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How to Stop Your Teens from Being Sleep-Deprived, Irritable Messes

  • Friday, September 28, 2018
  • 11:15 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Michael's at Shoreline, 2960 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043

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Mid-Region Luncheon (1.5 CEUs available)
Presented by Jacob Towery, MD

Washington Post Review of Jacobs Book The Anti-Depressant Book: A Practical Guide for Teens and Young Adults to Overcome Depression and Stay Healthy


We know intellectually that sleep is important for our clients, particularly teens. To be precise, there are exactly 1 quadrillion studies on the importance of sleep for clients with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and irritability (which is all teenagers). Yet how many of us struggle to get our clients to actually get enough sleep consistently?

The goal of this program is to empower you to consistently get all your teen (and adult) clients to get adequate rest. We will start with addressing all the wonderful reasons to stay up late and remain on our screens. Then, we will celebrate the many awesome things about letting clients do what they want and not holding them accountable.

Next, for those who wish to be firm on making sure their clients get enough rest, we will walk through the actual method of an “Electronics-ectomy.” We will explore what to do if clients fail to follow through and how to get parents to pick up the slack.

Finally, we will troubleshoot what can go wrong and answer questions about how to actually get all your clients sleeping adequately.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this presentation, you will be able to:

    • List several reasons why sleep is important for teens   
    • Summarize a method to ensure your clients get enough sleep
About the Presenter:

Jacob Towery, MD is an adolescent and adult psychiatrist in private practice in Palo Alto, CA. He is a therapist disguised as a psychiatrist. He serves as an adjunct clinical faculty at Stanford University. He is the author of “The Anti-Depressant Book: A Practical Guide for Teens and Young Adults to Overcome Depression and Stay Healthy.” He is the narrator of the audiobook for this title, released in 2018. He enjoys seeing clients, meditating, traveling, voraciously reading fantasy novels, scuba diving, snowboarding, spending quality time with the humans in his life, and long lists. More information can be found at  jacobtowerymd.com

Program Schedule:

11:!5am Registration opens and lunch is served
11:45am Introductions and announcements
12:00pm Presentation begins

  1. Why sleep is important.
  2. Good reasons NOT to get enough sleep. 
  3. How to get your clients to actually get enough sleep. 
  4. How to involve parents effectively. 
  5. Questions and Answers

PRE-REGISTRATION ENDS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24. Registration and payments must be received by the Monday before the event to guarantee lunch. Reservations will be held until noon. "Walk-ins" are welcome at a higher rate ($33 members / $40 non-members), however lunch and seating is not guaranteed.. Register online with MasterCard, Visa, American Express, PayPal, or check (payable to SCV-CAMFT). Your check must be received by the Monday prior to the event. Mail checks to SCV-CAMFT, P.O. Box 60814, Palo Alto, CA 94306. Please allow 10 days for delivery. Continuing Education: SCV-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs (CAMFT CE Provider #052466). SCV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science. This presentation is suitable for all clinical levels. Certificates: To obtain your certificate, you must sign-in and sign-out at the event and complete a program evaluation. These are CAMFT requirements. You will be emailed a link to the evaluation within 2 weeks after the event. Upon completion of the evaluation, you will have access to the certificate. You must add your name and license number to make it official. This link will be active for 2 weeks after the email is sent. Audits: You can audit as a member for $10 and $15 for a non-member. Auditing does NOT include a meal or CEU credit. You can add CEUs when you register for an additional fee. For those auditing, the presentation begins at noon. Cancellations: Refunds will be issued using the same method as payment, if a request for cancellation is received by the Monday before the event. No refunds will be issued if a request for cancellation is received after the Monday before the event. To cancel, please send an email to mail@scv-camft.org or call the chapter voicemail at 408-235-0210. Refunds will be issued within ten (10) business days. Accommodations for Disability: The Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CAMFT is committed to providing a presentation that is accessible to all who wish to attend. If you have a special need and plan to attend, please notify us at mail@scv-camft.org or 408-235-0210. Requests must be made one week in advance. Chapter Board Meetings are generally held prior to the chapter’s monthly luncheons, at the same location, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Members are welcome to attend by notifying a board member. Grievance Policy: Any concern or grievance can be put in writing and emailed to mail@scv-camft.org.


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