Successful participants will be able to orient participants to a psycho-educational group on parenting and use case studies in this group format. A preventative and early intervention approach to parenting is a core component of a marriage and family therapy practice.

Following a brief didactic presentation on the importance and the essential components of an orientation and preparation session for prospective group members, the process will be demonstrated with a participant role-playing a prospective group member. An outline and resource materials for this interview will be distributed to participants. There will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions and discuss this demonstration. A brief didactic presentation on the use of case studies in teaching, a case will be used to demonstrate the teaching process with several participants role-playing parents in a psycho-educational group on parenting. There will then be an opportunity for participants to ask questions and discuss this demonstration.

2CE’s MFT pending

1. Successful participants will be aware of the importance of orienting and preparing members for participation in a psycho-educational group and be able to identify and enact the core components of an orientation session.

2. Successful participants will know a typical agenda for a psycho-educational group on parenting and be able to use a case study to teach the role of sibling position and family constellation in the development of a child.

 

Jill Sisk has her PhD in Family Psychology and a Masters form Adler Graduate School. She has a Certificate in Leading Parent Study groups. She has been on the faculty at Adler Graduate School since 2009.She has worked in various agencies and had her own private practice.

Rocky Garrison has a PhD in Child and Family Clinical Psychology. He holds a Post Graduate Certification in Adlerian Psychotherapy from the Americas Institute of Adlerian Studies. He is current faculty at Adler Graduate School and has many publications.