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Supporting Parents in Challenging Times:
Changing Roles, Reassurance in Times of Uncertainty

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Presenter: Rona Novick, Ph.D

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Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will be able to identify multiple sources and manifestations of stress parents experience during times of crisis.
  2. Participants will be able to describe tools and techniques for supporting parents' skills in providing reassurance.
  3. Participants will be able to list strategies to engage parents in self-care and self-management.

These workshops offer 1 Continuing Education Credits
This webinar is recorded and will not grant live credits.

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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.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will be able to identify multiple sources and manifestations of stress parents experience during times of crisis.
  2. Participants will be able to describe tools and techniques for supporting parents' skills in providing reassurance.
  3. Participants will be able to list strategies to engage parents in self-care and self-management.

Agenda:

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 



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: intermediate
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 workshop, 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.

  • 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 licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046
  • 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.

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