High Conflict Coparenting: Interventions for Children's Alignment and Resistance

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The online course dates are: May 14 – August 3, 2018 plus a live Q & A session
with two of the presenters on August 7, 2018 from 7 - 9 pm (EST)


Mental health professionals face significant challenges trying to assist families when a child is resisting contact with a parent after separation/divorce.

This 28-hour multi-module training provides an exciting opportunity for those working in the field and encountering these complex situations.

Through online presentations utilizing video clips illustrating work with a “typical family”, combined with extensive readings and a live 2-hour Q & A webinar, trainees will learn the nuts and bolts of how to work with the whole family. From intake and contracting to the role of the court and aftercare planning, the expert team will share its knowledge and experience working with these families. Modules will address how to work with each individual family member, with parent-child and parent-parent dyads and with the whole family.

The 11 modules include the following topics:

Introduction to Therapy with Families Where Children Resist or Refuse Contact with a Parent
Initial Conceptualization and Action in Reunification Cases
Systemic Approach to Reunification
The Role of the Court in Clinical Interventions
Initial Call for Help: The A – Z of Managing the initial Call, Screening and Assignment to TX.
Beginning the Intervention: Setting the Structure/ Boundaries
Dynamic of the Family System and How to Develop Appropriate Treatment Plans
Parent - Child Work / Different Interventions for Different Situations
Overcoming the Coparenting Impasse
Determining Next Steps in Treatment
Cognitive Bias, Common Ethical Issues & Risk Management Practices

Training Learning Objectives

1. Encourage constructive coparent communication
2. Show parents how to use conflict de-escalation strategies.
3. Teach coparents to self-regulate thoughts and statements reflecting harsh, rigid, black and white thinking.
4. Effect the coparenting dynamic from one of blame to shared responsibility
5. Allow each parent to express regret to one another and to the child(ren)
6. Help coparents to reframe the divorce story into a new narrative

Program Code: HCC18-2
Credits: 28
Fees: $750

Additional Information

Overcoming Barriers has a limited number of free slots available for the 3rd person in a group when 2 others are registered for the course. For more information please contact Overcoming Barriers directly at overcomingbarriers@gmail.com


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