Increased resistance in the teenage years is a reality of the adolescent journey. There are very good reasons that we see increased counterwill emerge in this season of life, rooted in factors of growth and healthy psychological development . At the same time, resistance can become pronounced, stuck, and systemic for the teenager especially if we, as parents and teachers, don’t have a sense of how to work with the counterwill instinct. 

This presentation will focus on making sense of resistance in context of adolescence, and consider the differentiation between healthy counterwill and what Dr. Neufeld describes as the “empty fortress syndrome”.

Suitability & Applicability

This webinar is suitable for parents and educators.

Time & Place

This webinar will take place from 10:00 to 11:30am Pacific.


If a webinar is cancelled due to insufficient enrolment or other unforeseen circumstances, all registrants will have the option of receiving a full refund or credit.

Further Information

Just 90 minutes in length, our online webinars are very easy to participate in. No special software or technical equipment is required. All that is needed is a high-speed internet connection. Each participant is able to see the presenter and the PowerPoint slides and can ask questions in a live chat.