Working with Challenging Parents and Youth...and LOVING it! featuring John Sommers-Flanagan

A special workshop for counselors, social workers,  and other professionals working with youth.

Sponsored by the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Georgian Court University.


The Workshop:
Counseling difficult youth and challenging parents can be immensely frustrating or splendidly gratifying. In this workshop psychologist, author and nationally known speaker, John Sommers-Flanagan will share stories, insights, principles, and techniques for working with challenging youth and their parents. Participants will learn 10 top techniques that they can immediately implement in their counseling work.

The Presenter:
John Sommers-FlanaganJohn Sommers-Flanagan is a professor of counselor education at the University of Montana. He received his doctorate in psychology in 1986, completing his pre-doctoral internship at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY.

John is currently a mental health consultant with Trapper Creek Job Corps. He served as executive director of Families First Parenting Programs from 1995 to 2003 and was previously co-host of a radio talk-show on Montana Public Radio titled, “What is it with Men?” His work with youth and parents has been captured for educational purposes on a number of different local and national video productions.

John primarily specializes in working with children, parents, and families. He is author or coauthor of over 40 professional publications, including seven books. A sampling of his books include Tough Kids, Cool Counseling (2nd Ed., ACA Publications, 2007), Problem Child or Quirky Kid (Free Spirit, 2002), Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice (John Wiley & Sons, 2004), Clinical Interviewing (4th Ed., Wiley, 2009), and Working Effectively with Parents (Wiley, 2012). John is widely sought as a keynote speaker and professional workshop presenter throughout the United States and Canada.

In his spare time, John loves to run (slowly), dance (poorly), laugh (loudly—usually at himself) and produce home-made family music videos.

Continuing Education:
This workshop provides a total of 3 hours (3 per session) continuing education credits for LPCs and LCSWs. A certificate of Georgian Court University continuing education units will be provided for all attendees.

Cancellation Policy:
By November 1, 2013 - Payment in full
November 2 - November 8 - No refunds

Directions to GCU:
If using satellite directions or device, 517 Ninth Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701 is the destination address. For additional directions to Georgian Court University please click here. Upon your arrival at GCU, security personnel will direct you to the Raymond Hall North Dining Room.

Registration Fees:
If paying online with MasterCard, Discover, VISA, or Amex, fill out the information below. After you hit "submit" you will be directed to a confirmation page with a link to a payment vendor connected to Georgian Court University. A 2.75% service charge will be added to your credit or debit card.  Check payments can be made out to Georgian  Court University and forwarded to the Office of Conferences & Special Events 900 Lakewood Avenue Lakewood NJ 08701.



 * Payment Options:  
License Number (to obtain CEUs)  
 If using a check or purchase order, it must be received in the Office of Conferences & Special Events by November 1 , 2013.


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