Let's Talk about Opposition in Adolescence

ID: 5663WEB

Opposition in adolescence has become synonymous with oppositional defiant disorder. This view of opposition as a disorder is limiting and puts adults in conflict with youth. This webinar will focus on discussing the need to see opposition on a continuum. Participants will identify and discuss their personal constructs about oppositionality in adolescence. They will explore my construct of opposition as advocacy and power expression in adolescence which facilitates the youth's development of a healthy sense of self and purpose that will equip them to transition into a healthy, productive, and satisfying adulthood. Participants will discuss the importance of focusing on the caregiver-adolescent relationship and using relational interventions. [Elective for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical


Instructor: Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, October 14, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
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Webinar Objectives

At conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to: • Define opposition and explore the value of opposition in adolescence
• Identify and discuss personal and professional constructs about opposition and oppositionality in adolescence
• Examine and discuss adolescent and caregiver perspectives of opposition in adolescence
• Examine and show opposition in adolescence as a relational construct
• Explore and explain the need for alternative strength-based and non-blaming frameworks when working with opposition in adolescences

Webinar Outline

10:00 am Welcome, Introductions, & Ground Rules
10:15 am Overview: A New Take on Opposition: Changing the way we see, understand, and relate to adolescences in our life
10:25 am Reflective activity and discussion on expanding our perspective on opposition
10:45 am Review and define key definitions
10:55 am Re-storying our take our take on opposition in adolescence (interactive discussion and video)
11:10 am Expanding our perspective on opposition – Interactive discussion on development and history of opposition as a disorder in the DSM – problematizing how opposition is seen in a limited way
11:25 am Present and discuss two case discussion to introduce and show opposition as a relational construct
11:40 am The adolescent and caregiver perspectives on opposition (audio and interactive discussion)
11:55 am Present and Discuss opposition as advocacy and power expression
12:10 am Changing our lenses- shift from focusing solely on development as an goal for independence to interdependence, why relationships matter, and relational neglect in adolescence
12:20 pm Examine and discuss alternative strength based and non-blaming frameworks: attachment in adolescence, ambiguous loss, addressing relational neglect, relational-cultural theory—growth promoting relationships and active parenting approach
12:50 am Conclusion/Q&A

Target Audience

Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

Content Level

Beginner - Advanced

Webinar Completion Requirements

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

System Requirements

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

About the Instructor

Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, MSW, LCSW

Dr. Hubbard is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice at Rutgers University School of Social Work (RUSSW). Recipient of RUSSW 2022 Outstanding Professor in Clinical Specialization Award and 2021 national Teaching Leadership Award in Higher Education by JV Educational Consultants. She has her clinical license and over 19 years of experience in child welfare, advocacy, case management, and clinical practice. Dr. Hubbard is a trained family therapist and consultant trainer with a small private practice and consulting firm. She is also a past president of the NASW, NJ Chapter, alumna of CSWE Doctoral Minority Fellowship, active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc., and serves on a variety of advisory boards, committees, and councils. She is currently pursuing her 2nd doctorate, a PhD in family science and human development at Montclair State University.

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