The Adolescent Self

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This book describes an innovative, compassionate treatment for troubled adolescents that addresses the central problems of the “self”. All of the interventions are designed to help the adolescent establish a more developed sense of self: self-esteem, self-regulation, self-control, self-soothing, self-stimulation, and self-efficacy. This is an excellent resource for both professionals and parents.

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The teenager who explodes by putting a fist through a wall or who desperately turns to cocaine or who retreats into anxious and withdrawn states is telling us, in his or her own way, about a disturbed sense of self. These behavior patterns, bizarre or self-destructive as they appear, actually reflect attempts to re-balance or protect the fragile self.

This book describes an innovative treatment program for troubled adolescents that addresses central problems of the self. The problems of substance abuse, anxiety, aggression, self-destructive behavior, eating disorders, and mood swings can usually be traced to fundamental deficits, particularly in the ability to self-soothe.

PRISM, the Program for Innovative Self-Management, uses a range of carefully designed strategies to address these central problems of the adolescent self. Beyond describing the actual program, this book presents a philosophy which naturally generates techniques that make sense and engage teenagers in creative ways.

The guiding philosophy throughout this program emerges from Heinz Kohut's self-psychology: most behavior represents the individual's attempt to cope with anxiety and maintain a cohesive sense of self. All of the interventions are designed to help adolescents establish a more developed sense of self: self-esteem, self-regulation, self-control, self-soothing, self-stimulation, and self-efficacy.

In designing interventions, the author and his colleagues draw upon the hypnotic techniques of Milton Erickson and the cognitive therapy of Aaron Beck. Strategies for visualization, self-hypnosis, stress innoculation, cognitive restructuring, assertiveness training and psychodrama are described in detail. As illustrated in the extensive case examples, innovative interventions, such as "freeze-frame", the "ally", and the "time machine", help teenagers dramatically identify and integrate new options.

While PRISM has been developed within a short-term hospital program for adolescents, the principles and techniques can be adapted for a wide range of settings. The book has been written primarily with clinicians and members of the helping professions in mind; however, it is presented in down-to-earth language that reveals the author's deep understanding of the adolescents he meets everyday. This will make it valuable to anyone trying to understand and deal with adolescents, including parents.

 

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801241-Course taken online (book not included)

 
 

Continuing Education

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid course fee, verified identity by checking checkbox on verification webpage, completed evaluation, and completed post-test with passing grade of 75% in order to receive a certificate. Failure to complete and submit these materials will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. (8) CE hours.

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars 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 psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (8) clock hours.

Social Workers 
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 8 contact hours self-study.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (8) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA:
The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. (8) hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (8) contact hours.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (8) contact hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (8) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. (8) CE clock hours. Provider #151


Chemical Dependency Counselors
Provider approved by NAADAC Approved Education Provider Program for (8) contact hours.  Approval #96924. 
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0220 for (8) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (8) hours general, Expires 3/31/2019.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX:
R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (8) CE Hours.

Nurses
CA:
Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (8) contact hours.

Dentists
CA:
R. Cassidy Seminars is a provider  approved by the Dental Board of California as a registered provider of continuing education. RP# 4874. (8) CE Hours.

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