When

Friday, August 7, 2020 from 8:15 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

Registration deadline 7/31/2020

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Contact

Morgan Taylor 
Park Center Inc. 
260-481-2700 ext. 2019 
morgan.taylor@parkcenter.org 

Where

Grand Wayne Convention Center 
120 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
 

 
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Park Center is an approved sponsor of continuing education with:

 

American Psychological Association (CE hours: 6)

Park Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Park Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 Indiana Behavioral Health Board (CE hours: 6)

Approved provider of Category I continuing education for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMFTA, LMHC, LMHCA, and LAC. However, licensees must judge the program's relevance to their professional practice.

Indiana State Psychology Board (CE hours: 6)

Approved sponsor of continuing education programs for psychologists.

 Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board (CE hours: 6)

Approved provider of training of Indiana law enforcement officer and support personnel.

National Board for Certified Counselors (CE hours: 6)

Park Center has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 5129. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Park Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

NAADAC (CE hours: 6)

Approved NAADAC education provider.

Ohio CSWMFTB (CE hours: 6)

Approved sponsor of continuing education programs (for counselors and social workers only). Provider number: RCS038704

 

 


 
 

Engaging Parents: Overcoming Parental Resistance in Child & Family Therapy 

Overview: Many clinicians know how to create lasting therapeutic change in a family; they must get buy-in from the parent(s), but engaging parents in a therapeutic setting can be challenging. Even experienced clinicians sometimes feel they are fighting a losing battle when working with resistant parents. Learning to work with parents more effectively increases therapeutic success, decreases cancellations and early termination, and lays the foundation for lasting change in a family.

In this training, licensed clinical social worker and parenting coach, Mercedes Samudio, LCSW, will focus on what it means to work effectively with resistant parents and keep them engaged during the therapeutic process. She will explain the role a parent plays in a family’s ability to change and successfully maintain those changes, as well as share strategies she has developed to bypass parental resistance and develop a therapeutic alliance that empowers parents and heals families.

Mercedes will share her experience working with parents and educating them on the importance of their role as head of a family system. She will demonstrate how she conveys the importance of the family’s reliance on the strength of a confident parent, especially during times of increased stress and emotional upheaval. Attendees will learn strategies to engage parents, overcome therapeutic barriers, and manage common family system challenges to promote successful healing.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain the process of parental identity development
  • Discuss parental defense mechanisms and parent shame
  • Describe strategies for developing a therapeutic relationship with parents
  • Recognize countertransference when working with parents
  • Implement strategies to manage and document crisis with parents and families

Who Should Attend: This intermediate level workshop is appropriate for those who work with parents, families, children, and even adults. Attendees will learn how parenting affects both the caregiver and the child. 

Schedule:

8:00 - 8:30 am

Registration and light continental breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 

Logistics, Introductions, Training Objectives, Overview

  • Common Helping Styles and Ambivalence
  • The Limitations of Overly Directive, Persuasive Styles of Helping with Ambivalent Clients
  • Thomas Gordon's Roadblocks to Communication 

10:00 - 10:10

Break

10:10 - 11:40

Client Language in MI

  • Mechanisms of Change: Tpes of Change Talk (DARN CAT)
  • How to Evoke Change Talk 

11:40 - 12:50 pm

Lunch (on your own)

12:50 - 2:20

How to Respond to Client Language in MI

  • How to Respond to Change Talk
  • How to Soften Sustain Talk (Client arguments against change)
  • How to Diffuse Discord Effectively (i.e., Client power struggles, withdrawal, blaming, justifying behaivor, etc.)

2:20 - 2:30 

Break

2:30 - 4:00

How to Respond to Client Language in MI (Continued)

  • Change Planning for Clinical Practice 
  • Wrap Up

Mercedes Samudio, LCSW

Mercedes Samudio, LCSW is a parent coach, speaker, bestselling author,  and founder of the Diversity in Parenting Conference who helps parents  and children communicate with each other, manage emotional trauma,    navigate social media and technology together, and develop healthy  parent-child relationships.

Over the course of her career, she has worked with adoptive families,  foster families, teen parents, parents navigating the child protective  services system, and children living with mental illness. Mercedes started  the #EndParentShaming movement as well as coined the term Shame-  Proof Parenting – using both to bring awareness to ending parent shame.

Mercedes is a leading parenting expert and has an amazing following on  social media that allows her to reach the hearts of thousands of parents  who feel heard and seen on their parenting journey. She has been featured on The Huffington Post, US News and Report, Woman’s Day, LA  Parent  Magazine, CBS LA, and Kids In The House. Mercedes seeks to empower parents to believe that they are already great guides for raising healthy and happy children. You can read more about her parenting expertise at http://shameproofparenting.com.

Conflicts of Interest: No conflicts reported

Schedule:

8:00 - 8:30 am

Registration and light continental breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 

Logistics, Introductions, Training Objectives, Overview

  • Common Helping Styles and Ambivalence
  • The Limitations of Overly Directive, Persuasive Styles of Helping with Ambivalent Clients
  • Thomas Gordon's Roadblocks to Communication 

10:00 - 10:10

Break

10:10 - 11:40

Client Language in MI

  • Mechanisms of Change: Tpes of Change Talk (DARN CAT)
  • How to Evoke Change Talk 

11:40 - 12:50 pm

Lunch (on your own)

12:50 - 2:20

How to Respond to Client Language in MI

  • How to Respond to Change Talk
  • How to Soften Sustain Talk (Client arguments against change)
  • How to Diffuse Discord Effectively (i.e., Client power struggles, withdrawal, blaming, justifying behaivor, etc.)

2:20 - 2:30 

Break

2:30 - 4:00

How to Respond to Client Language in MI (Continued)

  • Change Planning for Clinical Practice 
  • Wrap Up

Schedule:

8:00 - 8:30 am

Registration and light continental breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 

  • Intro: What's so Important About Engaging Parents?
  • Exploring the Parenting Identity Development (PID) Model

10:00 - 10:10

Break

10:10 - 11:40

  • Developing Relationships with Parents
  • Dissecting the Shame-Proof Parenting Paradigm

11:40 - 12:50 pm

Lunch (on your own)

12:50 - 2:20

  • Assessing a Parent's Level of Functioning
  • Strategies for Using the PID Model

2:20 - 2:30 

Break

2:30 - 4:00

  • Practical Exploration of the PID Model with Vignettes
  • Wrap-Up: Exploring Counter-transference While Working with Parents