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Transform Teen Behavior: Family-Based Interventions
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
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Product Details
DVD Video - 4+ hours
Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
12/1/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  1. Assess the most salient & empowering psychosocial skill sets needed for teens.
  2. Implement powerful group techniques for engaging parents in treatment.
  3. Apply family-based approaches for fostering empathic connections & positive communication.
  4. Design experiential methods for promoting psychosocial skill mastery in teens & parents.
  5. Compile steps for adapting group strategies for skills training across broad patient populations.
  6. Synthesize concepts and techniques for promoting behavioral and emotional health in youth & their parents.


Emotion Regulation

  • Cultivate Feelings Awareness
  • Build Feelings Vocabularies
  • Family-Based Emotion Regulation

Empathy Building

  • Parent-Teen Empathy Skills
  • Promote Parent-Teen Trust
  • Enhance Understanding & Compassion
  • Bolster Family Listening Skills

Conflict Resolution

  • Promote Win-Win Ways in Families
  • Increase Family Cohesion & Closeness
  • Parent Modeling of Optimal Approaches

Behavior Contracts

  • Steps to Negotiate Teen "Buy In" & Compliance
  • Ways to Track & Reinforce Positive Behaviors
  • Facilitate Collaborative Family Negotiations

Assertive Communication

  • Teach Parents & Teens Assertiveness
  • Promote Healthy Parent-Teen Communication
  • Model Prosocial Styles of Sharing Feelings
  • Bolster Family Expressions of Warmth & Love

Thought Restructuring

  • Educate Parents & Teens on Power of Perception
  • Promote Thought & Self-Talk Awareness
  • Acquaint Parents & Teens with Common Thinking Traps
  • Train Parents & Teens on Critical Thinking Exercises


Mary Nord Cook, MD, is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist. For the past 18 years, she has been developing and directly providing three psychosocial skills and parenting training, multi-family workshops weekly.

Dr. Cook has authored and published two books detailing the evidence-based, standardized, skills-building treatment protocols used for both the school-aged and adolescent patient populations, titled Transforming Behavior: Training Parents & Kids Together and Transforming Teen Behavior: Parent-Teen Protocols for Psychosocial Skills Training. Her passions are developing and applying family and strengths-based approaches, pursuant of a goal to minimize medication, while optimizing parenting and psychosocial skills. Her mantra is “More Skills =’s Less Pills!” Dr. Cook has received numerous awards for outstanding and innovative program development, leadership, teaching and mentorship. She frequently performs presentations in the community for school, primary care and youth outreach programs.

In July 2015, she assumed new roles as the chief executive officer and medical director for EMPOWER, a first of its kind, Non-Profit {501 (3)(c)} Center of Excellence in Family Behavioral Health. She has been extensively involved in the training of medical students, psychology and social work graduate students, along with psychiatry residents. She recently won a resident nominated award for teaching excellence and has also been recognized by the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), as an outstanding mentor. She specializes in working with families presenting with youth who’ve been diagnosed with disruptive behavior and mood disorders. Dr. Cook received her doctoral degree (Medicine) from Wayne State University, her General Psychiatry Residency at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego, and her Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship training at the University of California, San Diego. From 1998-2005 she served in the United States Navy, including working as the sole child psychiatrist for six military bases and over 30 Department of Defense schools, across Japan for three years. From 2005-2015, she held the rank of associate professor of psychiatry at the Colorado School of Medicine while concurrently serving as the medical director for the Department of Psychiatry at CHCO.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Mary Nord Cook is CEO and Medical Director for EMPOWER. She is an author for Brookes Publishing and Elsevier Publishing and receives royalties. Dr. Nord Cook receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Mary Nord Cook is a member of the American Academy Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP).
Continuing Education Credits

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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals