Online Course » Adolescent Girls: Development and Treatment Issues

Course Description:
Barbara Alexander, LCSW, BCD, interviews Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer, PhD, about the differences in male and female development in early adolescence, the kinds of pressure adolescent girls experience from their parents, and ways of helping girls discover their value. In the second interview Lynda Chassler, PhD, discusses the relationship of attachment patterns to eating disorders.
Course Objective:
Upon completing this program, participants should be able to:
  • Describe important differences in male and female development in early adolescence;
  • Assist girls in recognizing that they are valuable;
  • Analyze eating disorders from the point of view of attachment theory; and
  • Foster the therapeutic bond in eating disorders treatment.
Author Bio:
Barbara Alexander, LCSW, BCD, is a graduate of the Smith College School for Social Work and the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. President of the Illinois Society for Clinical Social Work for two terms, she co-chaired the 20th Anniversary Clinical Conference of the Clinical Social Work Federation, and chaired the Search Committee for President/Dean of the Institute for Clinical Social Work. After working for 13 years in child psychiatric settings and 30 years in private practice, she is now founder and president of On Good Authority, and an expert interviewer.
Credits:
2.00
Hours:
2.00
Certificates:
American Psychological Association - view details
Association of Social Work Boards - view details
California Board of Registered Nursing - view details
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) - view details
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) - view details
Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists - view details

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