Working with teenagers and young people age 13-25
What to expect from this CPD:
This CPD will equip you with the knowledge and research necessary to feel confident working with young people. The 13-25-year age group are probably the most at risk of severe anxiety, depression, self-harming, suicide, cyber-bullying and feeling overwhelmed. We will explore and learn about this area in mental health that is in need of more trained professionals.
We will look at:
- Mental illness in young people.
- How the brain works in young people and how this differs to the workings of the adult brain.
- Hormones and neurotransmitters – which ones are helpful and how to better access and use them.
- Legal requirements when working with young people including safeguarding.
- Working with young people online/by telephone whilst being GDPR compliant.
- The Therapeutic Alliance when working with teenagers and adolescents.
- The Parents – how and when to involve them.
- Is it business as usual? We look at where and how things differ.
How the IC differs when we’re working with young people, with a specific IC information gathering sheet.
- Peers, teachers and parents: helping young people understand how to communicate better and more easily.
- Alternatives to use for our MQ, and specific SF questions that work well.
- How to cope better with stress.
- Language patterns/metaphors – how to make them relevant.
- Case studies – a selection of case studies throughout this age range.
Julie May studied the Psychology of Education for 3 years at the University of Manchester and has worked in Secondary Schools, Sixth Form Colleges and Student Support Offices with students. As well as working as a solution focused hypnotherapist, Julie is a senior lecturer for CPHT and a supervisor with both the AfSFH and the NCH.