Working with Parents Reading Group
Working with parents/caregivers is a part of all therapeutic interventions offered to children. The relationship formed, or therapeutic alliance made with parents, has an impact on the therapy and can hinder or enhance it. There are many dilemmas, challenges, pitfalls and victories that therapists encounter whilst working with parents. Through relevant psychodynamically-focused readings and in-depth discussions, these challenges are interrogated and understood more deeply, so that parents’ role in the therapy can be more clearly understood and worked with. The monthly reading group is interactive and includes a live supervision of a clinical case of one of the group members working with parents.
The group’s supervisor is Nina Wessels, a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist and a psychoanalyst, with more than 20 years’ experience of working therapeutically with emotional and behavioural difficulties and disorders in children and adolescents.
Johannesburg – Hayley Haynes-Rolando email@example.com