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march, 2022

25mar12:00 pm1:00 pmVirtual EventNorth Carolina Problem Gambling Webinar - Adolescents & Families


(Friday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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The North Carolina Problem Gambling Program (NCPGP) is pleased to offer

Introduction to Engagement Strategies: Adolescents with Co-occurring Needs and their Families

Engagement is the foundation upon which therapeutic change is built. While this may sound exaggerated or dramatic, consider that the most basic measure of engagement is attendance – and without attendance, therapeutic change is not possible. Engagement is notoriously difficult with adolescents – combining challenges of the developmental period with the recognition that few enter treatment (or juvenile justice involvement) at their own request. Adding to this challenge, youth referred to intensive therapy matched to co-occurring needs are often experiencing higher levels of risks, school deficits and family conflicts. While successful and sustained changes are greatest with combined youth and family engagement and involvement, the challenges for this systemic engagement grow exponentially. This two-part training series introduces ideas about identifying areas of challenges in collaborative youth and family engagements and offers guided strategies toward increasing success in this area.

Michael Fox


12 pm – 1 pm

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to

  1. Define engagement globally and identify components that contribute to and measure therapeutic engagement.
  2. Identify and describe adolescent development; co-occurring disorders; ecological and systemic concepts of family; parenting styles; and hierarchical measures of systemic readiness/ability toward change.

Target audience:
Mental health professionals including psychologists, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors, pastoral counselors, school counselors, as well as clergy, school administrators, recreational therapists, peer support specialists and all those interested in learning about problem gambling.

All webinars are free. However, pre-registration is required.
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