Humanistic Counseling and Bullying Prevention

Bullying is becoming increasingly rampant and publicized in our society, and it often leads to serious consequences for children and adolescents, such as suicide and violence. As humanistic counselors, we are concerned about children and adolescents who experience such abuse and maltreatment, however children and adolescents who bully also have emotional difficulties that need to be addressed. 

Treating Adolescent Females with Bulimia Nervosa: Using a Creative Approach with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Adolescence is a time when the propensity for developing an eating disorder is at its greatest. Incidences of bulimia nervosa are much higher among adolescent females than males, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been found to be the most commonly used intervention in treatment. However, several studies have found that CBT is only effective in treating individuals with bulimia when they are motivated to participate in treatment.

To Cut or Not to Cut: Treating Teens who Self-Injure Using Creative and Play-Based Counseling Techniques

  • This workshop will discuss various types of self-injurious behavior, as well as the family dynamics that are often present among at-risk adolescents.
  • Counselors will become familiar with the warning signs indicating that a teen is engaging in self-harm and learn strategies to help parents respond to their teens’ emotional needs.
  • Legal and ethical obligations will also be explored.
  • This technique-oriented workshop will allow participants to engage in original play-based activities designed to facilitate emotional expression among teenagers who self-injure.
  • During the experiential component of the presentation, the presenter will offer a fun, energizing approach to treating self-injurious behavior.