Supporting Teens in Today's World: A Biopsychosocial Perspective

Program Overview

Course Description:

The University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Social Work is gathering experts to discuss the importance of addressing the needs of our teenage population. This educational symposium is designed to provide updates in the preventive, clinical and supportive services available to social workers. 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe and apply The Safety Plan Intervention (SPI) developed by Barbara Stanley, PhD and Gregory Browns, PhD.
  2. Identify the key components of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and how it may be used as an effective intervention with at-risk adolescents
  3. Describe common mental health diagnoses experienced by children and adolescents as well as evidence based treatments for these disorders.
  4. List the early signs and symptoms of substance use disorders and the levels of treatment options available.
  5. Differentiate natal sex, gender identity, gender expression & sexual orientation
  6. Explain how bias & victimization create disparities and lead to risks
  7. Discuss primary and specialized care that may be needed by transgender adolescents
  8. Provide initial management strategies for appropriate & competent care to gender non-conforming patients
  9. Identify current medication treatment options for ADHD, Bipolar, Depression and Anxiety disorders

Conference Details

  • When

  • Friday, October 21, 2016
    7:30 AM - 4:45 PM
    Eastern Time Zone

  • Where

  • RIT Inn & Conference Center
    5257 West Henrietta Rd
    Rochester, New York 144687
    (585) 359-1800

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