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Are the Boys All Right? How to Help Your Young Male Clients Get Unstuck, Healthy and Thrive with Elizabeth Jorgensen, CADC
Young men often display symptoms of depression and anxiety in patterns of avoidance, withdrawal from school and social life, and sometimes display anger and aggression as part of their illness. What can appear to parents as poor or "bad" behavior are often the tell tale signs of severe distress. Our culture still stigmatizes depression and anxiety in boys (and men), and this can make it more difficult for young people to ask for help, or even know they are depressed. This workshop focuses on the unique presentation of boys when they are suffering and how clinicians and parents can engage boys in conversation and getting help.

Learning Objectives
-Name and describe the rate of depression, anxiety and substance abuse in teen and young adult men.
-Identify atypical presentations of depression and anxiety in teen and young adult boys
-Learn and rehearse three strategies for engaging young men in the process of accepting assessment and treatment.

For clinical professionals, Psychologists, Therapists, Counselors, and Social Workers. Industry professionals may earn continuing education credit(s) at no charge. Please email kfuller@newportacademy.com for additional continuing education details.

Sep 22, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Elizabeth Jorgensen, CADC
Director @Insight Counseling, LLC
Liz Jorgensen has 30 years of experience with adolescent and adult psychotherapy and counseling. She is a nationally recognized expert in counseling, particularly in engaging resistant teens and motivating them to change. She was the coordinator of Adolescent Substance Abuse Services at Danbury Hospital and created and ran a dual diagnosis partial hospital, intensive outpatient and outpatient services in her 18 years there. Since 2000 Liz has been the owner and director of Insight Counseling in Ridgefield, Connecticut, where she collaborates with seven dedicated colleagues to run a full spectrum of outpatient counseling programs, including intensive outpatient services for adolescents and young adults. Liz is also a consultant to Newport Healthcare, an adolescent and young adult treatment system with residential centers and outpatient centers in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, California, and Washington.