Failure to Launch: Overcoming Delays in Independence
Day One: The Canadian Mental Health Summit
Presented by Randy Paterson, Ph.D.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | Calgary, ab
Parents who formerly worried about “empty nest syndrome” might today worry more that their children will never leave home. In countries around the world, increasing numbers of young people – particularly males – are having difficulty navigating the transition from adolescence to adult self-sufficiency. They remain isolated, avoidant, jobless or underemployed, and a-motivational – often staying in their childhood home into their 30s. The causes are numerous: economics, internet connectivity, changes in parenting, features of the educational system, and more. Yet the issue is infrequently studied, perhaps because it does not fit neatly into a diagnostic category. Despite this, clinicians are increasingly seeing these individuals – or their parents – in therapy. At Change ways Clinic in Vancouver, Dr Randy Paterson has been working with failure-to-launch cases for over 20 years. In this one day workshop, he reviews the nature of the problem, the factors that seem to contribute, and a wide variety of interventions drawn from cognitive therapy, behavioural activation approaches, and attachment theory. Whether you work with these young people directly, or see the parents struggling with a too-long-occupied nest, this program will provide you with perspectives and techniques to help.
Agenda & Learning Objectives
- Learn to identify this non-diagnostic clinic population, and to distinguish normal dependency from an interruption in development.
- Develop an awareness of the multiple factors likely to be operating in any given case.
- Know strategies for siding with the client and increasing motivation.
- Understand when to hold back and when to push progress.
- Develop an array of intervention strategies that can be tailored to the individual.
- Learn how to incorporate family in the therapy – even when the goal is independence.
- Increase awareness of how and why families inadvertently sabotage progress.
Continuing Education Credits
Randy Paterson, Ph.D, R.Psych. is a psychologist and the founding director of Changeways Clinic, a private psychotherapy service in Vancouver BC. He is the author of How to be Miserable: 40 Strategies You Already Use, The Assertiveness Workbook, Your Depression Map, and Private Practice Made Simple. He is the lead author of Canada’s most widely used group treatment program for depression, co-author of the online Antidepressant Skills Workbook, and creator of multiple manuals and resource guides for clinicians. In addition to his clinical work, Dr Paterson provides educational training programs for mental health professionals across Canada, internationally, and online on topics including diversity awareness, communication skills, positive psychology, and treatment strategies for mood and anxiety disorders. Recently his clinical work has focused on the issues of emerging adulthood and the establishment of independence. His forthcoming book is How to be Miserable in Your Twenties: 40 Ways to Evade Adulthood.
“Excellent presenter: solid ideas, research-based, practical tools, enjoyable presenting style.”
– Glenn Rau | Fall 2017
“I like the presenter’s willingness to discuss cases that didn’t work out and what it taught him. This is consistent with the message given to struggling young adults.”
– Fall 2017
“Dr. Paterson was an excellent presenter. I very much enjoyed his frank, humorous, and well organized presentations. The supporting documents and resources were excellent and much appreciated. It was very important to share some case study experience as well; a brave approach for a presenter. The case study examples were very helpful as they allowed me to formulate a possible approach I would use to a similar situation using the content of this course.”
– Paul Ruben | Fall 2017
“Truly enjoyed Dr. Paterson’s clear teaching method. He included excellent examples and resources.”
– Fall 2017
“An incredible amount of information delivered in an effective manner. I will definitely use this information in my practice. It was relevant, clear and just makes so much sense. I also really enjoyed listening to his delivery, it came across as extremely genuine. Fully satisfied!”
– Beth Crystal | Fall 2017
More information: www.randypaterson.com
Who Should Attend
Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants, School Counsellors, Behaviour Specialists, Rehabilitation Consultants, Geriatric Specialists, and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.
Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre
1316 33 St NE, T2A 6B6, Calgary, AB
May 7 – May 9, 2019
Block ID: 10548
Single/Double Rate – $135
Triple Rate – $150
Quad Rate – $165
Single/Double Rate – $160
Triple Rate – $175
Quad Rate – $190
Release Date: April 7, 2019
When booking hotel rooms, ask for the Jack Hirose and Associates corporate rate. To receive our corporate rate, rooms must be booked one month prior to the workshop date. Please keep in mind hotel rates may fluctuate.
Registration & Fees
|Registration||Early bird Fee||Regular Fee|
|Individual 1 Day Enrollment||$249||$269|
|Individual 2 Day Enrollment||$449||$469|
|Individual 3 Day Enrollment||$639||$659|
All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).
Fees do not include applicable taxes (5% GST).
Early bird cutoff date: November 6, 2019
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Wednesday, November 6, 2019.
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