Facilitator: Dr. Adele Lafrance, C.Psych
SickKids CCMH Learning Institute
This training is suitable for:
Mental Health Professionals: psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers.
Medical Professionals: nurses, psychiatrists, pediatricians, family doctors.
Direct Service Workers: drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers.
This training is intended for clinicians and therapists working with parents of children and adolescents. Dr. Lafrance will present Emotion-focused conceptualizations of problematic patterns of parenting, including relevant research tools and techniques to promote attitudinal and behavioral change in caregivers in a way that is supportive and productive. A module with practical strategies to manage challenging, or conflictual co-parenting dynamics that impact on child/adolescent development and mental health will also be covered. Ethical-legal considerations related to increased caregiver involvement, including when caregivers are severely under-resourced will be discussed.
Location: SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health - Learning Institute, 114 Maitland Street, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1E1