CPD Event title: Award-winning treatment for ADHD adolescents and their parents
Brief Description Of Event: Adolescentswith attention, executive functioning, and motivation difficulties often struggle at home, school, and with others. Supporting Teens’ Autonomy Daily (STAND; Sibley, 2016) is an empirically supported and award winning treatment program that is tailored to the realities of adolescence and provides skills to struggling adolescents and their parents. The goal of this treatment is to increase adolescent self-directedness and success by engaging the parent-teen dyad in treatment. The flexible approach allows therapists to build a unique treatment plan for each case. Modules include training in adolescent organization, time management, and planning skills, helping parents find a balance between providing support and promoting independence, and making changes to the home environment and family routine in support of teen success. STAND is delivered using a Motivational Interviewing style to help dyads reconnect with their personal goals and values and find realistic strategies that improve parent and teen quality of life.
Learning Objectives: In this 3-day training, we will: 1. Learn what skills parents and teens can practice to improve executive functioning and motivationproblems in teens. 2. Discuss and practice population-specific therapy delivery strategies that promote initial engagement and long-term practice of skills at home. 3. Understand overinvolved andunderinvolvedparenting patterns that frequently emerge in these families, and how to help parents step away from practices that inhibit teen growth and autonomy. 4. Learn the basics of parent-teen behavioral contracting—including how to deal with electronics use, barriers to monitoring teens, teens who resist limits, and helping families find and accept their best-case scenario.