Adele Lafrance, PhD, C.Psych.
SickKids CCMH Learning Institute
February 7, 2022 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST
This training is for clinicians and therapists working with parents of children and adolescents. In addition to an emotion-focused conceptualization of problematic parenting patterns, Dr. Lafrance will present tools and techniques to promote attitudinal and behavioral change in caregivers in a way that is supportive and productive.
Participants will learn to identify markers of emotional processes underlying problematic patterns of caregiving/therapy-interfering behaviours in caregivers. Along with application of tools and techniques to transform problematic emotional processes fueling those problematic patterns of behavior. Dr. Lafrance will also discuss ethico-legal considerations related to increased caregiver involvement, including when caregivers are severely under-resourced.
This training also includes practical strategies to manage challenging or conflictual co-parenting dynamics that impact on child/adolescent development and mental health. It will also provide tools and techniques to increase cooperation and collaboration between co-parents in serious conflict.
Registration includes copy of Dr. Adele Lafrance’s book “Emotion-Focused Family Therapy: A Transdiagnostic Model for Caregiver-Focused Interventions“ The International Institute for EFFT recognizes this training as a full-day of in-person training.
Registration fee: $290.00 ($261.00 with promo code CAVERSHAM)
About the Facilitator:
Adele Lafrance, PhD is a clinical psychologist, author, research scientist, and developer of emotion-focused treatment modalities, including Emotion-Focused Family Therapy. She has published extensively in the field of psychotherapy, emotion and health, including a clinical manual to support families published by the American Psychological Association. She has also written a popular parenting book titled: What to Say to Kids When Nothing Seems to Work, and provides practical resources to parents and caregivers at no cost at www.mentalhealthfoundations.ca .