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Adolescence – What is Going On? Webinar, with Kathryn Berkett

Professional development (PD) New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 04 August 2020
Notice reference #: 1HA9TL

Adolescence can be such a difficult time for both the individual going through it and those supporting them.

Understanding the neuroscience of what is going on in the brain and body during this transition won’t necessarily stop the behaviours that occur, but it will help us understand them. Through understanding, we can lessen the pressure that is put on these youth. This not only helps us maximise the development during the period, but it can improve relationships and reduce the emotional stress youth may be feeling.

This webinar will cover aspects such as facial recognition, perspective taking, the alteration in dopamine activity, and the all-important issue of parental separation. These issues and more will be unpacked and explained.

What you'll learn

  • Why is the adolescent transition necessary?
  • What are some of the neurological changes that occur?
  • How can we support this transition?

Target audience

Those supporting students about to enter, or in the early stages of, adolescence (adolescence begins at puberty).

When: Monday 17th August @ 3.30pm

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: $25 +GST (per person)

Like the topic but can’t make the time? Register for the live session and you’ll receive the recording after the event.

Note also that registrants who attend and complete the webinar will receive an attendance certificate.

About the presenter

Kathryn Berkett has dedicated 22 years of her education and career to helping children and youth who are the victims of extreme trauma. Holding a Masters in Educational Psychology and certification as a Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics Practitioner, Kathryn now uses her experience to train others and to develop interventions that assist reparation of the physical and psychological aspects of the brain that have been damaged. 

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

17 August 2020 – 17 August 2020

Further information

Contact: Sarah Ingram

 (0800) 737 855

info@peptalks.co.nz

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