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Foundations of Adolescent Development and Behavioral Health Treatment

For all virtual training, a working microphone and video are required for participation and engagement. The Zoom link will be sent 24 hours prior to the start of the training to the email address provided at enrollment.

For any accommodations to this, please contact the Spectrum Education and Training institute at

Hillary Petko, LCSW



CEUs: 6.5



Training Overview

Interested in working with adolescents, but don’t know where to start? Adolescence is a stage of life that has many different moving parts, which can make it difficult to navigate. This training will explore this stage of life, these moving parts, and associated developmental factors. Participants will become familiar with common mental health diagnoses that occur within this stage as well as techniques and skills that can be utilized in a therapeutic environment. This is an interactive training that provides an opportunity to understand the adolescent population as well as tools that can be utilized to engage adolescents therapeutically. Video and Microphone are required.


Educational Goals

Participants will be able to identify:

  • 1-2 developmental factors that affect adolescents and their functioning.
  • 1-2 diagnoses that are common during adolescence.
  • 1-2 interventions that can be utilized to therapeutically engage adolescents.

Interested in this course?