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Identifying and working through problematic parenting patterns in child and adolescent treatment

agave plant representing healing for problematic parenting patterns

This comprehensive training is designed for clinicians and therapists working with parents of children and adolescents. Dr. Adele Lafrance will present an emotion-focused approach to understanding and addressing problematic parenting patterns, equipping participants with effective tools and techniques to promote positive change in caregivers. The key areas of focus for this training are:

  • Emotion-focused conceptualization of challenging parenting patterns
  • Strategies to foster supportive and productive attitudinal and behavioral changes in caregivers
  • Practical approaches to manage complex co-parenting dynamics affecting child/adolescent development and mental health

Participants will gain valuable skills and knowledge throughout this training. They will learn to identify emotional markers that underlie problematic caregiving and therapy-interfering behaviors, enabling more effective interventions. The training will equip attendees with tools to transform emotional processes that drive problematic caregiver behaviors, leading to more positive outcomes. Participants will also acquire techniques to enhance cooperation between conflicting co-parents, fostering a more supportive environment for children and adolescents. The training will also cover how to navigate ethico-legal considerations in caregiver involvement. Including challenging scenarios with severely under-resourced caregivers, ensuring practitioners can address complex family dynamics with confidence and professional integrity.

This training is recognized by the International Institute for EFFT as a full-day of in-person training.

Additionally, participants of this training can purchase Dr. Adele Lafrance’s book Emotion-Focused Family Therapy: A Transdiagnostic Model for Caregiver-Focused Interventions at a discounted price!