MPG Consulting Presents: Culturally and Racially Attuned CEU Credits For Individuals and Organizations
Course Title: Understanding the Adolescent: Typical and Atypical Development
Name and Qualifications of the Presenter:
Adwoa Akhu, Ph.D., is a New York State licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in various mental health and higher education institutions as direct practitioner, supervisor, and program/clinic director. She is the author of several books on domestic violence and stress management. Dr. Akhu maintains a private practice of psychotherapy and clinical supervision for social work and psychology students and professionals.
Throughout her career Dr. Akhu has also developed and taught professional development courses and workshops for social workers, psychologists, educators and others in the areas of adolescent development, adoption and foster care, domestic violence, suicide prevention, mental illness, and stress management.
Session amounts may vary based on the individual needs of the organization.
For individuals, please contact us for more information.
This will assist participants in understanding the physical, mental, and psychosocial transition between childhood and adulthood. In addition, the course will address how typical adolescent development can be thrown off track by physical and environmental circumstances such as gestational drug exposure and childhood trauma.
Participants will be expected to actively engage in exercises, to discuss reading assignments, and share personal experiences, insights and challenges relating to work with adolescent clients.
|Topic Area||Typical Adolescent Development|
|Pre-Assessment||Participant’s understanding of adolescent behavior|
|Topic Area||Atypical Development|
|Post-Assessment||Participant’s understanding of adolescent development|
Developing Adolescents: A Reference for Professionals, 2002 by the American Psychological Association (http//www.apa.org/pi/families/resources/develop.pdf)
Our Song (2000) Staring: Kerry Washington, Anna Simpson, and Melissa Martinez. This film focuses on the bond between three adolescent females. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WC1HQW7rX4)
Jonetta Rose Barras (2000) Whatever Happened to Daddy’s Little Girl?: The impact of Fatherlessness on Black Women.
Dear Daddy (2011) Directed by Janks Morton. Dear Daddy is a feature length documentary about the life long effects of fatherlessness on women. The film follows the dramatic journeys of eight young women from the tough city streets of Washington, DC as they struggle to overcome poverty, poor educational systems, no healthcare, and the most difficult life circumstance they have been dealt… the absence of their fathers. YouTube preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQTLbSOMpYI