Parents Connecting with Their Adolescents

Episode Description

Join Jenny as she asks Marie Vakakis what she has learned from her  young clients about their relationships with their parents.

Parents connecting with their adolescents will explore questions like: How can parents best connect with a seemingly shut-off teen and How not to be intimidated or overwhelmed by the dramatic tech revolution – do parents really need to be up on the latest technology to connect with their teens?

About Marie Vakakis

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Bachelor of Arts (majoring in psychology), Monash University

Masters of Social Work (additional research year/ thesis) The University of Melbourne

Graduate Diploma of Youth and Adolescent Mental Health , The University of Melbourne

Masters of Family Therapy, LaTrobe University

Member of the Australian Association of social workers

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

Accredited ‘Tuning Into Teens’ Parenting Program Facilitator

Completed level 1 Gottman Method Couples training

Accredited Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor

Accredited Standard Mental Health First Aid Instructor