Bullying is a growing problem among today’s youth and involves the repeated and habitual use of force or threats with the intention to coerce, abuse, intimidate, or dominate its victims. Today, 25-35% of students now report that they have been bullied in school and caregivers are increasingly faced with this presenting problem. Drs. Clark and Straub explain the nature of bullying in its various forms and the impact on its victims, emotionally, socially and psychologically. They describe the four distinct categories and how to empower victims and parents to develop effective intervention and prevention strategies that mental health professionals can teach them.
- Differentiate the different types of bullying and the four categories of intentionally aggressive behavior.
- Describe the impact of bullying on an individual and prevention and intervention strategies.
- Identify the symptoms of cyber-bullying and strategies and tips that a mental health professional can offer to clients and families.
Course Titles and Descriptions
BULY 101: Bullying: What It Is and Why It Happens
Chap Clark, Ph.D.
Adolescent expert, Chap Clark, defines types of bullying, what it is and what it is not. The markers of intentionally aggressive behavior are discussed, including four, distinct categories, as well as their content and focus. Descriptive factors and the nature of both bullies and their victims are examined.
Runtime: 54 minutes 43 seconds
BULY 102: Bullying: What It Does and What to Do
Chap Clark, Ph.D. Runtime: 48 minutes 13 seconds
Chap Clark continues his discussion and the comprehensive impact bullying has on its victims— emotionally, psychologically, and socially. Both prevention and intervention strategies are outlined that also offer a “best practices” approach for mental health professionals when working with this population.
BULY 103: Social Media and Bullying
Josh Straub, Ph.D. Runtime: 52 minutes 22 seconds
Cyber-bullying is real and negatively impacts 10-15% of 6-12th graders. Joshua Straub talks about how technology is used to harass, threaten, embarrass, and target victims, including e-mail, instant messaging, social networks, and texting. Practical tips and strategies are offered
to help clients and families.
2.5 CE Credits available for LPC, LMFT, LSW.
2.5 CE Credits available for IBCC Credential Holders.
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