Janice Gabe

Upcoming Trainings

 

Janice Gabe, founder and president of New Perspectives of Indiana, is a nationally recognized adolescent and young adult therapist. Janice has thirty years of clinical experience and has been instrumental in assisting in the development of clinical programs across the country. Janice is a highly respected public speaker and has provided training and consultation in over 40 states.


Janice is the author of several books including A Professional Guide to Dual Disorders, Making the Grade, Culture of Change, Recovery and Relapse Prevention for Addicted and Dually Diagnosed Teens, Value Based Parenting, and Value Based Consequences.

Janice has recently written two workbooks for the Hazelden Co-occurring Disorders Series: Substance Use and Anxiety Disorders and Substance Use and Mood Disorders.

Janice founded New Perspectives in 1988 after holding key clinical positions for several years in a variety of treatment settings and has developed it into a comprehensive outpatient practice for children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. Janice strives to maintain New Perspectives as a practice that provides the highest quality of clinical care, utilizing the best practices in innovative and creative ways.


Most importantly, Janice seeks, through New Perspectives, to create an environment of help, healing, and change that is respectful, responsive, and welcoming to children, teens, and families.

NOTE: All trainings and workshops can be modified to meet your agency’s special needs.

For more information including pricing and availability please contact Barb.


TREATING ADOLESCENTS WITH CO-OCCURING DISORDER

(90 Minutes to Full-Day)

This seminar reviews several difficult to treat diagnoses that are often present in addicted teens.  Specific treatment interventions are outlined for teens and children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Borderline Tendencies, and Adolescent Depression.  In addition, separate seminars which address each of these diagnoses in detail are available.


ADOLESCENT RELAPSE PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION

(90 Minutes - Full-Day)

This seminar provides a practical model for preventing adolescent relapse and is based on the presenter’s original research and clinical experience.  This includes a discussion of the progression of adolescent relapse, signs and symptoms of adolescent relapse, specific strategy for relapse prevention and a five-step model for relapse intervention.


IS IT ADOLESCENCE OR PATHOLOGY?

(90 Minutes - One-half - Full-Day)

This seminar examines the developmental tasks of early, middle, and late adolescence.  The goal is to provide participants with a framework for differentiating between healthy adolescents and adolescents who are developmentally delayed.  This workshop will also provide updated information about adolescent brain development.


CREATING CULTURES OF CHANGE

(90-120 Minutes)

This presentation explores the concept of resiliency factors in high risk youths who do not have access to resiliency factors.  The role of the family, community and schools in socializing our young people will be examined.  Creative techniques for disengaging youth from negative subcultures by creating cultures of change will be discussed.


MYSTERY & MAGIC OF ADOLESCENT FEMALES

(One-Half to Full-Day)

Adolescent females present special challenges to treatment professionals.  This workshop presents a model for understanding adolescent female development, the role that negative subcultures play in problems presented by adolescent females, the diagnostic issues for this population and effective treatment strategies.


A VALUE BASED APPROACH TO CONDUCT DISORDER AND VIOLENT TEENS

(Full-Day)

Many behavioral problems experienced by teens in the nineties is a result of inadequate value development.  This seminar teaches participants to intervene with violent and conduct-disordered teens by utilizing value based and multi-system interventions.


VALUE BASED FAMILY THERAPY

(90 - 120 Minutes)

This seminar examines the role of families in value development of children and adolescents.  It provides information regarding moral development in children and critical issues for families in regards to this issue.  Value based parenting is important from a prevention as well as a treatment perspective.  Value based family therapy guides families through the process of change by teaching parents how to establish, implement and reinforce core family values.  It also provides techniques for teaching parents how to utilize value based consequences with their children.


UNDERSTANDING YOUTH CULTURES! RAP, HIP HOP, GOTH AND GRUNGE:  WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

UNDERSTANDING YOUTH CULTURES: A WORKSHOP FOR ANYONE WHO CARES ABOUT KIDS

(One-Half to Full-Day)

This workshop will discuss the current segments of the youth cultures and the evolution of these cultures.  In addition, participants will be taught how to create positive cultures of changes for teens with whom they work.  Participants will learn to identify and understand the primary cultures of today’s youth, will learn the language, music, dress and value systems of these cultures, will learn the importance of these cultures in socializing today’s youth, and will learn techniques for utilizing the concepts of these cultures in engaging youth in treatment and in motivating change.


CUTTING AND OTHER SELF-HARMING BEHAVIOR OF ADOLESCENT FEMALES

(One-Half to Full-Day)

Self-harming behavior has increased significantly among adolescent females.  This workshop explores the myths behind self-harming behaviors, the role of self-harming behavior with this population and provides a step-by-step process for effectively intervening to stop this behavior.  Participants will understand mental health and developmental issues specific to adolescent females, will learn the motivations behind cutting and other self-harming behaviors, will learn dynamics of self-harming that are unique to this generation of adolescent females, will learn a step-by-step process for helping adolescent females understand their patterns of self-harm, motivating teens to change these patterns, and utilizing relationship, cognitive, and behavioral therapy to change these patterns, and will learn to differentiate between self-harm as part of a character disorder vs. self-harm as a coping mechanism.


UNDERSTANDING  THE MIDDLE SCHOOL CHILD

(One-Half to Full-Day)

Young adolescents are in a life altering transitional phase of life.  This workshop discusses the cognitive, emotional, psychological, and social world of the middle school child.   Cultural issues which have significantly impacted this generation of young adolescents will be discussed.  Strategies for motivating the middle school child and enhancing their resilience in school, therapy, and at home will be reviewed.


BIPOLAR DISORDER IN TEENS

(Full-Day)

Bipolar teens are often a diagnostic and treatment mystery to family and professionals.  This workshop will provide guidelines for comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for this complicated disorder.  Substance abuse problems affiliated with this disorder will also be discussed.  Special emphasis will be placed on environmental interventions (such as individual education plans) and trigger management with this population.  This workshop will discuss the connection between bipolar disorder and substance abuse.


AGGRESSION IN GIRLS

(One-Half to Full-Day)

This workshop will present an overview of the recent body of work which emphasizes the unique diagnosis of aggressive adolescent females.  This workshop will present an overview of how and when these patterns surface throughout the childhood developmental continuum.  Specific strategies for prevention, intervention, treatment which can be applied in the classroom, in therapy, and in families will be discussed.


MORE THAN A MOOD

(One-Half to Full-Day)

This workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive model for treating mood disorders and substance abuse issues in teens.  Participants will learn effective, applicable and practical techniques for empowering teens to take control of their mood disorders.


RESTORATIONS:  HELPING PARENTS RECLAIM THEIR ANGRY TEEN

(Full-Day)

Often parents get stuck in a non-productive interaction with their difficult, angry or oppositional teens.  When this happens, attempts at family therapy or attempts to coach parents in effective limit settings are unproductive.  This workshop presents a five step process which can be used in group or individual therapy designed to change the parent/child interaction and help restore relationships between parents and teens.  Participants will:  Develop an understanding of the destructive developmental dynamics that often dominates the relationship between parents and difficult children.  Will develop an understanding of how teens engage parents in power struggles and how to assist parents in avoiding the trap.  Teach parents how to avoid critical communication errors with teens known as “Relationship Breakers.”  Will learn strategies for helping parents set effective limits with teens, and learn methods of helping parents restore relationships with angry or difficult teens.


KIDS AND POT:  WHAT’S A PROFESSIONAL TO DO?   

(One-Half to Full Day)

“It’s harmless.”  “It’s a plant.”  “It’s not a real drug.”  These are just some of the many myths professionals encounter when trying to address the issue of marijuana use in teens.  Finally, a workshop that offers participants practical, specific strategies for overcoming resistance and motivating teens.


READY-SET-GO

(One-Half to Full Day)

Young adults are often the lost population in therapy as well as in our culture.  This workshop will help participants understand the emotional, cognitive, and social developmental issues for young adults.  Learn strategies to assist families in successful transitions into young adulthood.  Learn strategies for motivating young adults to address their developmental challenges.  Learn to assist young adults in overcoming their self sabotaging patterns.  Learn pitfalls and traps to avoid with young adults in therapy.  Learn a group process designed for assisting transitions.


21st CENTURY BULLYING

(Full Day)

Most adults are comfortable dealing with youth problems that they witness.  Unfortunately, as teens become more sophisticated and as their access to technology increases, problematic behavior such as bullying and harassment have gone underground.  This workshop will explore the challenges of addressing bullying and harassment in the technology age.


IT'S A GUY THING

The process of therapy and treatment often contradicts the very nature of adolescent males.  Clinicians often find themselves with resistant, non-communicative, and non-responsive adolescent male clients.  This workshop presents effective strategies for increasing therapeutic compliance and actually learning to enjoy working with this population.


FACILITATING GRIEF WITH ADOLESCENTS

(One Half to Full Day)

As with most experiences, adolescents respond to grief in ways that are relevant to their development, their unique circumstances and their personalities.  This workshop is designed to assist adults in understanding and facilitating healthy resolution of grief with adolescents.


ADOLESCENTS WITH BORDERLINE PERSONALITY TENDANCIES

(One Half to Full Day)

This workshop is essential for professionals providing services for teens.  Participants will receive valuable information regarding recognizing and managing a highly volatile and difficult teen in order to treat borderline teens.


MANAGING ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER AT HOME AND IN THE CLASSROOM

(90 Minutes - Full Day)

This training provides a comprehensive explanation of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder which includes recognizing signs and symptoms, as well as possible academic limitations.  Specific techniques for assisting ADHD children and adolescents in school and at home are reviewed.


UNDERSTANDING ADOLESCENT RECOVERY AND RELAPSE PREVENTION

(One-Half to Full-Day)

This seminar outlines the goals of tasks of recovery for addicted teens.  Signs and symptoms of adolescent relapse are reviewed and relapse prevention techniques are discussed.


IDENTIFYING AND INTERVENING IN ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE

(90 Minutes - Full Day)

Signs, symptoms and dynamics of adolescent substance abuse are discussed.  Guidelines for successful intervention in a school setting are reviewed.


CONDUCT DISORDERED CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

(Half-Day to Full-Day)

This workshop will explore the behavior and personality dynamics of Conduct Disorder and Oppositional Defiant children and adolescents.  Specific interventions designed to improve behavior through accountability, skill-building and creative interventions will be discussed.


DEALING WITH DISRUPTIVE STUDENTS

(90 Minutes to Full Day)

This workshop focuses on motivations behind four common disruptive behaviors students display in the classroom.  Participants are given specific interventions which are effective in dealing with each of these four types of students.  Additional techniques such as 1-2-3 Magic and Target Behavior Focus is discussed.  The workshop also reviews manner in which students get power over teachers and what teachers can do to get their power back.  (This workshop is most effective when presented at three consecutive times.  This allows participants to implement the techniques learned, come back and discuss these as a group, then learn additional techniques.)



NOTE: All trainings and workshops can be modified to meet your agency’s special needs.

For more information including pricing and availability please contact Barb.

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