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Navigating Difficult Parents


Friday, September 30, 2016Preferred registration deadline: September 23rd

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

3 CEUs

Joan Benz, PhD, MSW, LCSW
Adjunct Faculty, Brown School
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Private Practice
A parent’s behavior can create difficult dynamics for anyone trying to serve the family, whether through therapy or any other educational or social service intervention. During this workshop, you will learn to identify types of these challenging behaviors and strategies to deal with them. We will discuss scenarios involving:
  • parents of a child who is the primary client
  • parents who have been court ordered to attend therapy
  • divorcing or divorced parents fighting over custody issues or where one parent is attempting to alienate the child from the other parent
  • parents with mental health issues
  • parents who have very little understanding of appropriate parenting skills
  • parents who are angry
Practical tips on how to build rapport and establish a respectful working relationship with these parents will be provided. Participants will be encouraged to share their own examples of difficult parents from past or current caseloads. Class size is limited to 45.
$50 General Admission
$30 Brown School Field Instructors
$10 Full-Time Graduate Students

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