The Adolescent Brain: Development & Implications (Adolescents Cert)

Can be taken as an individual course or as a part of:

Approved by the British Psychological Society for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

1 day 12:00pm – 2:00pm 2 CPD hours

Course Brief

This two-hour lunchtime bite-size course on the adolescent brain: development & implications in adolescents can be taken on its own or as a part of the BPS Approved Certificate in CBT for Working with Adolescents. The Certificate is designed to enable delegates to apply CBT to a range of common adolescent problems important to both practitioners and their clients. Each module gives a background on the topic, combined with practical implications and strategies.

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The issue of The Adolescent Brain: Development & Implications is a common mental health issue for adolescents, that is both challenging and distressing for young people, parents and staff.

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This module combines essential background information on the area as well as tips, strategies and practical treatment plans and strategies. The focus is on 2nd and 3rd wave CBT ideas as well as evidence based “tips” from other therapeutic approaches, such as MI, SFT, REBT and others, specifically to address process issues such as motivation and communication difficulties which can often arise when working therapeutically with adolescents.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes:

  • Delegates will understand the nature of the problem including relevant theoretical models.
  • Delegates will understand the principles and practice of CBT as an evidence-based approach to tackling problems. It includes 2nd and 3rd wave CBT ideas as well as evidence-based strategies from other therapeutic approaches, such as MI, SFT, REBT and others, specifically to address process issues such as motivation and communication difficulties.
  • Delegates will learn strategies and case studies relating to the use of CBT to the problem.
  • Delegates will understand common therapy obstacles and how to address them

Who is the course for?

Psychologists, Therapists, Counsellors, Coaches, OTs, SLTs, Dieticians, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Doctors, Arts Therapist, Substance Misuse Workers, Social Workers, Probation Officers.

Duration of the module: 2 hours

CPD Hours: 2

Modality: Integrated CBT

Time: 12.00-14.00

Attendance: in person or watching as a recording

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Completion of any 5 two-hours modules leads to receiving of a Certificate and Accreditation in CBT for Working with Adolescents, Level 1.

Completion of any 10 two-hours modules leads to receiving of a Certificate and Accreditation in CBT for Working with Adolescents, Level 2.

Completion of any 15 two-hours modules leads to receiving of a Certificate and Accreditation in CBT for Working with Adolescents, Level 3.

Completion of all 20 two-hours modules leads to receiving of a Certificate and Accreditation in CBT for Working with Adolescents, Level 4.

Overall Certificate and Accreditation is awarded upon the completion of all 4 levels.

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Certificates of Accreditation are available upon request from info@sds-seminars.com

Course Tutor

Dr Julia Budnik
MD, PhD, Honorary Professor of PSMU (Russia), Director of SDS Seminars Ltd

Julia is a medical doctor and a PhD with extensive clinical, managerial and university teaching experience. She has worked overseas, in the NHS and privately. At present she trains within the NHS, Social Services & the Independent Sector. A qualified gastroenterologist, Julia has written extensively in the field. Her current interests lie in evidence based improvements to health and quality of life through psychological & behavioural change. Julia is also a children's author.