Adèle Lafrance, Ph.D., C.Psych
SickKids CCMH Learning Institute
Facilitator: Adèle Lafrance, Ph.D., C.Psych, Co-developer of EFFT, clinical psychologist, associate professor at Laurentian University and a supervising/consulting psychologist for a number of mental health agencies in Canada and abroad.
Location: The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Hollywood Theatre, 1st Floor, Room 1246 Black Wing, Toronto, ON, M5G 1X8.
This training is suitable for: Medical professionals, psychiatrists, pediatricians, nurses, direct service workers, clinicians, drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers and social workers.
Description: The essence of Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) is to increase the positive role of caregivers in their child's emotional health and wellness. The is to support parents and caregivers to increase their involvement in specific ways included in the four main domains of behavior coaching, emotion coaching, relationship repair and fears and obstacles.
Using the EFFT model this workshop will cover the specific modules designed for clinicians in applying skills for supporting caregivers to identify, understand, and transform "emotion blocks" that lead to therapy-interfering attitudes, or behaviors that can come into play throughout the course of treatment. These “interferences” can create challenges in treatment for the most experienced clinicians. Dr. Lafrance will also cover the EFFT module for clinician and team challenges as well, including how to identify markers of emotional processes underlying problematic patterns of caregiving and the skills needed to work through potential clinician blocks to implementation.
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