Seminar Detail

Self-Compassion for Teens
Self-Compassion for Teens

Where:  ROCKVILLE, MD

When:  Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Are you frustrated with the epidemic of teens suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD and trauma? Wish you had some non-medical approaches teens can use to build inner strength while promoting healing? Self-compassion for teens will offer you immediate and actionable ways to train teens with self-compassion to reduce suffering and increase happiness.

Join Dr. Lee-Anne Gray, a clinical and forensic psychologist, in this highly interactive and experiential seminar, and receive her activities, tips and practice sheets to guide teens in cultivating self-compassion. Topics addressed include:
  • School challenges
  • Academic pressure
  • Executive functioning
  • Failure and procrastination
  • Anxiety and depression
  • ADHD
  • Trauma
  • LGBTQ identity development

The techniques you will learn to cultivate self-compassion in teens are short and easy to apply teachings and activities that promote adolescents’ academic success and social emotional wellness.

Self-compassion techniques will:
  • Cultivate fortitude in the face of suffering
  • Increase positivity
  • Lead others to be happy
  • Create a framework for holding positive and negative feelings in mind at once
  • Promote attention and concentration

You’ll leave this seminar with activities, meditations, and practices that heal trauma, widen emotional capacity, promote healthy sexual and gender identity development, improve executive functioning, and increase overall happiness.
Objectives:
  1. Differentiate between self-compassion, self-empathy, self-esteem and self-criticism.
  2. Summarize the interpersonal neurobiology of self-compassion for teens, and its effects on the developing brain.
  3. Formulate treatment plans, parenting approaches, and behavior plans that heal with self-compassion for teens.
  4. Employ assessment tools, activities, and self-reflective practices to promote healthy sexual and gender identity development in LGBTQ teens.
  5. Contrast existing medical and non-medical approaches to depression, anxiety, ADHD, and school problems with self-compassion practices for teens.
  6. Design self-compassion strategies to reduce decompensation, dissociation, and increase recovery in traumatized teens.
OUTLINE

Self-Compassion
  • Cultivating mindful awareness, self-kindness, and shared humanity
  • Developmental considerations of training teens in self-compassion
  • Activity: Loving kindness practice
  • Activity: Just like me practice
Interpersonal Neurobiology of Self-Compassion and Teens
  • The developing brain
  • Self-healing properties
  • Activity: how is my amygdala today?
Self-Compassion Strategies for …

Depression and Anxiety
  • Increasing resilience, happiness and coping
  • Reduce sadness, worry, doubt and fear
  • Negative thinking, self-criticism, and lack of motivation
  • Activity: Move in and out of the default network
  • Activity: Powerful pranayamas
ADHD
  • Minimize ADHD symptoms, and improve executive functioning
  • The role of the body in hyperactivity and thinking problems
  • Non-medical approaches
  • Activity: Nutrition/activity/concentration log
  • Activity: Watching thoughts
Trauma
  • Minimize risks of decompensation and dissociation
  • Self-kindness and honoring vulnerability
  • Role of shame in treating trauma
LGBTQ
  • Intersectionality and self-compassion for teens
  • The spectrum of genders
  • The spectrum of sexualities
  • Self-compassion for collective traumatization
School Challenges
  • Stress, academic failure, college competition, parental demands, and not performing according to one’s potential
  • Executive functioning difficulties
  • The role of creativity
  • Activity: Creativity and self-compassion – a guided practice for accessing “flow”

LEE-ANNE GRAY, PSY.D.

Lee-Anne Gray, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist, educator, and author. She is certified in EMDR, a trauma treatment, as well as a national speaker in self-compassion, mindful awareness, LGBTQ youth, assessment, special education, and gifted individuals.

As the president and CEO of The Connect Group, she serves the global educational community with innovative professional development seminars in empathy, compassion cultivation, Design Thinking, and transformational coaching.

Formerly an instructor of Psychology of Gender in the Department of Psychology/Women’s Studies at UCLA, Dr. Gray has served the LGBTQ community as an ally and through her private practice. She was also forensic expert and independent consultant to the Orange County Public Defender where she evaluated LGBTQ youth in juvenile hall.

Dr. Gray’s latest book, Self-Compassion for Teens: 129 Activities and Practices to Cultivate Kindness, is the first of its kind; a collection drawn from her work with teens at The Connect Group. Self-Compassion for Teens is enthusiastically endorsed by Tara Brach, Christopher Germer, Kelly McGonigal, among others. It was the #1 new release on Amazon, in Child Popular Psychology and Emotional Mental Health, and contains a whole chapter focusing on the unique needs of LGBTQ youth.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Lee-Anne Gray is the President and CEO of The Connect Group and co-founder of The Connect Group School. She is an author for PESI Publishing & Media and receives royalties. Dr. Gray receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Lee-Anne Gray writes a blog on Educational Trauma for the Huffington Post.
COUNSELORS
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The District of Columbia Municipal Regulations for Professional Counseling recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the American Psychological Association. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.

VIRGINIA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The Virginia Board of Counseling recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the American Psychological Association or NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.


EDUCATORS/TEACHERS
This course is designed to qualify toward your professional development requirement. The program is 6.25 clock hours in length.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


PSYCHOLOGISTS
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PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS
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This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


SOCIAL WORKERS
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PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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