Discovering the Untapped Hero Within
Look into the troubled lives of many impoverished inner-city youth and you’ll often discover a walled-off history of unacknowledged loss. This workshop will broaden your understanding of how social context can breed traumatic injury and offers a fresh look at the importance of uncovering the buried impact of trauma in the lives of acting-out
youth. We’ll focus on how to:
- Maintain an effective, empathic therapeutic alliance with kids who
are nonresponsive, hostile, and even physically threatening
- Develop a genogram-like Loss Diagram detailing the deaths of loved ones, serial placements in foster homes, and dislocations due to economic or family circumstances
- Help clients discover and appreciate their positive traits and skills that helped them through tough times, which are the key resources they’ll need to move toward a better future
Continued with workshop 304.
Kenneth Hardy, PhD, is director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships
and professor of marriage and family
therapy at Drexel University.