This 2 session workshop is developed for parents struggling to respond and manage the disruptive behaviors associated with teen mood dysregulation. Mood dependent problem behaviors such as school refusal, defiance, social isolation, threats, drug use, self injury, excessive video gaming/social media use, and sexual promiscuity challenge the most loving and supportive families. Nothing is more frightening and upsetting for parents than living with a teenager whose mood and behaviors control the home. Many parents report feeling helpless and out of control. As a result the home becomes a place of “walking on eggshells” around your teen balanced with high conflict and responding to crisis situations. This workshop is designed to assist parents with understanding how and why these problems first develop and how our current culture may inadvertently strengthen these disruptive responses. Most importantly, the workshop is designed to provide initial strategies on how best to respond. This is an introductory workshop introducing parents to the foundations of behavioral parent training and research supported interventions for disruptive behaviors. For those parents requiring more support, additional training and consultation services will be developed.
Space is limited to first 30 individuals who sign up.