Attachment in the teen years can be challenging to navigate. As a child transitions to adolescence, their primary attachment with caregivers now shifts to peers.
They reach for autonomy and freedom, some of which they are not ready for.
Parents must balance giving just enough but not too much freedom, modelling interdependence and relationship health…setting the child up for success instead of hard life lessons. If there’s been an attachment trauma, or other trauma, this will impact the parent-child relationship in ways that can exacerbate mental health challenges. The transition of the teenage years can then become complicated.
You’ll learn to:
This online program is worth 1.5 hours CPD.
Dr. Christina Reese, LCPC, has been working with children and their families for over 20 years and uses play therapy, art therapy and cognitive behavior therapies to help families solve problems. She has been the director of an outpatient mental health clinic and has worked in private practice, as a court ordered therapist and in residential treatment centers. She works with a variety of diagnoses from ADHD to Oppositional Defiant Behavior, Bipolar and Mood Disorders, and Attachment Disorders. She has her PhD in Counselor Education from George Washington University and is a licensed clinical supervisor. Dr. Reese has authored 5 books about attachment and trauma.
Financial: Christina Reese has an employment relationship with Mosaic Community Services. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Christina Reese has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
The Art of Compromise
Power Sharing, not Power Struggling
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