The Indiana University of Pennsylvania Center for Counselor Training and Services and the counseling department at the Franklin Regional School District, Murrysville, are co-sponsoring a free lecture for parents and educators by a national expert on adolescence.

Dr. Fred Hanna, director of the School of Applied Psychology and Counselor Education at the University of Northern Colorado, will present “How to Achieve a Win-Win with Your Teenagers: Five Techniques for Positive Change,” from 7 to 8 p.m. March 5 at the Franklin Regional Middle School auditorium in Murrysville.

Before his current position, Hanna served as professor of counseling at Johns Hopkins University for 11 years. He has held positions on the editorial boards of six scholarly journals and has published a wide range of scholarly and professional articles.

In addition to years of private practice, he serves as a trainer to community agencies and school systems across the United States.

He has developed and published many clinical techniques aimed at positive change for addicted clients, suicidal clients, victims of oppression, criminal personalities, and difficult adolescents.

He is the author of “Therapy with Difficult Clients: Using the Precursors Model to Awaken Change,” published in 2001. He is currently writing a book on the subject of counseling difficult adolescents. He has also developed therapeutic approaches in the areas of culture and spirituality and has presented internationally.

The IUP Center for Counseling Training and Services offers professional workshops and training for community and school counselors and other mental health professionals throughout the region. The center is directed by Dr. John McCarthy, professor in the IUP department of counseling.

Hanna also is offering a one-day workshop March 6 on the IUP campus. This seminar, “70 Strategies for Counseling Difficult, Defiant Adolescents” is geared toward school personnel, community counselors and psychologists.

More information about this and other workshops can be found at or by calling (724) 357-3807.