Celia Falicov • Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: SUITE 400E
Immigrants are increasingly becoming part of our client base in the United States. While new communication technologies allow for the possibility of maintaining strong connections to families left behind, difficult issues remain. These include clarifying parental authority in absentia and planning a successful and sustainable reunification.
This workshop will present hands-on strategies for helping immigrant clients, including how to:
- Find best uses for different types of technology in keeping or repairing bonds between parents and their children, between couples, or with elderly members separated across countries
- Manage conflicts of transnational co-parenting
- Establish role clarity between caregivers and parents in different countries while encouraging continued involvement and collaboration
- Maintain a shared family story despite separation
Celia Falicov, PhD, is a clinical professor in the Departments of Family and Preventive Medicine and of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, and director of mental health services at the Student Run Free Clinic, Medical School, University of California, San Diego.