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Rules of Estrangement:
Common Reasons for Estrangement, Common Mistakes of Therapists, Best Practices with Clients

MASK in collaboration with NEFESH INTERNATIONAL AND BROKEN TIES

 

This workshop will look at common reasons for parental estrangement. It will also examine frequent mistakes working with this population and make recommendations for interventions based on research and the presenter’s clinical specialization in the field.

Estranged parents are a population in enormous pain. Faced with the loss of contact with adult children and grandchildren, they experience shame and social isolation where the presumption is that the parent must have done something terrible to cause their own child to turn against them. Indeed, estrangements can occur because the parent behaved in destructive or problematic ways toward their child, either in the past or present. For example when there’s a history of physical abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect; or when the parent is rejecting of the child’s sexual orientation,  political orientation, or gender identity.

On the other hand, estrangements sometimes occur for reasons that have little to do with parental mistakes. However, regardless of cause, therapists can often make matters worse if they are unaware of common pitfalls working with this population. They need to be able to demonstrate empathy for the adult child’s decision to cut off contact with the parent and understand how that decision impacts the parent’s well-being. In addition, they need to be able to make interventions that increase the likelihood of a potential reconciliation. 

 

 

 

 

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Rules of Estrangement:
Common Reasons for Estrangement, Common Mistakes of Therapists, Best Practices with Clients

Sunday, January 16, 2022, 12:00 PM EST

Presenter: Joshua Coleman, Ph.D.

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Course Length: 3 Hours

Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will recite the 5 most common reasons for parental estrangement
  2. Participants will explain how to help clients write an effective “letter of amends"
  3. Participants will identify the most common mistakes that therapists make with this population
  4. Participants will be able to explain and define the difference between estrangement and alienation

This Webinar Offers 3 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits

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MASK in collaboration with NEFESH INTERNATIONAL AND BROKEN TIES

 

This workshop will look at common reasons for parental estrangement. It will also examine frequent mistakes working with this population and make recommendations for interventions based on research and the presenter’s clinical specialization in the field.

Estranged parents are a population in enormous pain. Faced with the loss of contact with adult children and grandchildren, they experience shame and social isolation where the presumption is that the parent must have done something terrible to cause their own child to turn against them. Indeed, estrangements can occur because the parent behaved in destructive or problematic ways toward their child, either in the past or present. For example when there’s a history of physical abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect; or when the parent is rejecting of the child’s sexual orientation,  political orientation, or gender identity.

On the other hand, estrangements sometimes occur for reasons that have little to do with parental mistakes. However, regardless of cause, therapists can often make matters worse if they are unaware of common pitfalls working with this population. They need to be able to demonstrate empathy for the adult child’s decision to cut off contact with the parent and understand how that decision impacts the parent’s well-being. In addition, they need to be able to make interventions that increase the likelihood of a potential reconciliation. 

 

 

 

 

Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will recite the 5 most common reasons for parental estrangement
  2. Participants will explain how to help clients write an effective “letter of amends"
  3. Participants will identify the most common mistakes that therapists make with this population
  4. Participants will be able to explain and define the difference between estrangement and alienation

Agenda:

Agenda (in Pacific Standard Time)

9 AM-9:30 Understanding why estrangements are on the rise. 

9:30-10:00 Common reasons for estrangement

10:00-10:50 Common mistakes of therapists

10:50-11:00 Break

11:00-11:30 Best practices working with estranged families; new rules for parent-adult child relations

11:30-12:00 Discussion and Q and A



This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers:
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
Course Level: advanced
Level of Clinician: intermediate
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification. Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling. The grievance policy for trainings provided by the NEFESH INTERNATIONAL is available here Satisfactory Completion Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here.
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0048.
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Mental Health Counselor #MHC-0082
  • NEFESH International, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0116.
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046
  • This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and MASK and Broken Ties. NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

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*exclusions apply for reasonable need and cause.