Youth at Risk: A framework for working with angry and aggressive millennium clients

Program Description:

The program goals for this workshop will be to give clinicians an overview of REBT and Reality Therapy in working with angry, aggressive clients. Participants will learn practical strategies on how to work with millennium youth to help them be more successful academically and socially. The target audience will be clinicians who work in school settings or private practice with adolescents. The workshop will include relevant and recent research in the areas of millennium youth, community violence, symptoms of PTSD and how it presents in this population.

Program Presenter:

Dacia L. Moore, MA, LPC, NCC, President and founder of Second Wind Counseling & Consulting, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, author, trainer and motivational speaker. She has a Masters Degree in Counseling from Webster University and is a National Board Certified Counselor. As an adjunct professor, Dacia teaches Master's level courses at Webster University and also serves as a Board Member for the American Counseling Association of Missouri and the Kansas City Chapter of the American Counseling Association. Before starting her company, Dacia was V.P. of Programs at a residential treatment facility where she routinely dealt with difficult diagnoses such as ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Depression and Bipolar Disorder. Dacia has had the honor of studying REBT under Albert Ellis, PhD and holds an advanced REBT certification from the Albert Ellis Institute.

Dacia specializes in professional development training for those who work with angry, aggressive youth. Her modality is using Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), which is very effective in treating youth with mood disorders. Dacia conducts a variety of training sessions, teaching participants how to reduce angry aggressive classroom behavior.