Pact Camp
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Finding Balance: Attachment, Baggage, Behavior & Discipline

Start time/date: Apr  6, 2013 9:00 AM
End time/date: Apr  6, 2013 1:00 PM
Place: Kaiser Oakland Medical Center
Mosswood Building, RM #1172 & 1173
3505 Broadway, Oakland CA 94611

Finding Balance: Attachment, Baggage, Behavior & Discipline

Finding the balance between teaching children how to behave in appropriate ways both at home and in public and giving them voice to express their feelings about adoption, race and family life presents real challenges for many of us as we seek to be both confidant and disciplinarian. Join us for an exploration of research-based insight and practical guidance for adoptive parents. Promoting attachment, helping children process their feelings about being adopted, exploring identity formation in a world filled with racial bias and discomfort with all kinds of “different” family constellations as well as managing children’s natural need to push against and/or recede from boundaries – these are all part of the package for every adoptive parent.

Join this presentation about how to find balance in ways that promote ongoing connection between parent and child, while giving parents clarity about how to set appropriate boundaries and guidelines for their children. Learn about the way discipline is often racialized and also explore how our own baggage and concerns about the strength of our connection to our adopted children can undermine not only their sense of attachment and safety but also our own ability to be effective parents. Practical suggestions and research-based guidelines will be offered.

Featured Speaker: Regina Shields, PhD, MFT

Regina Shields, PhD, MFT, has been in private practice for over 20 years. She works with children, adolescents, couples and adults in her private practice in Oakland. She is experienced with a wide range of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, multicultural issues and life transitions. She has worked extensively with transracially adopted children and adolescents in her practice. She currently supervises at the Access Institute for Psychological Services and the Women’s Therapy Center. She has taught at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, the Access Institute for Psychological Services in San Francisco and The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley. She is also one of the co-founders of the Bay Area Black Mental Health Professionals Network

Pricing Description:

 Cost For Non-Members: $42 

 Pact Members receive a 15% discount at check out.

At Door Registration: $42/member  $50/non-member

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