Supporting Parents in Challenging Times:
Changing Roles, Reassurance in Times of Uncertainty
Presenter: Rona Novick, Ph.D
These workshops offer 1 Continuing Education Credits
This webinar is recorded and will not grant live credits.
Therapists and mental health practitioners are often asked to support and advise parents on best practices to ensure proper child development. In the current unpredictable pandemic situation, parents require assistance in adapting their practices to best support children's well being. In particular, this course will include tools and information about changing expectations during a crisis, helping parents understand developmental responses to crisis, and understanding and revising critical parenting roles - including that of providing reassurance. Clinical and educational strategies to help parents understand the need for self-care and self-management will also be provided.
I. Therapists and mental health practitioners roles in supporting and advising parents
II. Current pandemic impact requiring adaptation of parenting practices
a. changing expectations for self and child during a crisis
b. helping parents understand developmental responses to crisis
c. need for providing reassurance in uncertain times
III. Clinical and educational strategies to support parents' self-care and emotional and behavioral self-management
Rona Novick, Ph.D a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, served for decades as director of Child Psychology at NS-LIJ Medical Center, and another decade at the Azrieli Graduate School at Yeshiva University. Over 30 years experience in clinical practice.
I. Introductions and ice breaker activity
II.Chat room share out activity- typical therapist and mental health practitioners roles in supporting and advising parents
III. Brief presentation of current pandemic impact requiring adaptation of parenting practices - solicit scenarios from participants
a. discussion of parental resistance and strategies for overcoming changing expectations for self and child during a crisis
b. brief presentation of psychoeducation re: understanding developmental responses to crisis, resources available shared
c. Discussion of art and science of providing reassurance in uncertain times - include role plays of good and poor examples of reassurance in case scenarios and guidelines/resources for shaping parental behavior
III. Presentation of clinical and educational strategies to support parents' self-care and emotional and behavioral self-management
IV. Questions and comments