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Positive Discipline for Teens by Lisa Larson, LMFT & Jane Nelson, MFT & Ed.D

  • Fri, January 11, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
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Topic:  Positive Discipline for Teenagers: Learn how to be a Great Therapist for your Teen Clients and Their Parents
 Lisa Larson, LMFT & Jane Nelson, MFT & Ed.D
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Date:  Friday, January 11, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00PM
Location: Rancho Cordova City Hall, 
                     2729 Prospect Park Drive, 
                     Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 (map)
Room: American River South

Doors Open at 8:30AM
Networking starts at 8:30 AM
Annual Member Meeting starts at 9:00am

It is the goal of SVC-CAMFT is to ensure that we have an environment that is conducive to learning for all of our attendees so we ask that at our events\workshops not to wear scented products.  Thank you.

This program will benefit LMFT, LPCC, LEP and LCSW licensees and pre licensees by learning how to help your teen families escape the destructive cycle of guilt and blame and work towards greater understanding, communication and collaboration with their adolescents.  

Includes: Breakfast and meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  Sacramento Valley Chapter of California Marriage and Family Therapists (SVC-CAMFT) CAMFT CEPA CE Provider #62279 is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor Continuing Education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. SVC-CAMFT maintains the responsibility for the program and all its content.  CE Credit will be awarded after the completion of the course via email in exchange for a completed course evaluation form.

No CEs will be awarded to persons arriving late or leaving early. Partial CE credit will not be awarded. 
Workshop Information:

This presentation by Lisa Larson, LMFT, a Positive Discipline Instructor, and Dr. Jane Nelsen, Ed.D, the author of Positive Discipline for Teenagers and numerous other parenting books is humorous, lively and includes experiential activities you can use in your sessions as well as very useful hand-outs to give your teen families. For twenty-five years, Positive Discipline has been the gold standard reference for parenting children and teens.

Adolescence is often a time of great stress and turmoil not only for adolescents but for their parents as well. During this time, kids aggressively begin to explore a new sense of freedom, which often leads to feelings of resentment and powerlessness for parents who increasingly are excluded from their children's lives. This workshop will teach you to help your clients successfully navigate this tumultuous time by seeing the value of a shift toward a “co-pilot” role, in which parents gradually cede more responsibility to teens, giving teens the chance to make some mistakes while parents are there to provide a safety net. You will learn to help your clients to view their teens mistakes as very important opportunities for learning before they leave the nest. This class will help your families build connection and confront their own fears, as they support their teens’ growing independence and capabilities.

You will be able to help your teen families escape the destructive cycle of guilt and blame and work toward greater understanding, communication and collaboration with their adolescents. Many of us worry about whether we are equipped to support parents who may be dealing with unmotivated or rebellious teens, early sexual activity, or drug and alcohol use, especially when the stakes are so high. This workshop will help you learn the life-changing principles of Positive Discipline and give you confidence in your ability to help the most challenging teen families. It will help you be equipped to include challenging teen parenting issues within your scope of practice.

8:30 am Registration Starts
8:30am - 9:00am - Networking
9:00am - 9:30am - Annual Members Meeting
9:30am - 9:45am - Networking
9:45am - 10:00am - Announcements
10:00am - 11:00am
- Lecture
11:00am - 11:10am - Group Discussion
11:10am - 12:00pm -
noon - Workshop Ends

Learning Objectives:
1.  Feel confident supporting parents of teens by learning the number one most effective parenting technique for teenagers on any issue from following through on chores to handling major behavioral mistakes or issues.
2.  Coach parents to be both firm and kind, so that any rebellious teenager can learn creative cooperation and self-discipline with no loss of dignity.
3.  Teaching your teen parents the definition and difference between enabling and empowering their adolescents.

Presenter Bio:
Lisa Larson has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for the past nineteen years. After seven years in private practice doing Solution Focused therapy or "talk therapy," Lisa experienced a traumatic event that transformed the course of her life as well as her therapeutic orientation. Lisa and then her teenage son, just a few weeks later, flat lined, that is, clinically died. They had unrelated allergic reactions and fortunately both have fully recovered. Lisa was acutely traumatized and had a classic case of PTSD. No amount of talk therapy worked. In contrast, after only two sessions of EMDR she was back to being herself.

Training under Dr. David Grand, founder of Brainspotting, Lisa immediately recognized the powerful neurophysiological healing fortex Brainspotting taps into as she saw her severely traumatized clients heal quickly and permanently.  Lisa opened Pacific Counseling and Trauma Center in 2012 and Pacific Trauma Specialists, a non-profit dedicated to offering cutting edge trauma therapy and is now a certified Brainspotting Trainer.  Lisa co-authored the book Positive Discipline for Working Parents with Jane Nelson.

Dr. Jane Nelsen is a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Adlerian Diplomate, and author or co-author of 20 books, including the Positive Discipline series, Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World, Serenity, Positive Discipline Tool Cards, and Keeping the Joy in Marriage Tool Cards and eBook. She earned her Ed.D. from the University of San Francisco, but her formal training has been secondary to her hands-on training as the mother of seven and grandmother of 22, and great grandmother of 5. She now shares this wealth of knowledge and experience as a popular keynote speaker and workshop leader throughout the country—and as a popular presenter at NASAP conferences.

Early registration ends Thursday, January 3, 2019 Early registration rates:
2019 Licensed, Associate or Affiliate Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $20
2019 Pre-Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $15
Non-Member: $30

Starting Friday, January 4, 2019 rates:
2019 Licensed, Associate or Affiliate Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $25
2019 Pre-Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $20
Non-Member: $35

Registration Ends Wednesday, January 9, 2019
No Walk-in Registration unless announced.  

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Effective January 1, 2018 SVC-CAMFT event registration must be paid online except with prior approval.  Registration dates and fees may vary and are subject to change without notice.  Event discounts prices and discount periods may or may not be offered.  Event registration is deemed complete during the registration period in which registration payment is received.  Incomplete or unpaid registration will be cancelled and removed at the end of each registration period. 

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