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Decoding Teens

  • 27 Sep 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY │Department of Social Work & Social Ecology 1898 Business Center Dr., San Bernardino, CA. 92408
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  • Anyone who is not a member of IE-CAMFT
  • Member of the Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT

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Decoding Teens

Jamie Roberts Nelson, LMFT

Life. Is. Rough. Teens are great at being in the here-and-now. So much so that they tend not imagine life past This. Very. Moment. Being a teenage is like walking a tight rope between childhood and being an adult. They know everything, yet they know nothing. Being able to meet this particular client right where they are means that we are connecting to our own experience as teens, which for many of us was not a pleasant time. In this session we will explore strategies for how to connect with a teen client, engage them in the therapy process and provide understanding during a time when “no one understands.” Additionally, we will discuss insights that will help parents and teens feel more connected.  With a type of stealth therapy, we will explore strategies to help the next generation through an identity-building transition.


1.      You will learn key elements of gaining buy-in from teen clients.

2.      You will learn strategies for maintaining flexible boundaries while working with teens and their parents.

3.     You will learn to increase your awareness of the unique existence that is the iGeneration.

4.      You will learn how to incorporate interactive participation and stealth therapy.


Jamie R. Nelson M.A. LMFT is a strength-based therapist based in Rancho Cucamonga. She has been working with teens since 2012, in a school based program, to a community clinic, in a group practice and just took the leap into private practice by opening Equilibrium Counseling Services.  Jamie has presented to parents at local high schools as well as learning centers for neurodivergent students. She currently facilitates a teen group for high school age and a #Adulting group for young adults.  Her professional motto is “Be the person you needed when you were younger” -

Ayesha Siddiqi.



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Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT is a CAMFT Approved CEU Provider Agency  Provider # 62278

CEU Hours: This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Certificates: Completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation.

Refund Policy:  If a participant is unable to attend and notifies IE-CAMFT 24 hours in advance of the training, full reimbursement will be sent within ten (10) working days.

Grievance:  If any aspect of the training is not to the full satisfaction of any participant, please notify the coordinator, CEU committee chair, or another IE-CAMFT board member.  We hope to resolve any issue immediately on-site.  If not resolved, the full IE-CAMFT board will review and resolve the issue.

IE-CAMFT wishes all participants to have an excellent learning experience.  Please notify the coordinator or other board member if you need special accommodations.  If possible, call Garry Raley at (951) 640-5899 in advance

Presenter Non-Appearance Policy

In the unlikely event that a scheduled presenter does not appear for a scheduled event, the following steps will be used to remediate inconvenience to attendees:

An announcement will be made to inform everyone that CEU credits cannot be provided due to inability to meet CAMFT standards for advance notice, etc.

The meeting will be held.  Attendees will be encouraged to participate for the purpose of professional development.

If an attendee has paid for the seminar, s/he will receive either a full refund or credit for a future presentation.

If the topic will be repeated at a later time, notice of the date and time will be provided to all interested parties.

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