High Conflict Coparenting: Interventions for Children's Alignment and Resistance Spring 2018

 William James College Overcoming Baririers



The online course dates are: February 5-April 27, 2018 plus a live Q & A session
with two of the presenters on May 2, 2018 from 7:00-9:00 pm (EDT)

PLEASE NOTE: This online course is meant to be taken at your own pace and convenience so you can complete the modules in the manner that works best for you. However, you will only have access to the course within the course dates listed above. Plan accordingly to complete the course within the time frame above or you will not be able to complete the course.

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: HCC18-1
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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