Course Coordinator: Elizabeth Tuters
Course Leaders: Michael Blugerman, Elizabeth Tuters, Heather Gregory
Thursday, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: May 18, 25, June 1, 8, 2017 (Revised Dates)
Preregistration is required.
DISTANCE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE
This workshop will help therapists identify and deal with challenges presented by parents and children, in their practice. Through an understanding of core issues for birth, foster and adoptive children, the aim is to help parents develop confidence that will help the family to achieve a sense of calmness, confidence and security in parenting challenging children when things go terribly wrong.
Illustrations across the spectrum from early relational dysfunction, complex trauma and child abuse will be presented through case examples and theory.
Links across neuroscience, psychoanalytic and attachment-focused theories will be presented. Participants are encouraged to provide case examples for consideration and discussion.
At the end of the course the participants will be able to:
- Identify concepts such as container-contained, the holding environment, attachment and mentalization.
- Evaluate the role of loss, shame and mourning in this area of work.
- Explain the intersections among neuroscience, psychoanalytic and attachment-focused theories.
- Utilize different and competent strategies in assisting clients to achieve self-competence and satisfaction in their role as parents or in helping their child to become the child they can be.
Michael Blugerman, MSW, RSW, President, Canadian Association for Psychoanalytic Child Therapists; President, Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children; Executive Director, Children’s Resource and Consultation Centre of Ontario; Chair, Ontario Association of Private Adoption Practitioners; Guest of the TPS.
Elizabeth Tuters, MSW, RSW, FIPA, Child/Adult Psychoanalyst in Private Practice. Team Leader, Infant Program, Hincks-Dellcrest Children’s Centre/Institute; Officer, Board of Directors; Canadian Association of Psychoanalytic Child Therapists. Faculty, TPS&I.
Heather Gregory, MSW, RSW, PhD (candidate at Smith College) Acting Manager, and Child & Family Therapist in the Assessment Directed Therapy Program at Boost Child & Youth Advocacy.
Full-time students in universities and colleges, and mental-health trainees are eligible for a 25% reduction in course fees. Proof of 2016/2017 status needs to be provided. Please contact the tps&i directly to register at a discount.
Refunds must be requested in writing two weeks prior to the beginning of a course. A handling fee of $30 will be retained. After these two weeks, fees cannot be returned.
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