Approved by NASW, NH Chapter, for 6 Cat. 1 CE Credits, Auth. #3382
In this hands-on seminar you will discuss methods and tools for empowering children and teens through coaching, and then practice the skills learned. Principles of the coaching process will be reviewed while the practice of coaching and promoting growth in children and teens is emphasized. Rationales and systems for assessment, problem solving, goal setting, and making, implementing, evaluating, and reorganizing plans will be outlined. Human growth exercises, decision-making skills, empowerment techniques, listening strategies and consultation methods will be offered. You will also examine challenging cases and share experiences with difficult problems. Person-to-person coaching, group processing, brainstorming, and solution-focused interactive communication will be used.
William Nicoll, Ph.D., has over 30 years' experience as a Professor of Counseling at the University of Cincinnati, University of Maine, and Florida Atlantic University, where he was also department chair from 1996 to 2002. At the graduate level, Dr. Nicoll has taught many courses including: Advanced Counseling and Techniques--Brief Therapies; Family Counseling Issues in Mental Health Counseling; and Counseling Special Needs Populations. His primary areas of expertise focuses on Brief Counseling and Therapy with individuals and families. Dr. Nicoll has served as the national trainer in Brief Counseling for the American Counseling Association's National Professional Development program (1995-2002) and has provided over 500 workshops to mental health professionals and educators throughout North America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and South and Central America.