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Working with Parents: Clinical and Ethical Perspectives

  • Saturday, March 07, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Sunrise at Chevy Chase, 2201 Colston Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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PRESENTER:  Joel Kanter, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.

Category 1 | 3 Ethics CEUs 


This workshop will address the clinical and ethical issues of working with parents when treating children, adolescents and some young adults, with the objective of helping parents engage in the therapeutic process and provide appropriate levels of support and structure for the identified client. Through case examples and discussion, the presenter will address the sequencing of parent, family and individual sessions, and how to manage issues of privacy. Both intact and separated parental dyads will be included, and attention will be paid to helping them resolve areas of conflicting parental philosophies and approaches.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify alternative strategies for sequencing parent, family and individual sessions.
  2. Identify strategies for engaging parents in a therapeutic process.
  3. Help parents provide appropriate levels of support and structure for their children.
  4. Help parents negotiate differences in parental philosophies.
  5. Balance the conflicting objectives of respecting client privacy and autonomy while promoting familial dialogue and effective parenting.
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