescents and families, and trains school professionals. She’s the coauthor of What Works with Teens.