Parents and caregivers are increasingly challenged in how best to support children and adolescents struggling with anxiety, stress, low mood, and other life problems. This workshop is designed for parents and caregivers who wish to learn effective methods to decrease unwanted anxiety and stress, and to encourage their child/teen’s growth and development in an era where resilience, grit, determination, and a growth mindset are increasingly important.
Participants will learn attachment informed parenting skills to strengthen the parent-child relationship, understand how a growth mindset and resilience can support healthy child development, and become proficient in the application of core CBT strategies to address unwanted stress and anxiety.
This workshop will provide information about the following topics:
- The science behind attachment and why the parent-child relationship really matters
- Evidence-based strategies to strengthen the parent-child relationship
- How to develop a growth mindset
- How to foster resilient, responsible, and self-reliant kids
- Foundational Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) skills
- Implementing parent directed CBT to reduce anxiety and depression, and address other challenges
There will be time throughout the day for ongoing questions, discussion, and role play to help bring concepts to life and to allow participants opportunities to practice and refine their skills.
Date: November 22nd, 2019 9-3:30pm
Location: Holiday Inn, 701 West Broadway, Vancouver
*Cost: $125 per person *As this event is offered by a Registered Psychologist you may be eligible for insurance reimbursement
To register: email- firstname.lastname@example.org; Please include your name, email, phone #, and # of attendees. Payment can be made in person (CQ or cash) or via electronic transfer. Receipt will be provided for records.
To read more on this topic please see the following article by Dr. Martinez in the 2019 summer edition of the BC Psychologist: https://issuu.com/bcpsychologist/docs/summer2019web/14