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Easing the Path from Adolescence to Adulthood - Applying the Developmental Stress Reduction Method

Easing the Path from Adolescence to Adulthood - Applying the Developmental Stress Reduction Method

Easing the Path from Adolescence to Adulthood - Applying the Developmental Stress Reduction Method

Professor Tom Bissonette MSW, LMSW
Professor Tom Bissonette MSW, LMSW

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$75.00 $ 75.00 $ 75.00

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Launch date: 29 Sep 2016
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Last updated: 03 Nov 2016

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Asynchrony is a model that reflects the reality that youth develop at different rates. They can differ in physical, social, or emotional developmental age, for example. They can even be out of sync with their own development. Teens and young adults are often resistant to the treatment that we offer because they desire a sense of autonomy and feel a sense of invincibility. They often see treatment or prevention efforts as a setback to reaching maturity

Ample research has established that older adolescents and young adults generally have the cognitive ability to engage in hypothetical thinking, critical thinking, and rational decision-making. The myth that wisdom is the domain of those of us that have lived the longest has been debunked. Evidence-based research studies assert that the window for the acquisition of wisdom for many people may close by the end of early adulthood.

This seminar takes a fresh approach at teaching the professional to help youth understand their developmental issues and the pressures they face. With the Asynchronous Development model, we can offer a new approach to decision-making that honors the intelligence of youth and demystifies their sometimes inconsistent and self-defeating behavior. The new research has profound implications for young people and will give youth-oriented professionals creative tools to work with. If we help them at this emerging adult stage, we are more likely to bend the arcs of their futures towards much healthier lives.


At the end of this E-learning, the learner will be able to:
Objective 1:
Explain the Asynchronous Development model
Objective 2:
Apply the Asynchronous Development model to DSM-5®
diagnoses and treatment.
Objective 3:
Identify current research about youth that has profound implications for professionals who work with them.
Objective 4:
Recognize various opportunities to apply the model to prevention efforts.
Objective 5:
Discover how this approach can foster self-direction and help clients become agents of their own growth and healing.
Objective 6:
Discover an innovative modal in child development that addresses even the most resistant youthful client.
Objective 7:
Maximize treatment results by applying the model to DSM-5 impulse and conduct disorder diagnoses.
Objective 8:
Increase practitioners' self-awareness by doing self-assessment to avoid counter-transference.
Professor Tom Bissonette MSW, LMSW

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Professor Tom Bissonette MSW, LMSW

Tom Bissonette, MSW, LMSW
Executive Director of YoungAndWiser, Inc.
Faculty – The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Therapist – Center for a Brighter Tomorrow

Tom is a Psychotherapist, College Faculty, and a Developmental and Prevention Educator. He has taught courses on Adolescent and Young Adult Development at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for over 20 years. He is the author of Sexual Civility – The Hot New College Romance, a book on how young adults can develop the capacity for real intimacy as a sexual being. During his 25 years as a psychotherapist and faculty he created an effective educational and treatment model for helping youth understand and navigate their own development.

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