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By Kimberly Sogge on May 4, 2022.
Join us on Friday November 5, 2021 at 1pm. No cost and open to all.
FREE ON-LINE WEBINAR: About A Call for Compassion: CFT with Adolescents During the Pandemic
While self-isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on everyone, it has been especially difficult for adolescents who lack the coping mechanisms for handling this distress. Adolescence is the developmental period for self-discovery and personal exploration. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted this development. During the pandemic, adolescent anxiety, depression, and suicide rates have skyrocketed. The call for compassion for adolescents is loud. We can respond by teaching teens compassionate mind skills.
The high levels of social isolation that adolescents are experiencing at this time leaves them stuck in their heads with punishing self-critical thoughts. The need to foster self-compassion at this time is paramount! Compassionate mind training helps teens build the resilience to manage great distress in this pandemic era.
Mr. Fraser is the owner of Positive Path Counseling in Dublin, Ohio and has 25 years of experience and training in family therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy and compassion focused therapy. Mr. Fraser works primarily from an authentic pairing of CFT (compassion focused therapy) and ACT (acceptance commitment therapy). He has been very fortunate to have trained with the creators of these therapeutic approaches. Mr. Fraser speaks on these topics locally, nationally, and internationally.
Mr. Fraser works with clients (children, adolescents, adults, and families) who have a variety of presenting problems and concerns. Additionally, since 2004 Mr. Fraser has performed as an adjunct instructor at The Ohio State University College of Social Work where he has taught courses in marriage and family therapy and social work with individuals. Mr. Fraser has co-facilitated domestic violence groups for the court system; facilitated a kids in care group for parents who have had their children placed outside their home by children services. Mr. Fraser worked on an early childhood mental health initiative grant funded by the state of Ohio in which he facilitated parenting groups and social skills training groups for children to reduce aggression. He sat on a committee for this grant through the Ohio State Board of Mental Health. He also created and facilitated a group for overwhelmed parents of strong willed children with the ADHD diagnosis.
Mr. Fraser is presently collaborating with Aspirations Ohio through The Ohio State University’s Nisonger Center to develop a Compassion focused group therapy group program for young adults on the autism spectrum who are struggling with problem video gaming use. The program will also have a separate group component for the parents of these young adults. Mr. Fraser is in the process of developing the Compassionate Focused Therapy and Wellness Center of the Midwest. Mr. Fraser and his wife Heather Doyle Fraser authored and published the book Freedom: How Teens Can Use Mindful Compassion to Thrive in a Chaotic World and Grow a Purpose-driven Life in 2019.
Mr. Fraser has presented workshops at the ACBS World Conference in 2019 and 2020 titled A Call for Compassion: CFT with Adolescents, and has submitted an updated version of this workshop for the 2021 ACBS Virtual World Conference titled, “A Call for Compassion: CFT with Adolescents in a Pandemic Era.”