Includes a Bonus Session with Sherry Turkle!
Bonus Session only available as part of the Enhanced Learning Track
Explore The Full Range Of Parenting Issues
With The Field's Leading Experts
With The Field's Leading Experts
|Session 1 - Wednesday, May 2
Reclaiming Parental Authority
Gain a broader perspective on the social context of parent-child relationships today and learn how to help parents effectively reassert authority by overcoming their isolation and establishing connection with other parents while also creating effective “I mean it” moments with their kids and developing other practical childrearing strategies. With Ron Taffel, Ph.D.
|Session 2 - Wednesday, May 9
Family Therapy for the Postmodern Family
Discover the advantages and disadvantages of working individually with a child or working with family-at-large and learn how to recognize when it’s effective to involve parents at strategic times in treatment. With Martha Straus, Ph.D.
|Session 3 - Wednesday, May 16
Attachment Issues in Stepfamilies
Examine the distinct challenges to attachment and intimacy that the stepfamily structure often creates and discover practical strategies for helping clients meet these challenges and form healthy stepfamily relationships.
With Patricia Papernow, Ed.D.
Session 4 - Wednesday, May 23
|Session 5 - Wednesday, May 30
Discover how parents can best offer children opportunities to experience risk and responsibility and give them the boundaries they need without suffocating them, heightening their anxiety, or strengthening their need for rebellion.
With Michael Ungar, Ph.D.
|Session 6 - Wednesday, June 6
Child Therapy without Problems:
The Kids Skills Approach
Teach parents a new way to praise and encourage their children while also getting them to comply and overcome difficulties, all without using punishments, by shifting the focus from “problems” to helping young clients gain meaningful new skills while using parents as guides and cheerleaders.
With Ben Furman, M.D.
|Session 7 - Wednesday, June 13
Parenting with the Brain in Mind
Discover how applying the latest advances in the neuroscience of child development to clinical practice will help parents raise calmer and happier children by teaching kids to think and listen before reacting, shifting their emotional states through physical activities, and paying attention to their left brain story-telling. With Dan Siegel, M.D.
|Bonus Session - Wednesday, June 20
Cyber Intimacy and Cyber Solitude
Explore the enormous psychological and cultural impact of today’s digital technologies on children, adolescents, parents, and society at large in this illuminating keynote address. With MIT psychologist Sherry Turkle, Ph.D.
Bonus Session is available only to Enhanced Learning Track Participants
8 Great Reasons To Sign Up Now!
|7 dynamic sessions with recognized experts!|
|Plus Bonus Session with Sherry Turkle!|
|Streaming-video webcasts that make learning come alive!|
|Free-wheeling, down-to-earth conversational format!|
|Lively post-session exchanges with peers and presenters!|
|Streaming-video sessions and slides available anytime!|
|MP3s and bonus materials--all yours to keep!|
|Add 7 CE credits with a quiz!|
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To reach the greatest number of counselors and therapists, we offer Free Rebroadcasts following every regular session. Each Free Rebroadcast Session is available starting at 12pm on the Friday following the streaming-video session through Tuesday at 12pm EDT. Click here to register for free rebroadcasts now.
Can't Make a Session? Don't Worry!
As an Enhanced Learning Track participant, you'll get a link to the on-demand, online version of each session of this course. You'll also get the MP3s, presentation materials, course readings, and bonus materials. Everything is yours to keep, listen to, and watch at your convenience.
Our Presenters Are Leaders In The Field
Ron Taffel, Ph.D., is the chairman of the board of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York. His books include Getting through to Difficult Kids and Parents: Uncommon Sense for Child Professionals and his latest, Childhood Unbound: Authoritative Parenting for the 21st Century.
Martha Straus, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology at Antioch University New England and adjunct instructor in psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School, is the author of No-Talk Therapy for Children and Adolescents and Adolescent Girls in Crisis: Intervention and Hope.
Patricia Papernow, Ed.D., has worked as a trainer, consultant, and therapist with stepfamily relationships for more than 30 years. She’s a National Stepfamily Resource Center senior training faculty member and the author of the award-winning book Becoming a Stepfamily and the forthcoming Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships.
Stan Davis is the co-leader of the Youth Voice Research Project, which has collected information from thousands of young people about effective bullying prevention strategies. He’s the author of Schools Where Everyone Belongs: Practical Strategies to Reduce Bullies and Empowering Bystanders in Bullying Prevention: Schools Where Everyone Belongs.
Michael Ungar, Ph.D., is director of the Resilience Research Center and professor of social work at Dalhousie University. He’s the author of 11 books for therapists and parents, including Counseling in Challenging Contexts and Strengths-Based Counseling with At-Risk Youth.
Ben Furman, M.D., codirector of the Brief Therapy Institute in Helsinki, Finland, is a psychiatrist and trainer of solution-focused psychotherapy. His books include Kids Skills in Action: Stories of Playful and Practical Solution-Finding with Children and Kids Skills: Playful and Practical Solution-Finding with Children.
Dan Siegel, M.D., is clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he's coinvestigator at the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and codirector of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. His books include Mindsight, The Mindful Brain, The Mindful Therapist, Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, and most recently, The Whole-Brain Child.
Sherry Turkle, Ph.D., is the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT, director of MIT's Initiative on Technology and Self, and a trained clinical psychologist. She's the author of the groundbreaking books The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit; Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet; and, most recently, Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other.