Professional Education Programs
Post Graduate Certificate Program in Working with Adolescents Spring 16
Post Graduate Certificate Program in Working with Adolescents
30 CECS // Wednesdays // 6-9pm
This post-graduate certificate program offers essential tools for effective work with today's adolescents. Participants gain practical strategies for engaging resistant or mandated clients, and the program features a strength-based focus, emphasizing relationship building and the development of healthy coping skills. The instructor explores the unique challenges of managing confidentiality with teens and young adults in various treatment settings. Topic areas include substance abuse, gang involvement, dating violence, unresolved grief, self harm, and premature pregnancy. The program uses class discussions, readings, case vignettes, and guest speakers. Participants have the opportunity to present current cases for in-class consultation.
Rick Cresta, LICSW, MSW, MPH; Clinical Assistant Professor, BUSSW; Clinical Social Worker; Trainer and Program Consultant
Format: Class meets on Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00pm, for 10 weeks for a total of 30 hours.
Application Process: If you are interested in the Certificate Program, please enroll and make a $250 deposit that will be applied to your total tuition costs. To pay only the deposit, enter the discount code: CBTDEPOSIT. After the deposit is received, we will send you the application materials.
Please note: the deposit is not refundable. However, we can apply the deposit towards another BU SSW PEP offering of your choice if your application is not approved