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Tuesday, May 24th 2022

Temperament: Moving from disconnection to goodness of fit in critical relationships

Greg Lubimiv, MSW, RSW, CPT-S
presented by SickKids CCMH Learning Institute

Live webinar
May 24 and 31, 2022 | 1 to 4 p.m. EST

We are all born with a set of temperamental traits which, for the most part, remain with us for our lifetime. These temperamental traits are unique and influence how we relate to the world, and how the world relates to us. It is not uncommon for a temperamental trait to become a barrier for an important relationship. This is something that can be devastating for a relationship between a parent/caregiver and a child.

When there is conflict in a relationship, such as parent/child, parent/parent, siblings or even two colleagues who work together we usually do not consider whether temperament may be one of the primary issues at play.

This training will focus on presenting the past and current research on temperament and how it can impact relationships. A primary focus will be on a parent/child relationship. However, all the principles and concepts are transferable to any relationship. Participants will have a clear understanding of temperament as well as a concept known as “goodness of fit.” Those attending will be provided a simple activity which will help identify where there may be conflict between temperament types and how to use the findings to move towards a healthier relationship.

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

• Understand what temperament is and what it is not
• Identify the main temperamental traits as defined by Thomas and Chess
• Shifting the conversation from “Why is he/she doing this to me?” to “What can I do to improve goodness of fit?”
• Utilize the temperament scale to evaluate goodness of fit
• Identify realistic goals in helping to improve the parent/child relationship (or any relationship)
• Implement effective strategies to foster goodness of fit between a parent/child (or any relationship)

Registration $250 ($225 with promo code CAVERSHAM)

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About the Facilitator:

Greg Lubimiv, MSW, RSW, CPT-S, is the Executive Director of the Phoenix Centre for Children and Families, a children's mental health centre in southeastern Ontario. The Phoenix Centre provides a wide range of services including day treatment, respite care, intensive services, early years programs, outpatient and prevention.

Greg has over 40 years of experience in children's mental health, adult mental health and child welfare where he has been involved as a clinician, trainer and administrator. He has specialized in the field of play therapy, parenting and family therapy and has authored a number of books and articles on this and other topics including Wings for Our Children: The essentials of becoming a play therapist. Greg is considered an expert in a wide variety of topics, including: therapeutic storytelling, play therapy techniques, using puppets in therapy, childhood trauma, family therapy, grief and loss, vicarious trauma, reflective practice and temperament.

Greg graduated with his Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto. He is a certified play therapist and supervisor with the Canadian Association of Child and Play Therapy and was presented with the Monica Hebert Award for contributions to the field of Play Therapy and in 2007. In 2006 he was recipient of the Liz Manson Award for contributions to the field of children's mental health. In 2007 he received the Base Commander's Commendation for services to military families and in 2012 the Queen's Jubilee Medal for contributions to the mental health treatment of military children and families.

Greg is well known as a passionate and knowledgeable presenter with a focus on making content concrete, practical and fun.


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