4 WEEK PROGRAM WITH DAFNA LENDER
12:00 PM-1:30 PM ET | 12 APA CE
Children who feel hurt and angry disconnect from their parents - parents who sense that disconnect feel discouraged when their child-rearing approaches aren’t working. Even when parents attempt to improve their relationship through parent-child therapies, they may find that the interventions focus on improving behaviors without considering the core issues underneath: attachment and trauma.
This workshop offers a different lens that focuses on the physiologic, nonverbal connection between parent and child to improve the relationship. Using principles from two attachment-based modalities---Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Theraplay---learn how to enhance regulation, connection, and joy between parents and children as well as guide parents to do reparative work around family trauma.
WEEK 3: Facilitating Parent-Child Dialogues that Create Connection and Understanding
We will learn how to help caregiver and child create safe dialogues. We will practice PACE for when a child is angry/defensive and when a child is passive/withdrawn/depressed.
In this session, you will
Discover the power of the PACE attitude
Learn to encourage and extend dialogue even if the child doesn’t talk
Tools for titrating the intensity of interaction between parent and child to maintain optimal arousal
Practice a position of radical acceptance of client’s strong feelings
Learn how to identify toxic shame as a reason for misbehavior
Learn how to repair the pattern of the toxic shame response
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