Adele Lafrance, PhD
Leading Edge Seminars:
Live Broadcast Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Live Broadcast Time: 1:15 pm – 4:30 pm ET
Can’t Attend Live? This webinar will be recorded and archived. All registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year after the Live Broadcast date.
In our culture, it is normal for caregivers to respond to their child stress and distress with reassurance and problem-solving. However, in some instances, these strategies lack effectiveness, leaving everyone feeling frustrated. With a dose of humor and plenty of real-life examples, participants will learn why, when and how to use emotion-focused communication skills to strengthen relationships, increase cooperation and respond more flexibly to strong emotional reactions in children and teens, including expressions of worry, anger, hopelessness, even silence. Sample scenarios and scripts will be provided for participants to customize based on their caregiving style and their child’s personality, and the presenter will facilitate a demonstration with a real-life scenario. Suitable for parents, grandparents, and other caregivers of children and teenagers, as well as professionals working closely with families, What to Say to Kids When Nothing Seems to Work is a workshop that offers concrete tools for efficiently navigating the twists, turns, and sometimes total chaos of life with kids.
Dr. Adele Lafrance is a clinical psychologist, research scientist, author and co-developer of emotion-focused treatment modalities, including Emotion-Focused Family Therapy. A frequent speaker at professional conferences worldwide, Adele has published extensively in the field of emotion and health, including a clinical manual to support families published by the American Psychological Association. She’s also written a popular parenting book titled: What to Say to Kids When Nothing Seems to Work and provides numerous practical resources to parents and caregivers at no cost via her website www.mentalhealthfoundations.ca.