If you would like further information on the workshop, or you have any questions regarding the workshop please complete the form on the "Contact Us" page.  

Further information

Lionel Davis, a Psychologist with over 30 years’ experience, will lead this workshop. Lionel was a Youth Worker for the first 10 years of his career and has trained and worked with many parents, teachers, professional welfare workers and volunteers as well as young people. He is a trained Family and Couples counsellor, a psychotherapist and consultant to many government and non-government organisations. Lionel was also the founder and Executive Director of the Australian College of Applied Psychology from 1989 to 2006.

Workshop format and fees

The workshop is delivered over a weekend - 2 days 9.00am to 5.00pm.  It can also be delivered as a 5 week program for one evening each week for 3 hours - 6.30pm to 9.30pm. 

The cost of the workshop is $395. You may reserve your place by payment of a $150 deposit. This deposit is non-refundable.  Mail your cheque to MindPsych PO Box 246 Potts Point NSW 1335. You can pay the balance at the first session. On receipt of your payment you will be sent further details of the venue, directions and parking arrangements. 

Workshop facilitator

Any parent of a teenager who would like a better relationship with their young person will benefit from this workshop. Couples are most welcome and will find they are able to develop collaborative approaches to effectively parent their teenager.

​There will be no more than 20 in the workshop. This ensures that the group operates at its optimum and that individual concerns can be addressed. 

Living with a teenager in these trying times can be a gruelling experience for parents, especially the first time round.  Approaching these challenges in a positive frame of mind and with the confidence of having a number of tried and true strategies at your fingertips, can really help.
This workshop is designed to equip parents to really understand where their teenager is ‘coming from’ and to respond in ways which support your role as a parent, while at the same time supporting the young person’s development.

If you want to:
. Understand how your experiences in adolescence affect the way you parent your own teenager
. Understand the mental, emotional, social and relationship challenges of adolescent development
. Appreciate the external influences impacting your teenager including social media and drugs and   
. Appreciate the internal experience of teenagers
. Know what builds self-esteem, confidence and mental health resilience in teenagers
. Learn how to better communicate with your teenager
. Know how to deal with defiance appropriately
. Know how to build a realistic and loving relationship with your teenager
. . . then this workshop is for you!


Adolescents - living with your teenager