September 28, 2011

Ivy Tech and Centerstone to host workshop featuring keynote speaker Carl Pickhardt

BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus and Centerstone are presenting a workshop on parenting adolescents, featuring keynote speaker and author Carl Pickhardt, Ph.D. on Friday, October 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ivy Tech Bloomington.

The workshop, “Understanding and Parenting Adolescents: Where do we grow from here?,” will be held in the Ivy Tech Bloomington student commons. Tickets for the workshop can be purchased for $35, and includes a lunch and six continuing education credits for social and behavioral sciences professionals.

“Participants will get great value out of this workshop,” said Mike James, Ivy Tech department chair of social and behavioral sciences. “Six continuing education credits for professionals can cost three to five times as much as the $35 fee we’re asking, and it includes lunch.”



·       Introduction: My approach as an educational Psychologist

·       The journey of adolescence: Four stages of adolescence and the changes each brings

·       How all parenting is not the same: Mothering, fathering, single parenting, step parenting

·       Adolescence and substance use: Signs to watch for, steps to take




·       Early adolescence and social cruelty: How adults can moderate the harm

·       Last stage adolescence when kids move back home: Making the reunion work

·       Strategies for parenting adolescence: Bridging differences and managing conflict

Carl Pickhardt, Ph.D., is writer of a weekly blog for Psychology Today, “Surviving (your child’s) adolescence,” and is author of Boomerang Kids – Why our children are failing on their own and Why Good Kids Act Cruel – The hidden truth about the pre-teen years.

Participants should register with Ivy Tech by Monday, Oct.17 at (812) 330-6041 or (812) 330-6044.

About Centerstone
Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, has provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to Indiana residents for more than 50 years. Through more than 60 facilities in 17 Indiana counties, Centerstone serves more than 24,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors each year. The organization also operates the Foster Care Select program in 24 counties and is accredited by CARF International. For more information about Centerstone, please call 800-344-8802 or visit

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.