Parenting: Holding Parent and Child in Relationship
Parenting is about growing humans, ideally into well-minded,
balanced, healthy, and happy individuals.
Many parents work tirelessly in supporting children in mind, body,
spirit, and soul into reaching their fullest potential in life. But why does parenting transform a well-intended,
typically logical, and even-tempered adult into a screaming banshee?
As clinicians, we have many tools to respond to parenting
support but too often, the patterns seem immovable and reoccurring. Reflective Parenting offers a supportive
parenting model based on Peter Fonagy’s concept of reflective functioning that
allows for deep shifts to occur. Integrating
key concepts such as mentalization, attachment theory, mindfulness, intergenerational
resiliency and trauma, Reflective Parenting holds the tension both the parent
and child as individuals who have their own deep inner experiences and the
dynamic between their intertwined worlds.
About the Presenter:
- Discuss basic structure of Reflective Parenting
- To introduce at least 3 key theoretical elements
of the Reflective Parenting Model
Discuss specific clinical examples of how to
integrate cultural/racial narratives in the intergenerational transmission of
resilience and trauma
Jennifer Chen Speckman,
LCSW has practiced clinically with children and their families for over 18
years. She has also run programs such as
Early Head Start and served as the Director the Westside Domestic Violence
Network (WDVN) for 10 years. Attachment concepts centering around the
biological and emotional need for relationships inform all her work. Her passion centers on creating healing interpersonal
connections whether in strengthening communities, therapeutic individual,
family, and couples treatment, and parenting support. She has served as faculty
for MSW studies at universities such as UCLA, LMU, and USC. She holds a private practice in Berkeley
where she sees children, parents, couples, families, and individuals.
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* 3 CE credits will be provided to participants. BAPTI
is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing
professional education for psychologists. BAPTI maintains responsibility for
this program and its content. CPA Provider # BAY 012. The California Board
of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now recognizes CPA continuing education
credit for license renewal for LCSWs and MFTs.
To receive a CE credit you MUST sign and
include your license number on both the Sign-In and
Sign-Out Sheet. Participants must attend entire training to receive CE Credits. No partial credit will be provided.
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