Working with divorced & stepfamilies: Love, Marriage & Parenting - Brisbane

Venue: Medina Executive Brisbane

Location: Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Event Date/Time: Jul 05, 2010
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It is estimated that up to 50% of families will experience a divorce and the vast majority of adults from these families will remarry. Consulting with families who have experienced a divorce or remarriage requires special knowledge around the unique stresses and issues that are encountered during this process. This workshop will discuss the current research and clinical literature on divorce, remarriage and stepfamilies. An intergenerational-developmental model of family transitions will be presented to highlight a conceptual framework for understanding and treating stepfamilies. Therapeutic interventions will be presented and illustrated through case presentations.

Workshop Objectives:
1. Understand current research on divorce, stepfamilies and remarriage
2. Understand developmental model of divorce and remarriage
3. Learn to apply developmental model to clinical practice
4. Learn clinical interventions for working with divorced families and stepfamilies

Workshop Outline Time
Introduction and Overview of Divorce and Stepfamilies 9-9:45
Developmental Issues for Divorced Families and Stepfamilies 9:45-10:15
Break 10:15-10:30
1. Separation issues 10:30-10:45
2. Divorce issues 10:45-11:00
3. Custodial factors for children and adults 11:00-11:30
4. Planning for Remarriage 11:30-12:00
5. Early Remarriage issues 12:00-12:30
Lunch 12:30-1:30
Early remarriage issues con't 1:30-2:00
Interventions and exercises 2:00-3:00
Break 3:00 - 3:15
Break 3:00-3:15
6. Long-term remarriage issues 3:15-3:45
Clinical Issues and Interventions 3:45 - 4:45
Summary and Wrap-up 4:45-5:00

James H. Bray, Ph.D. is the 2009 President of the American Psychological Association. He is an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, USA. His NIH funded research focuses on developmental factors in divorce, remarriage, and stepfamilies, adolescent substance use, and collaboration between psychologists and primary care physicians. He also maintains an active clinical practice focusing on children and families. His presidential themes are the Future of Psychology Practice and Science and Psychology’s Contribution to Ending Homelessness.


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