226 Motivating Young Adults

Brad Sachs • Friday Morning

Brad SachsIndividual and family therapists increasingly find themselves working with young adults who appear to be developmentally marooned, still dependent on their parents, and unable to take the necessary steps toward adult self-reliance.
In this workshop, we’ll explore a clinical framework for unearthing the unspoken fears, unresolved conflicts, and unacknowledged grief that typically stand in the way of struggling young adults and their families’ ability to move forward.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Help families compose a Declaration of Interdependence to guide them through their developmental transition as they revise their family narrative
  • Distinguish among the three most common family responses to children who have difficulty leaving home
  • Help families confront the implications of both successfully launching a child and failing to do so

Brad Sachs, PhD, is a family psychologist and the author of Family-Centered Treatment with Struggling Young Adults:  A Clinicians Guide to the Transition from Adolescent to Autonomy and Emptying the Nest: Launching Your Young Adult toward Success and Self-Reliance.

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