Topic: Positive Discipline for Teenagers: Learn how to be a Great Therapist for your Teen Clients and Their ParentsPresenter: Lisa Larson, LMFT & Jane Nelson, MFT & Ed.DSponsored by:
Date: Friday, January 11, 2019Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00PMLocation: Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 (map)Room: American River South
Doors Open at 8:30AMNetworking starts at 8:30 AMAnnual Member Meeting starts at 9:00am
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.
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.
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.
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.
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