Continuing Education Courses by David Flack

David Flack is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP), with additional credentials as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Child Mental Health Specialist and Sexual Minority Mental Health Specialist. He holds a Post-Master’s Certificate in Trauma-Informed Care and Counseling and has credentials or advanced training in several evidence-based programs.

For twenty years, David has worked with teens and families impacted by substance use, trauma, and mental health challenges – as a therapist, substance abuse counselor, experiential educator, and clinical supervisor. In private practice since 2017, he meets with teens and emerging adults addressing depression, trauma, and co-occurring disorders. Prior to entering private practice, he spent 15 years in community mental health agencies, primarily as an adolescent co-occurring disorders therapist.

In addition to his clinical work, David regularly provides well-received continuing education programs both regionally and nationally. He has also presented for non-profit agencies, county-sponsored events, and over 100 times at international, national, and regional conferences — including multiple presentations at conferences of the American Counseling Association, American Mental Health Counseling Association, and Association of Experiential Education.

NBCC CE Hours: 6

Studies show that LGBTQ+ teens are significantly more likely than peers to experience depression, anxiety, substance-related problems, and suicidal thoughts. They’re also more likely to engage in self-harming behaviors, experience trauma, become homelessness, and under-perform in school settings. Despite these well documented concerns, mental health professionals often feel poorly prepared to provide quality care when meeting with this population. This workshop will provide an interactive, non-judgmental space to explore clinical and ethical considerations when meeting with LGBTQ+ teens.

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NBCC CE Hours: 3

Youth have been home since mid-March, due to both school closures and the stay-home order. During this time, teen clients have gone from generally unaffected by the coronavirus crisis, to mildly restless, to chronically bored, lonely, and lethargic. In other words, these teens have the Pandemic Blues.

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NBCC CE Hours: 6

In this workshop, we’ll develop the knowledge and skills to look behind those masks – in order to address the roots of this covert depression, the impact of the Guy Code, and the Stuckness that results when biological predispositions and environmental stressors collide. Since this Stuckness often includes Big Questions related to death, meaninglessness, and isolation, we’ll consider practical strategies for exploring existential themes with depressed adolescent males.

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NBCC CE Hours: 6

Welcome to life after quarantine, where teen clients are bored, lonely and lethargic. For many, depression, anxiety, substance use, self-harm and other concerns have increased. For some, worries about the future have grown into existential dread. As the pandemic continues, these impacts will surely increase.

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NBCC CE Hours: 6

Teens seeking mental health services often have substance use issues, trauma histories, or both. As a result, they often seem stuck in endless cycles of maladaptive behaviors, experiencing multiple treatment failures and frustrating even the most dedicated professional helpers. Over time, these teens can seem apathetic, ambivalent, or completely resistant. Join presenter David Flack for this special online workshop to deepen your understanding of these challenging topics and develop the clinical skills to help these teens get unstuck. Grounded in twenty years of clinical experience, this workshop is packed with practical strategies, stories from the field, and a bit of inspiration.

Purchase $130