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Skills for assisting parents in therapy

Online workshop - Strategies and guidelines for parental intervention

  • Starts 22 Aug
  • 3 500 South African rand
  • Online via zoom

Available spots

Service Description

Online via zoom Date: 22-23 August 2024 8h30-15h30 Cost: R3800-00 Closing date for registration: 1 August 2024 Each participant will receive a file with handouts on different topics that can be duplicated as resources for parents. This file will be couriered to the PostNet of your choice. As a bonus, each participant will also receive a copy of the book written by Dr Rinda Blom: Through the eyes of a child: A practical guide of deep-reaching life lessons for parents This workshop is aimed at providing participants with therapeutic strategies and guidelines for parental involvement and empowerment as part of child and adolescent therapy. The following aspects will be addressed: ¬ How to design individual therapeutic programmes with high parental involvement ¬ Educating parents through information sheets (handouts that can be used during intervention with parents) ¬ Assisting parents to understand children’s behaviour and have realistic expectations ¬ Identifying parent’s struggles o unfulfilled dependency needs o a longed to be parented by the child o longing to be loved, lack of ability to mentalise o need for nurturing o marital discord and triangles o flight from stress o feelings of incompetence o self hate/child hate o punishing rather than prohibiting o bonding failure o disturbed identity formation o cognitive immaturity ¬ Teaching parents how to take care of themselves in difficult situations or with children with special needs ¬ Empowering parents to be confident and caring and being able to put children’s needs first ¬ Teaching parents fun and relationship building activites with children of different ages ¬ Dealing with parents with special challeges: o Dependent parents o Aggressive parents o Uncooperative parents o Parents who are never satisfied o Parents with mental health problems o Parents of children with chronic illness o Parents under constant stress South-Africans can pay via Paypal or via EFT in the following bank account: Account name: Red Shoe Training (PTY) LTD Bank: Standard Bank Account number: 422216305 Branch code: 055534 Branch: Brandwag Please email prove of payment to International participants, please request a Paypal invoice at

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

+ 0824414783

Kameeldoring Draai, Woodlands Hills Wildlife Estate, Bloemfontein, South Africa

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