Professional Training

Case Consultation
Clinical Supervision
Full and Half Day Workshops
(small and large groups)

Work with intention • Speak mindfully
Demonstrate the authenticity you’re trying to evoke

Most of these workshops are available as either a half-day or full-day workshop

Helping Kids Who Never Asked for Your Help in the First Place

Adolescent clients who don’t want therapy have no bones about showing it. This message being heard, therapists are left to solve the following conundrum: how do you provide services to teenagers who don’t think they need them? This workshop is about working more effectively and comfortably with teenagers and children who are in a room with you only because someone told them they had to be.

Stop Walking on Eggshells: Working with Defiant, Angry, and Emotionally Volatile Youth

This practical workshop teaches how to work with teenagers who are quick to defend themselves and who often deflect attention away from their problems by intense displays of emotion. Learn how to avoid the traps of becoming too careful or self-conscious with angry, volatile teenagers or, alternatively, of trying too hard to make the therapy work.

Counseling Unhappy Teens

Just because a teenager welcomes your help doesn’t mean that providing therapy will always be an easy process. Working with adolescents requires a sensitivity to the way in which each young client will experience the process of being helped. This workshop specifically addresses teenage depression, self-harm, anxiety, loss of interest, and withdrawal from family.

“The Last Boys Picked”: Helping Boys Who Are Bullied

Boys who don’t adhere to standard masculine ideals (big, tough, sporty) often find themselves marginalized by peers and targeted by bullies. This workshop presents a comprehensive plan for helping these boys manage the teasing, learn to value their own skills and attributes, and discover settings where they’ll be appreciated for who they are. Participants will also learn techniques for encouraging families to be accepting and supportive of children who are “different,” as well as for working with schools to promote a culture of civility.

Helping Parents Meet the Challenges of 21st Century Parenting: A Different Pathway to Helping Our Nation’s Youth

If kids today seem more self-absorbed, entitled, or dismissive of adult authority than they used to be, it might be because social and cultural pressures have made it very difficult to truly parent our children. Come explore what therapists and parents can do to connect meaningfully with kids and earn their trust, while regaining adult authority. You’ll hone your ability to mediate between warring parents and their children, and empower parents to take back their proper roles without having to resort to authoritarian styles and power plays.

Family Therapy with Angry, Emotionally Volatile, and Resistant Adolescents: Being on Everybody’s Side at the Same Time

This half day workshop focuses on brief, intensive adolescent therapy where most or all of the sessions are conducted with the adolescent and his or her parent(s) together. The emphasis is on teaching how therapists can move freely and credibly among the different parties, alternately joining, challenging, defending, confronting – all within the same session. Problems to be addressed include chronic conflict, disrespect, school failure/apathy, parent inflexibility, and problems with accountability.

Training Fees

Case Consultation and Clinical Supervision fees $185 per 45 minutes; $245 per hour (Zoom or in person)..

Full Day Workshop fees are $2500 – $4000 for six hours of training, depending on location.

Half Day Workshop fees are $1500 – $2000 for three hours of training, depending on location.

Thank you again for the wonderful workshop you provided at Delaware Valley University: I am still processing all of the valuable information. I was especially impacted by the power of your conviction, your genuineness, and your passion for the work you do.” 

Susan Sklaroff-Van Hook, MA, LPC

What Others Are Saying About Janet

Useful insights’ is not the right term for what I gained:  sea-change would be more like it!  Your approach made immediate intuitive sense to me but I wasn’t sure I could actually implement it.  When I found that I could, indeed, implement it and even expand on it, you can’t imagine my delight.  I’ve since realized that you don’t have an “approach:”  you have a treatment philosophy so, even if our techniques might differ somewhat, it doesn’t really matter because the philosophy itself provides a solid foundation for good clinical work. 

I have come to thoroughly enjoy working with these challenging kids and can’t get over my astonishment that gaining a youngster’s respect almost inevitably leads to a real relationship – one in which the kids themselves seem to feel a sense of comfort and security. 

My husband got so tired of hearing me go on about how much that single CE course changed my outlook on difficult teens that he finally said, ‘Oh, for god’s sake, tell her, not me.

So, I have.
Thanks so much,

Barbara D. Ingersoll, Ph.D.

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