numerous articles and books written about family functioning and
parenting techniques. However, little has been written specifically
about theories of how to parent. In this workshop, part of the
Continuing Professional Development Series for the Helping Professions,
sponsored by the Division of Continuing
Education and Professional Studies and the College of Education and Human
Services, a theory of parenting, based on the concepts of the
family emotional system and the intense emotion often seen in human
behavior, will be presented.
Participants will learn how to utilize the theory to inform their
clinical work with families with children. Techniques for parents to
lower reactivity will be discussed, with a focus on the ways that the
techniques embody the theory and how the concept of differentiation can
provide direction and support to parents. Participants will acquire
knowledge of how to convey this information to parents as well as how
to guide parents in developing appropriate responses to their
children’s challenging behavior.
Dates: Friday, June 28, 2013
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: South Orange Campus, Chancellor’s Suite
Upon completion of this workshop you will earn five CEUs, approved
for continuing education for marriage and family therapists, alcohol
and drug counselors, social workers, and professional counselors!
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