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Youth in the Glass Cage


Breaking the Invisible Prisons of Technology, Addiction, and Anxiety that are Trapping Teens and Young Adults

We have all seen the situation, either in the counseling room or in everyday life, teens and young adults with what seem like every advantage in the world in regards to financial resources and an engaged family.  Yet these youth seem “stuck,” either because they seem to stop engaging fully with their lives and their futures, or because they keep falling into negative habits.  We feel like we have a generation trapped in a glass cage with bars we cannot easily see.  This training will look at how issues with technology use, addictive patterns (both substance and behavioral addictions), and general anxiety and fear are holding a generation back; and how those in helping professions and can help youth and their families begin to break these cages.


Workshop Learning Objectives


  1. To explore the context of teens and young adults in social and biological development, as well as specific tendencies for Millennials as a generation.

  2. To understand some of the major trends in the engagement with technology, process and substance addiction, anxiety, and other mood disorder issues that are affecting Millennials.

  3. To discuss how the latest research and therapeutic practices can be applied in helping youth overcome these “stuck” areas in their lives.


 Friday, October 18, 2019

8:30am – 4:30pm

(with breaks, Lunch is provided)

Number of CE credit hours:

6 CE credit hours*

Fairfax Presbyterian Church

10723 Main St, Fairfax, VA 22030


S. David Hall, PsyD, LMFT, LPC-MHSP


$96 for sign-up by 10/1/2019, $120 for sign-up after.

A special rate of $150 for 2-person sign-up &

$320 for 5-person sign-up.

Student rate of $30* 

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