Presented by Robert J. Ackerman, Ph.D.

Families under stress produce adolescents who are under stress. This is especially true for families that experience alcohol and drug abuse problems, child abuse, spouse abuse, divorce, and other dysfunctional behaviors.Many of the young people from these families become at risk for a variety of emotional and behavioral problems.This workshop will address the emotional and behavioral impact on youth who become "high-risk" or "at risk" for a variety of problems.A cognitive behavioral model for helping adolescents eliminate self-defeating behaviors will be presented.Additionally, techniques for working with "resistant" adolescents will be included.