Schedule of Trainings

The Centers for Family Change
Institute for Clinical Development & Training
Half Day Professional Seminar Series
Friday February 8, 2019, 12pm-3pm

Adolescents, Technology and Ethics: Some Guidance

Therapists who work with adolescents often encounter a variety of ethical dilemmas. Therapists may struggle with how to address risky and potentially dangerous behaviors that some teens engage in. Therapists may also be challenged by how to balance the competing pressures for independence (on the part of the teen) and parental concerns. Other ethical challenges include managing differences in values between teens and their parents and clarifying therapist obligations (who is the client in the case of unmotivated teens and highly motivated parents). We will focus on how these ethical concerns have been intensified by technological advances and related social pressures, and discuss guidelines for responding to/addressing these dilemmas. We will also consider how technological innovations have created new ethical challenges for therapists in their work with teens such as when and how to communicate with teens outside of the therapy hour and how to address the intrusion of technology into the therapy hour.

This presentation is for professionals working in agency, private practice, school, hospital or EAP settings. CEUs are available for psychologists, social workers, LCPCs, and LMFTs.


Peter Perrotta, Ph.D., and Centers for Family Change staff


Friday, February 8th 2019: 12pm-3pm
(registration and box lunch pick up 11:30-12pm)


2625 Butterfield Road (2nd floor conference room, SE corner of 2nd floor)
Oakbrook, IL 60523

Click here for directions.


$50.00, includes 3 CEU’s* & box lunch.

To register:

Phone: (630) 586-9991

Send payment to:
Centers for Family Change
2625 Butterfield Rd., St 101N
Oakbrook, IL 60523

*CEUs offered for psychologists, social workers, LMFTs and LCPCs.