Working with Adolescent Clients

 2 hours active CPD

Adolescence is a time of great change and opportunity, yet also poses challenges specific to this age due to the developmental changes they are going through during this time period, as well as the systems in which they exist and which impact them and they impact. 

This module outlines some of the key developmental tasks that adolescents work through over a number of years that may impact both the therapy content and process, key ethical and legal considerations, a summary of evidenced-based treatment, and important clinical considerations. 

What's included?

  • 11 Chapters
  • 1 Certification
  • 19 videos
  • 9 PDFs to download

Active, interactive CPD

Written by experienced trainers, we know that you don't learn well just watching pre-recorded webinars.  This module is truly interactive with a constantly changing combination of videos, readings and activities to keep you engaged and encourage deep learning.

A deeper understanding

This module prompts self-reflection on the distinct challenges and prospects of adolescence, emphasising the developmental changes and external influences. It covers adolescent tasks, ethical considerations, evidence-based treatment, and clinical nuances. The concept of not fully child or adult underscores the importance of tailored, adaptive treatment aligned with individual needs and feedback.

Dr Alison Bocquee

Alison has been a psychologist for over 20 years, and brings a real passion and wealth of experience to working with children and adolescents.

Alison has worked in a range of government, community, hospital and private settings, and with multidisciplinary teams. Throughout her career, she has established a strong foundation for assessment and intervention for individuals across the lifespan, and with complex presentations. Her clinical expertise includes; anxiety disorders, assessment and treatment of Autism spectrum disorders, as well as adjustment, parenting, and health- related concerns.

Alison is currently the Team Lead overseeing childhood and adolescent presentations, and has been a major contributor to developing clinical standards and governance around this. Alison is STAP Accredited Supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia and has provided supervision for more than 10 years.
"Each person's learning journey and development as a psychologist is unique, and I am both honoured and delighted to have a role in that."

Dr Alison Bocquee

Clinical Psychologist