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Understanding Adolescents in 2017 – Lecture at CenterPointe Hospital

You are cordially invited to attend a Behavioral Health Lecture

TOPIC: Understanding Adolescents in 2017


DATE: Friday, August 25, 2017

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 7:30am
Lecture: 8-9:30am

LOCATION: CenterPointe Hospital Gym
4801 Weldon Spring Parkway St. Charles, MO 63304

RSVP: 636-477-2175 or Email

CEUs: 1.5 contact hours will be awarded to Missouri Social Workers and Addiction Counselors. A certificate of attendance verifying 1.5 contact hours will be distributed to all attendees to submit to their licensing boards.

There is NO COST to attend the breakfast lecture.

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: The adolescent culture is rapidly changing, attempting to incorporate the addicting social and information media into the already established traditions of family, school, and personal/social development. Teenagers are picking up some bad habits of adults including sleep deprivation, high stress levels, and a vulnerability to becoming depressed and suicidal. Social and religious mores have deteriorated and are having less of an immediate influence. Family transitions, a permissive social media, and lack of balance between academics and real social interaction are having a significant negative impact. This seminar will address all these issues, and also support an open forum of questions and answers. How we all can help teens survive a modern day, challenging and potentially dangerous 6 years of adolescence (from ages 12-18) will be top priority.

ABOUT OUR PRESENTER: Mr. Baker Symes, MA, LPC has been working with children and adolescents since 1976 as a therapist, clinical director and in private practice. He earned a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, CA and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from The Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO. He also earned an Alcohol/Substance Abuse Studies Certificate from the University of California at Berkley, CA.

Mr. Symes is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri and is licensed in California as a Marital and Family Therapist. Mr. Symes is also a composer and performer of original children’s songs. We are fortunate to have a clinician of such depth and breadth of experience as Mr. Symes working in the CenterPointe Hospital continuum of care and we are pleased to have him as a presenter at our Behavioral Health Lecture Series.