You see it happen all too often, just when there are positive signs of change the bottom inexplicably falls out. It is devastating to see all the progress revert backwards so quickly. But it’s clear; many youth simply have trouble escaping their deeply anchored self-perceived course of destiny.

Focusing on what is wrong, fear of what might happen, or feeling they have no value and that they are not entitled to be happy are factors that prevent youth from making progress. This workshop will help you identify signs of self-sabotaging behaviors and give you the tools that you need to proactively address them and find ways to help youth overcome their self-defeating behaviors.

Daily Double:

Register for this training plus The Six Pack Youth Can Buy (Cancelled due to the presenter's unexpected health issues) at a reduced rate. See details below.

About the Speaker:

Hal Pickett, Psy.D., LP is the Director, Client Services at Headway, Emotional Health Services. Prior to Headway, he was in private practice in Edina for four years. Initially he was employed by the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division at the University of Minnesota for ten years. Hal presently is an adjunct professor at St. Mary’s University and Adler Graduate School and continues to guest lecture at the University.

Hal has spent most of his psychology career working with children and adolescents with trauma. Prior to becoming a Psychologist, Hal was a Physical Therapist working for the Courage Center.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn about three self-sabotaging profiles
  • Understand the signs that self-sabotaging behavior is occurring or about to occur
  • Know what to do and what not to do with self-sabotaging youth
  • Learn specific strategies for intervening with each of three self-sabotaging behaviors 

YIPA is proud to have the following sponsors and partners for this Regional Conference:

  • Rochester Community & Technical College
  • The Juvenile Justice Coalition of Minnesota


  • November 9, 2012, 1:00pm - 3:00pm.
  • Heintz Center, 1926 Collegeview Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Daily Double - This training plus The Six Pack Youth Can Buy (Cancelled due to the presenter's unexpected health issues) $50 for non-YIPA members, $30 for YIPA members, $20 for Promise Fellows - Register online now for the Daily Double now.
  • $25 for non-YIPA members, $15 for YIPA members, $15 for Promise Fellows for this training alone - Register online now for this training only.
  • Download the Brochure and Mail-in Registration Form
  • Two CEUs are preapproved by the MN Board of Social Work. YIPA will provide you with the materials you need to seek approval from your board.

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