Let's Talk about Opposition in Adolescence

ID: 5663WEB

Opposition in adolescence has become synonymous with oppositional defiant disorder. This view of opposition as a disorder is limiting and puts adults in conflict with youth. This webinar will focus on discussing the need to see opposition on a continuum. Participants will identify and discuss their personal constructs about oppositionality in adolescence. They will explore my construct of opposition as advocacy and power expression in adolescence which facilitates the youth's development of a healthy sense of self and purpose that will equip them to transition into a healthy, productive, and satisfying adulthood. Participants will discuss the importance of focusing on the caregiver-adolescent relationship and using relational interventions. [Elective for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.0 Clinical

Instructor: Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, June 7, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

Webinar Objectives

At conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define opposition and explore the value of opposition in adolescence
  • Identify and discuss personal and professional constructs about opposition and oppositionality in adolescence
  • Examine and discuss adolescent and caregiver perspectives of opposition in adolescence
  • Examine and show opposition in adolescence as a relational construct
  • Explore and explain the need for alternative strength-based and non-blaming frameworks when working with opposition in adolescences

    Webinar Outline

    10:00 am Welcome, Introductions, & Ground Rules
    10:15 am Overview: A New Take on Opposition: Changing the way we see, understand, and relate to adolescences in our life
    10:25 am Reflective activity and discussion on expanding our perspective on opposition
    10:45 am Review and define key definitions
    10:55 am Re-storying our take our take on opposition in adolescence (interactive discussion and video)
    11:10 am Expanding our perspective on opposition: Interactive discussion on development and history of opposition as a disorder in the DSM problematizing how opposition is seen in a limited way
    11:25 am Present and discuss two case discussion to introduce and show opposition as a relational construct
    11:40 am The adolescent and caregiver perspectives on opposition (audio and interactive discussion)
    11:55 am Present and Discuss opposition as advocacy and power expression
    12:10 am Changing our lenses- shift from focusing solely on development as an goal for independence to interdependence, why relationships matter, and relational neglect in adolescence
    12:20 pm Examine and discuss alternative strength based and non-blaming frameworks: attachment in adolescence, ambiguous loss, addressing relational neglect, relational-cultural theory growth promoting relationships and active parenting approach
    12:50 am Conclusion/Q&A

    Target Audience

    Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

    Content Level

    Beginner - Advanced

    Webinar Completion Requirements

    To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

    System Requirements

    • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
    • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

    About the Instructor

    Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, MSW, LCSW. Dr. Hubbard is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice at Rutgers University School of Social Work (RUSSW). Recipient of RUSSW 2023 & 2022 Outstanding Professor in Clinical Specialization Award and 2021 National Teaching Leadership Award in Higher Education by JV Educational Consultants. She is a licensed clinical license social worker with over 19 years of experience in child welfare, advocacy, case management, and clinical practice. Dr. Hubbard is a trained family therapist and consultant trainer with a small private practice and consulting firm. She is also a past NASW, NJ Chapter president, an alumna of CSWE Doctoral Minority Fellowship, and an active Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc. member. She serves on a variety of advisory boards, committees, and councils. She is pursuing her 2nd doctorate, a Ph.D. in family science and human development, at Montclair State University.

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