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Helping Parents With Difficult, Distant, or Estranged Adult Children

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Presented by Joshua Coleman, PhD
Saturday, 9 July 2022
9:00 am — 11:00 am Pacific / 12:00 pm — 2:00 pm Eastern

2 CE Credit Live Interactive Webinar Saturday, July 9th
9-11 am Pacific / 12-2 pm Eastern
Presenter: Joshua Coleman, PhD

Fee: $49

For those who register but are unable to attend, CE credits (though not Live) will be available by viewing the recording and completing the post-test and evaluation. Distance Learning Board Approvals

Tokens may not be used with webinars.

This webinar satisfies requirements for live interactive CE credits for all professions.

Faced with the loss of contact with adult children and grandchildren, estranged parents experience multiple sources of emotional distress.  Not only is there a sense of loss related to the decrease or end of interaction, but they are also likely to experience feelings of guilt, shame and potential social isolation arising out of the perception that they are in some way responsible for what has happened.  Although estrangement may be associated with a history of neglect, abuse, rejection of a child’s sexual or political orientation, many times estrangement or  alienation occurs for unrelated reasons wholly outside of parents’ control.

While mental health professionals frequently encounter estranged parents and children in their practices, few receive training that adequately addresses the specificity of the trauma afflicting this population, facilitates clients’ growth, or enhances the likelihood of reconciliation.  Moreover, well-intended therapists who provide guidance to estranged family members may inadvertently worsen the estrangement rather than improve it.

In this webinar, Joshua Coleman, PhD, author of four books, two on the topic of parent-child estrangement, will begin by providing an overview of the current research on the causes of estrangement.  He will then discuss both therapeutic pitfalls to avoid as well as treatment modalities proven effective in working with these clients.

Target audience: This course is appropriate for all mental health professionals

Content level: Intermediate

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Dr. Coleman is a psychologist in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area and a Senior Fellow with the Council on Contemporary Families, a non-partisan organization of leading sociologists, historians, psychologists, and demographers dedicated to providing the press and public with the latest research and best practice findings about American families.

He has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, NBC Think, The Behavioral Scientist, CNN, MarketWatch, the San Francisco Chronicle, Greater Good Magazine, AEON, Huffington Post, Psychology Today and more. He has given talks to the faculties at Harvard, the Weill Cornell Department of Psychiatry, Ohio State, and other academic institutions. A frequent guest on the Today Show and NPR he has also been featured on Sesame Street, 20/20, Good Morning America, PBS, America Online Coaches, and numerous news programs for FOX, ABC, CNN, and NBC television.

He is the author of numerous articles and chapters and has written four books:
The Rules of Estrangement (Random House); When Parents Hurt: Compassionate Strategies When You and Your Grown Child Don’t Get Along (HarperCollins); The Marriage Makeover: Finding Happiness in Imperfect Harmony (St. Martin’s Press); The Lazy Husband: How to Get Men to Do More Parenting and Housework (St. Martin’s Press);

He is the co-editor, along with historian Stephanie Coontz of seven online volumes of Unconventional Wisdom: News You Can Use, a compendium of noteworthy research on the contemporary family, gender, sexuality, poverty, and work-family issues.

His books have been translated into Chinese, Korean, Russian, Polish, and Croatian.

Learning Objectives

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to

  • Recite the 5 most common reasons for parental estrangement
  • Discuss the cultural changes that make estrangement more likely today
  • Demonstrate an awareness of intervention approaches with estranged parents
  • Utilize the best strategies for helping estranged parents cope with the pain of estrangement

Webinar Outline

  • The 5 most common reasons for parental estrangement
  • Cultural changes that make estrangement more likely today
  • The difference between estrangement and parental alienation
  • Common mistakes therapists make when working with this population
  • Intervention approaches with estranged parents
  • Best practices if the estranged parent or estranged adult child has mental illness
  • Strategies for helping estranged parents cope with the pain of estrangement

Webinar interaction & system requirements

This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led polls.

To be eligible for Live CE credits, you must be logged in the entire time. Entry to the webinar will be closed 5 minutes after the scheduled start time.

This webinar will be hosted through Zoom. Upon registration, participants will be emailed a link directly from Zoom. Additionally, the link will be available in your Zur Institute account, which you can use or you simply log into your Zur account and enter the webinar from the My Webinars section of your account.

The webinar will open 10 minutes prior to start time. It is recommended that you join early to give yourself time to troubleshoot potential connection problems.

Fee $49

Tokens may not be used with webinars.

Course completion & CE info

Course completion requirements: After the webinar if you attended the entire webinar you will have access to the course in your My Courses. If you did not attend the entire webinar you will have access to the course withing 3-5 days when the video is uploaded to the course. You will be notified by email when the recording is ready.

In order to receive Live CE credit hours, you must attend the entire webinar and then complete the post webinar test and evaluation within 30 days of the end of the webinar.

If you pay and either miss part of the webinar or are unable to attend: Don’t worry. You can still obtain CE credits (though not Live) by viewing the recording and taking the post-test and evaluation. You will receive an email notification when the recording is ready for viewing, no later than 5 days after the webinar is over.  You have 3 years to complete a home-study course. Distance Learning Board Approvals

Our Live Webinars are live and include ample opportunity to interact with the presenters. They qualify as in-person continuing education in most states. Each state has its own requirements for licensure, including continuing education requirements, to maintain licensure. Questions about CE requirements for state licensure should be directed to your state board.

Live CEs will be available for all professions. Distance Learning Board Approvals

CE credits for psychologists outside of New York state will be provided by Sacramento Center for Psychotherapy.  Sacramento Center for Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Sacramento Center for Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CE credits for all other professions including New York licensed psychologists, will be provided by Zur Institute.

Sacramento Center for Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Sacramento Center for Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Zur Institute has been approved to provide Live CE credits by the following boards:

Zur Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7144. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Zur Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

New York Psychologists: Zur Institute 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-0029.

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New York Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs): Zur Institute 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-0006.

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Social Workers: Zur Institute, provider #1113, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Zur Institute maintains responsibility for these courses. ACE provider approval period: 6/1/2021-6/1/2024.

2 CE
credits
$49

Tokens may not be used with webinars.

For those unable to attend, a recording will be available within 5 days to view at your convenience. CE credits, (though not Live) will be provided after completing the posttest and evaluation. You will be notified via email when the recording is ready.