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TAY and the Developing Brain

About the Course:

This presentation will provide an overview of why adolescence is a different time from the Emerging Adulthood / TAY experience in terms of neurobiology. I will talk about how brain development impacts behavior during these years, why this particular time is of specific importance in the development of human behavior, as well as how trauma is speculated to impact individuals during this specific time. I will also provide some background around sociological impacts and the emergence of TAY as a current and distinct developmental age range worthy of a clinical approach that respects this unique stage of personal growth.

Publication Date:

4/10/2020

Course Material Author

Catherine Keech, MA

Catherine “Katie” Keech has been working with individuals who struggle with dissociative disorders since 2004. She started working specifically with the TAY population in 2010 when she was fortunate to be at the helm of one of the very first social rehab clinics for TAY. She has continued to enjoy working with TAY in both agency settings and in private practice. She has spent time in various clinical worlds including residential, forensics, crisis management, and sexual exploitation / CSEC. Currently, she manages a wrap-around community based mental health program that is focused on working with TAY who have a serious mental illness diagnosis and reside in Alameda County in addition to her private practice. She has recently branched out into providing trainings to the community. In her free time she is part of an Oakland collective, Fivetoncrane.org. The projects from this group have been displayed across the U.S.. In addition, she is part of an international queer activist group that engages in fundraising for small non-profits and community support.

Recommended For:

This course is appropriate for counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologist and social workers, especially those who work with TAY populations. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify why the TAY brain is unique and can name one advantage and one disadvantage in relation to this

  2. State at least two ways that trauma impacts brain development for TAY youth

  3. List at least three cultural changes that have impacted the existence of TAY in our current culture

  4. Cite at least one way in which older TAY (22-25) function differently from younger TAY (18-21)

  5. Describe at least one reason why TAY are often reward driven

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Course Number 102771
2 credit hours
  • Recorded Webinar
Exam Fee: $13.94No exam fee with a Plus or Unlimited membership package!
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