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 4: What Lies Underneath Difficult Child Behaviors & Working with Parents
We will practice responding to defensive parents to help uncover non-conscious fears and facilitate mentalization skills. We will practice role play for parents who make statements such as
Are you blaming me?
How I was raised has nothing to do with this!
I grew up this way and I turned out ok
I had it much worse growing up than he does
In this session, you will
Assessing when it is time to parent individual work
Working with angry and uncooperative parents
Helping parents stay open and engaged
Learn gentle ways to intervene and redirect a misattuned or critical parent
Guiding parents in helpful responses within session
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