Social Media has perfected the art of engagement and understanding of young adults in our society. These platforms connect and influence this population tremendously every day. Often this is perceived as a negative. In this presentation I will encourage those of us in helping professions to not fight this Goliath, but to learn from them so we too can have positive sustainable impact on our young adult population as they face some of the most difficult and stressful times in their lives.
- Have a clear understanding of the emerging adult developmental phase by examining the role of social media in their daily lives
- Learn how to develop appropriate treatment programs based on developmental process of emerging adults
- Develop appropriate skills to engage young adult populations in the treatment process using effective techniques, skills and exercises for this population
8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am – 10:15 am InstaChat FaceTweeting Timebook: Developing an Understanding & Treatment Strategy for the Emerging Adult Population
10:15 am – 10:30 am BREAK
10:30 am – 11:30 pm InstaChat FaceTweeting Timebook Continued
11:30 am – 1:00 pm LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
1:00 pm – 2:45 pm InstaChat FaceTweeting Timebook Continued
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Workshop Wrap-up
We have applied to the NC Substance Abuse
Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB) for
approval of 4 general skill building credits.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
Adam B. Downs, Ph.D, LMFT
Corporate Director of Emerging Adult Programs
Adam B. Downs, Ph.D, LMFT is the Corporate Director of Emerging Adult Programs for Bradford Health Services. Dr. Downs joined Bradford in May of 2016 to develop and oversee programming of new emerging adult programs ranging from primary care, long term recovery residence to education for college campuses. Before joining the team at Bradford, he was the Director of Substance Abuse Services at the University of Alabama. Adam received his BS in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University and received his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Michigan State University. Downs also received his PhD in Human Development and Family Studies, with a specialization in Couple and Family Therapy from Michigan State University. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Alabama and a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and the Alabama Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Dr. Downs continues to be a researcher in his field and his recent publications focus on addiction studies, resiliency in the brain, and juvenile delinquency. He has given workshops and presentations on addiction and recovery on college campuses and on the utilization of the Recovery Management model while working with emerging adult populations. His specializations include the identification and development of substance abuse resources on college campuses, resilience enhancement in the emerging adult population, the transition from juvenile delinquency to adult delinquency, substance abuse/dependency among young adult populations and parental and young adult relationships in addicted families.
Dr. Downs’ clinical interests focus on integrated approaches to the treatment of substance abuse/dependency disorders and evidence based programs. Under his direction, Bradford has launched young adult gender specific programming ranging from education for college campuses and student organizations to intensive outpatient programs, long term residential programs and detox and stabilization in an inpatient setting.