Live Virtual Workshops
Adolescent Brain Development
Myths and Truths
Credit Hours (CEC)
Adolescent Brain Development - Live Virtual - August 23, 2023; 10am-1pm Central Time
Early rate expires 08/03/2023
Upon completion, participants should be able to:
- Define adolescence in a historical and cultural context
- Describe features of the adolescent brain and how it differs from the child and adult brain
- Identify the influence of substances and technology on adolescent brain development
- List strategies for supporting healthy adolescent brain development
*Please allow only the registered individual(s) to view webinar materials
Method of Delivery
Presentation, video, personal reflection, delivered electronically.
Some of the Topics Included
- Historical and Cultural Context of Adolescence
- Introduction to Neurobiology
- How the Adolescent Brain Is Different
- The Role of Dopamine on the Developing Brain
- How Attachment and Parental Relationships Shape the Brain
- Gender and the Brain
- Risk-Taking, Novelty Seeking, and Peer Relationships
- The Effects of Trauma on the Adolescent Brain
- Mental Health Disorders and Adolescence
- The Role of Substances and Technology
- Practical Strategies for Supporting Adolescents
This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for school personnel, social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, and anyone working with adolescents.
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Trainer: Kelly Smith
Kelly is a Registered Social Worker and holds a Master of Social Work degree. She has also completed six levels of training in Sandtray-Worldplay with Gisela Schubach De Domenico and three levels of training with the Canadian Association of Play Therapy. In addition to training with CTRI, Kelly has an eclectic private practice where she incorporates play therapy, sandtray therapy, DBT, emotion-focused therapy, dance, somatic work, and mindfulness into her work with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. She specializes in providing trauma-informed counselling for motor vehicle accident victims and their families. Kelly believes that everyone can access their own self-healing abilities and feels honoured when asked to be a part of the journey. As a trainer, she is both passionate and engaging.