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For many of us, our young clients have grown up in a social media age that simply didn't exist for us.

Kids are uniquely vulnerable to the mental health problems that come from influencer culture, celebrities' flashy lives, cyberbullying, and reality TV.

It's no secret that this can lead young clients to view their therapist as "out of touch" or having less legitimacy than TikTok stars.

Our young clients fall prey to increased depression, anxiety, shame, poor body image, and self-esteem... These problems are preventing some from meeting the demands of adulthood.

In this course, you'll gain a comprehensive set of durable skills young clients can take through adulthood.

  • CBT exercises to help clients reframe negative self-talk and improve critical thinking
  • EFT and mindfulness exercises to combat addiction to short-term gratification
  • Eliminate harmful pop culture depictions of mental health, while asserting your professionalism
  • Brain-based, self-regulation strategies to manage overstimulation

PLUS, an incredible bonus package with eBooks and trainings on boundary setting, gaslighting, "frenemy" culture, and more!

Help your clients escape toxic online culture and move them toward a rewarding, meaningful adulthood!

Toxic Online Culture: Connect with Young Clients in the
Age of Influencers, Social Media, Bullying & Delayed Adulthood

$817.92 Value
OWN IT FOR $199.99!
Get free printable worksheets, exercises, activities and more to give sessions more structure and make therapy easier.

Plus, earn up to 20.0 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
What's inside this course?

  • Strategies for eating disorders, body dysmorphia, and other maladaptive behaviors
  • 50+ activities, exercises, free printable worksheets, & more to make therapy easier
  • Techniques to work with challenges unique to Gen Y, Gen Z, Millennials, & confronting challenging clients
  • Skills to help your clients set boundaries, develop assertiveness, and manage toxic behaviors including gaslighting, narcissism, & emotional abuse
  • Up to 20 CE hours

What You'll Discover

Gain a specific skill set to help you navigate the impact of social media culture. Start by learning evidence-based strategies that help your kids detox from social media, then learn techniques that will move these clients into the responsibility of adulthood.

CBT, EFT & Other Approaches to Combat Social Media, Reality TV & Influencer Culture
Janine E. Oliver, PhD, MSW, LCSW, RYI200, CH, CCATP | Click here for information about Janine E. Oliver

In this first module, you'll get training to understand the impact of social media, reality TV & influencer culture on your young client's mental health — as well as evidence-based strategies to begin treatment.

The Gatekeeper: Critical Thinking (CT)
  • Why is CT important in client sessions?
  • Assessing your client's ability to think critically
  • Impact of reality TV (RTV) and social media (SM) on CT
  • Impact of decreased CT in education

Overall Impact: Reality TV & Social Media Daily Usage
  • Developing brain
  • Teenage attention span
  • Emotional centers of the brain
  • Increased hypervigilance from constant primitive arousal
  • Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Addiction
  • Decreased Self-Esteem and Self-Image FOMO
  • Biological reasons for insomnia
  • Case Study: "Steve's story, 18 y/o — excessive brain fog, vision issues"

Help Clients through the Weeds of Real vs. Virtual
  • Discerning between Real and Virtual Reality
  • Grounding lessons, CBT interventions
  • Understand the importance of the perspective of clients
  • Hold authority while diplomatically engaging clients
  • Assert your professionalism without alienating clients
  • Case Study: 21 y/o self-diagnosed BPD. She'd taken an online test and had symptoms of RTV personality
Prepackaged Diagnosis & Watering Down of Therapy
  • Eliminate harmful inaccurate depictions of disorders
  • How RTV and SM decrease intelligence and harm the legitimacy of therapy
  • Distorted effects and narrowing perspectives
  • Case Study: "Sandra's story, 19 y/o — the client who came to the intake session with her own diagnosis because she read it online"

Durable Interventions to Increase Critical Thinking
  • Psychoeducation — readiness to absorb interventions
  • Examining — model interventions: CBT, EFT, relaxation techniques
  • Assessing — help clients connect past behavior and new information
  • Discernment — change thought pattern, create neuroplasticity
  • Specific skill sets to target Gen Y and Z
  • Relearn relationship with RTV, SM, and other mediums
  • Anxiety and depression reduction for those with compromised CT
  • Strategies for eating disorders, body dysmorphia, & more

Extended Adolescence: Clinical Strategies to Help Clients Meet the Demands of Adulthood
Sharon Saline, PsyD, ADHD-CCSP | Click here for information about Sharon Saline
Steve O'Brien, PsyD | Click here for information about Steve O'Brien

In the second module, you'll build upon your skills and understanding of the impact of social media by gaining specific training on how to move these youth into meaningful adulthood.

When 25 Looks More Like 18, Origins of Extended Adolescence
  • Psychosocial implications of a "Check-listed Childhood"
  • Plugged-in but disconnected: "The Loneliest Generation"
  • Short-term gratification for the dopamine-dependent brain
  • Gender, race, privilege, and other "identity influencers"
  • Interplay of technology, society, and educational stressors
  • "Virtual Reality IS Their Reality"

Reaching Adolescents and Their Families
  • Tips for rapport building with Generation Z
  • Mindfully managing parental involvement
  • Build working alliances without alignments
  • Cultivate cooperation and bypass resistance

Modifying the Clinical Interview — What's Changed
  • Model openness and flexibility
  • Distinguish between pathology and generational differences
  • Precursors to other disorders
  • Navigate more complex identity exploration and confusion
  • Differentiate oppositional behavior from healthy identity expression

Clinical Strategies for Clients Struggling with
Anxiety — Social, OCD, Panic
  • Promote "real" interaction in a virtual world
  • Facilitate flexibility by reducing device-dependent behavior
  • Neutralize perfectionistic worry to combat outcome certainty
  • Reduce fears around healthy risk-taking
  • Dealing with the fallout of social media and cyber harassment
  • Reframe devaluing self-talk from negative online comparison
  • Mood management and preventing isolation
  • Reduce desensitized views of self-harming thoughts/behaviors

  • Boundaries to reduce impulsivity and consequences
  • Device management to reduce distraction
  • Self-structuring for time blindness
  • "Appointment-Making" for better follow through

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Neurodiversity
  • Social coaching to reduce "passing as neurotypical" stress
  • Brain-based, self-regulation strategies to manage overstimulation
  • Foster flexible self-view around gender identity and sexuality
  • Healthy routines to promote friendship, productivity, and fun

Cultivating a Growth Mindset for Life
  • Teach tools for long-term resilience and self-advocacy
  • Determine the need for other professional services
  • Advance healthy development in future generations
  • Research findings and limitations

Treat the Impact of Social Media Culture:
Strategies for Anxiety, Depression & More

$817.92 Value
Yours Today for Only $199.99!
Earn up to 20.0 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
BONUS! $377.94 VALUE!
An exclusive bonus package unlike any other! Immediate access when you buy now!
Take the 'Enemy' out of Frenemy: Tools to Help Girls Solve Relational Aggression and Build Healthy Friendships
Susan Fee, M.Ed., NCC, LMHC | Click here for information about Susan Fee

Gain strategies tailored for girls to help them navigate friendships in a rewarding and fulfilling way.

  • Interventions to make individual sessions or groups more effective for each age and stage
  • Skill-building activities that are visual, interactive, and memorable beyond talking and processing feelings
  • Tools to teach girls how to regulate emotions, manage conflict, practice assertive communication, and improve stress management
  • Strategies to reduce the negative impact of comments adults make and the way they respond (or don't)

Boundary Setting Strategies to Reclaim Emotional Autonomy
Lindsay Gibson, PsyD | Click here for information about Lindsay C. Gibson

Learn experiential emotional techniques your clients can use to set boundaries and free themselves from emotional tyranny.

  • Why clients seek the narcissist's approval
  • Build boundary-setting skills through psychoeducation and self-concept development
  • Strategies to decrease the impact of emotional coercion tactics

Working with A$$holes
Keith Miller, LICSW | Click here for information about Keith Miller

Gain skills to apply the therapeutic concept of radical acceptance as a practical and safe strategy to bring more peace, civility, and creativity into potentially polarizing situations.

  • Owning your inner a$$hole: Examining our own political incorrectness and selfishness
  • Biological, epigenetic, and behavioral factors that create a$$holes
  • Case conceptualization for narcissistic, borderline, and perfectionist personalities
  • Compassionate confrontation skill building
  • Creative, non-violent responses to repression and socially violent behavior
  • Nurturing courage and connection: Break the cycle of shame and silence

The Millennial Lovelink
Signe Simon, PhD | Click here for information about Signe Simon
Simone Humphrey, PsyD | Click here for information about Simone Humphrey

Explore how working with fluid millennial clients can be both enlightening and challenging for older therapists, especially when helping them navigate issues of intimacy, love, and sex.

  • Understand the challenge of committing to relationships in the context of a desire for independence and commitment
  • Build a therapeutic alliance with millennials
  • Explore the qualities that millennials value in a therapist & develop them
  • Understand the distinctive language millennials speak
  • Gain knowledge about the way millennials communicate in relationships

The Millennial Mental Health Toolbox: Tips, Tools, and Handouts for Engaging Gen Y in Therapy
by Goali Saedi Bocci, PhD | Click here for information about Goali Saedi Bocci

This downloadable workbook is filled with actionable worksheets, handouts, tech-guided meditations, and empowering tools requiring mere minutes a day to support the time-pressed client.

  • Solution-Focused Therapy interventions for quick-fixes
  • CBT to Manage Rumination & cognitive distortions
  • Reducing stress with mindfulness & meditation
  • Managing loneliness & feelings of isolation
  • Decreasing blue light & enhancing sleep
  • Developing self-compassion
  • Overcoming perfectionism in the Pinterest & Instagram era, texting, & social media

Digital Detox Card Deck: 56 Practices to Help You Detox, De-Stress, Distract and Discover
by Goali Saedi Bocci, PhD | Click here for information about Goali Saedi Bocci

Take advantage of the 56 practices inside to detox from your devices, feel rejuvenated, find healthier coping skills, and embrace the present moment.

Detox: Practices to help you dump your devices, simplify and soar!
De-stress: Learn to relax instead of letting social media and FOMO stress you out.
Distract: Instead of turning to your devices for comfort, practice new coping skills.
Discover: An amazing, meaningful world unfolds when you take your eyes off the screen!

Help Young Clients Heal from the Impact of Social Media Influencers, 24/7 Internet & Move Toward Adulthood

$817.92 Value
ONLY $199.99!

Earn up to 20.0 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

Frequently Asked Questions

Many of our young clients have grown up with constant over-exposure to social media and internet culture that we couldn't have imagined. From seeing celebrities' flashy lives to influencers making money or relentless bullying, many young clients are suffering from low self-esteem, confidence, anxiety, insomnia, and, in some cases, even trauma.

This evidence-based online course is broken up into easy-to-digest video modules with comprehensive handouts that include problem-solution strategies, innovative worksheets, and countless interventions.

Gain the skills and tools you need to help your clients connect to themselves, their families, and their friends face-to-face. Give your clients the chance to detox from social media and start performing in school, sports, and develop the ability to take on the demands of adulthood.

With over 20 hours of online video training, role-plays, insightful commentary, interventions, and examples, you will have compelling new clinical strategies that you can immediately start applying in your practice! We encourage you to take the time to fully absorb everything. Watch the videos. Read the materials. Get your CE hours!

But if you review all of the course materials and are still not satisfied, call us at 800-844-8260. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Yes! Once you register for this self-paced course, you will have unlimited access to all the materials — including slides, handouts, worksheets, and more.
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Register for this intensive training course without risk. If you're not completely satisfied, give us a call at 800-844-8260.

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Toxic Online Culture: Connect with Young Clients in the
Age of Influencers, Social Media, Bullying & Delayed Adulthood

$817.92 Value
OWN IT FOR $199.99!
Get free printable worksheets, exercises, activities and more to give sessions more structure and make therapy easier.

Plus, earn up to 20.0 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this course.
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