How to Effectively Engage the Disengaged Student

(Grand Rapids, Mich. – April 19, 2023) Fusion Academy’s Manager of Social-Emotional Learning will lead an intensive workshop focused on engaging the most recalcitrant youth during this week’s Expressive Therapies Virtual Summit West.

“Disengagement produces all kinds of behaviors, from acting “too cool” to participate in activities, and can also manifest in power struggles,” said Coryn Nadeau, LCAT, ATR-BC, MA-AT, Fusion Academy’s Manager of Social-Emotional Learning and Student Programs.

Nadeau will host “Relationship-Based Frameworks for Engaging Disengaged Youth” Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 10 a.m. PDT, during the second weekend of the sixth annual Expressive Therapies Summit. The summit brings art, drama, music, writing, psychodrama, dance, and play together for the multidisciplinary virtual program intended for board-certified registered art therapists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychotherapists.

The second week of the summit’s programming begins Thursday, April 20 through Sunday, April 23 and offers continuing education credits needed for professional licensure. The continuing education categories include counseling theory, wellness and prevention, group dynamics and counseling, clinical interventions and evidence-based practice, psychological and psychotherapeutic theories, and practice.

Nadeau’s three-hour program will explore humanistic, strength-based, and trauma-informed approaches to engaging youth. Attendees will explore communication frameworks that debunk power struggles and reactivity. Participants will leave with tangible strategies for engaging young clients that can immediately be implemented into their practices.

“I am honored to support the navigation of the difficult challenges we face when youth are disengaged,” said Nadeau. “Our professional community is equally committed to creating environments where youth are healthy both socially and emotionally.”

Fusion Education Group’s (FEG) education team supports the learning of 10,000 middle and high school students annually, members of which regularly contribute and present at professional conferences.

Registration for the Expressive Therapies Virtual Summit West remains open and can be completed by visiting the event page found here.


About Fusion Education Group: Fusion Education Group (FEG) is an innovator of personalized education. FEG provides accredited personalized education for more than 10,000 middle and high school students annually at Fusion Academy, with 80 campuses that offer one-to-one instruction; Barnstable Academy, which offers traditional college prep in a small school setting in New Jersey; and Fusion Global Academy, which offers one-to-one personalized education through a completely virtual campus that currently serves students in all 50 states and 35 additional countries. FEG offers more than 250 summer courses for students interested in remediation, courses for credit, and executive functioning. Families can take advantage of a limited-time 20-percent discount by registering for Post-Secondary Counseling or enrolling in summer courses here.

Media contact:

Fusion Education Group
Karen Craven
Head of Strategic Communication