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Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute

How to Get Discouraged Teens To Work Towards Their Goals

How to Get Discouraged Teens Working Toward Their Goals

3.5 hours, 3.5 CEs


Teens and families often become hopeless about the future and stay in endless and repetitive patterns of communication and damaging behaviors.

This webinar offers practical, strength-based treatment strategies to mobilize high-risk teens and their families towards envisioning the future.

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Participants will be able to:

  • Utilize Motivational Interviewing language and a scripted intervention with families and teens to instill hope and help motivate youth to mobilize to take steps to their future.
  • Learn how to assist their clients on producing a “Future Self” via story board/ vision board including images, music and affirmations in storyboard form and/or digital format.
  • Utilize somatic posturing to help clients enhance and embrace the image of the “Future Self” as a resource and anchor.
  • Learn to work with clients to identify beliefs that are blocking the fulfillment of the Future Self intervention. Participants will learn to shift these blocking beliefs to move towards the vision of the future.
  • Learn a script and art activity to introduce and normalize ego states work with anxious and depressed adolescent clients.
  • Learn an activity to explore ego states and related emotions to inspire and create concrete steps for moving toward goals.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is designed for mental health professionals who wish to instill hope, motivate teenagers, and set
the stage for the interventions.


Annie Monaco, LCSW
Jessica Horder, LMHC
Nicole Wolasz, LCSWR

Upcoming Webinars

  • Friday, October 2, 12-4pm

How to Get Discouraged Teens to Work Towards Their Goals - (Webinar) October 2, 2020


Price includes CEs.

Before you Register: 

Please use a personal email instead of a work email as agencies block emails to multiple senders, and you will be receiving a link to a webinar. 

Please note that following your registration you will receive a confirmation email with details. If you do not see this email, please immediately check your junk and/or spam folder.  

Also note 5 days before the webinar you will receive a link to a platform called Demio. Again, checking your junk mail and spam folder is advised.

If you watch this webinar live, you will receive a link to an evaluation and be able to get your certificate immediately. 

If you watch the recording, you will have to take a mandatory quiz and complete an evaluation and will then be eligible to get a certificate.