SGVPA March CE Event
Friday, March 13, 2020
Women’s City Club of Pasadena, 160 N Oakland Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Co-Parent Education and Counseling: Overcoming Accusatory Suffering and
Presenter: Albert R. Gibbs, Ph.D.
While the majority of children raised by separated parents appear to thrive, on average, children raised by separated parents are at greater risk for suffering adverse childhood experiences (ACE), and long-term emotional and relationship problems than children raised by both biological parents. Clinical family research demonstrates that parents’ impact on children’s resilience, and long-term adjustment to parental separation and divorce is predicted by qualities of parenting they experience, including how well parents enable six interrelated tasks, problem solving, verbal communication, role functioning, affective responsiveness, affective involvement, behavior control, and their parents’ ability to minimize children’s exposure to conflict between them. This presentation of a problem-centered approach to co-parent education and counseling will describe psycho-educational, cognitive behavioral and skill based interventions that strengthen working alliances between providers and both parents around shared, constructive goals.
Learning Objectives: After attending event, participants will be able to:
- Identify hyper-sensitivities and defense mechanisms that contribute to
- List six habits of successful co-parent alliance and four guidelines for communication.
- Compile homework assignments, class exercises and discussion themes to facilitate parent self-regulation of fear, anger, shame and grievances.
Dr. Albert R. Gibbs is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist who specializes in Family Law, and parental separation and divorce cases, including 730 Child Custody Evaluations, psycho-diagnostic and forensic risk assessments, co-parent counseling and Parent Plan Coordinator services. Dr. Gibbs is founder and director of Co-Parent Solutions which offers divorce and co-parent education classes, and co-parent counseling on the west side of Los Angeles, Pasadena and South Pasadena. He has extensive experience teaching, coaching and counseling high-conflict parents, addressing the challenges of maintaining effective working alliances and overcoming resistances common among high-conflict co-parents, and he currently serves as a board member of the California chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. He has taught as Associate Professor at the California School of Professional Psychology and Wright Institute, and presented at several training programs, conferences and colloquia throughout California, including the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, multiple Southern California Bar Associations and the Superior Court of Los Angeles County.
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CE – the program offers 1.5 hours of credit
CPA is co-sponsoring with The San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CPA co-sponsored credit is also accepted by the Board of Behavioral Sciences for their licenses.
Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 1.5 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.
Please join us after the program for informal networking until 2:00pm.
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Accusatory Suffering and Righteous Indignation – Presenter: Albert R. Gibbs
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