Please join us for “Setting Boundaries with Parents” presented by Clementine Briarcliff Manor Clinical Director Dani Small, MS, LMFT hosted by MEDA Networking with a Purpose and Monte Nido & Affiliates.
Family work can be one of the most challenging aspect of client care, but also one of the most rewarding. Appropriate boundary setting is integral to managing an adolescent’s reintegration back into the family system. Families are often scared and/or confused as to what type of boundaries will be well received by their child and it is the job of the treatment team to aid them in approaching boundary setting with curiosity and consistency. Another essential aspect of the team’s work is holding proper boundaries with the families themselves. This may be uncomfortable; however, it is absolutely necessary that we as professionals guide families with respect and honesty. Without honesty we are inadvertently perpetuating some of the same patterns that may impede a client’s full recovery. This presentation will explore these concepts and open up discussion as to strategies that will support appropriate implementation of this work.
In this presentation, participants will learn to:
Describe two strategies for teaching families emotional regulation skills to tolerate their child’s distress when faced with new, yet necessary boundaries
List two useful phrases of language for providers when having honest, and sometimes uncomfortable, discussions with families
Describe two strategies for providers to manage their own insecurities or discomfort when holding boundaries with clients and / or families
The presentation will take place on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 11:30am-1:00pm in Newton, MA. 1 CE credit and lunch will be provided! To join, please rsvp to Senior Professional Relations Manager Elizabeth Rozovsky: firstname.lastname@example.org.