How to Promote Self and Mutual Regulation in Parent Child Relationships
Silberman SSW in collaboration with the Institute for Infants, Children and Families, JBFCS
Location: JBFCS, 135 West 50th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues)
Instructor: Esther Cohen, Ph.D | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Wednesday, Sept. 25th | $75
Children develop the ability to regulate emotions and behaviors with the help of their caregivers. However, this help depends on the caregiver’s ability to regulate his/her own emotions and responses. Practitioners are often frustrated when parents behave in highly disregulated ways with their children. How can practitioners help parents acquire the awareness and the skills to help their children develop the ability to self- regulate?
- Acquire knowledge about the determinants of self-regulation in the “caregiving system” using perspectives from attachment theory, neuroscience, motivational and cognitive theories, and inter-subjective thinking.
- Become familiar with the conceptualizations of “parental level of awareness,” “blocked parenting,” “dialogical abilities,” and “playfulness.”
- Develop the ability to use these conceptualizations in assessing the needs of the caregiving and attachment systems in individual cases.
- Become familiar with tailoring interventions to promote regulation, using the conceptualizations above in clinical practice.
About the Instructor:
Esther Cohen (Ph.D) is a Professor and former head of the Child-Clinical Psychology Program, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. An accredited specialist and supervisor in Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Family Therapy, her publications on trauma are based on 30 years of clinical work and research with children and families, victims of war and terror in Israel. While on sabbatical in NYC, she consulted at various centers following the tragedy of September 11, 2001. A wise and riveting presenter, she helps students empathize with varied experiences of parenting as she focuses on models for improving parent-child relationships.
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*All participants are required to pay a one-time $20 registration fee each semester.