Tue, Oct 27|
Family Assessment, History and Life Cycle Development
Time & Location
Oct 27, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
About the Event
Pamela Parkinson, Ph.D., LCSW
We can’t know what we are treating if we don’t do a full assessment of the youth’s context including family relationships, historical trauma, and intergenerational influences. Learn how the history of the biological families of our youth impacts their current functioning and how a family’s life cycle developmental challenges are intricately related to a youth’s own developmental challenges and attachment issues. We will review the importance of utilizing genograms and timelines with families in order to learn about their culture/stressors/life experiences and other important values. This information guides our case planning and service provision of all kinds. Without context, we cannot possibly understand what the behaviors of our kids in the Continuum of Care mean or how we might go about healing the pain and achieving positive outcomes.
- Review Family Systems Theory and the Importance of Assessment
- Identify child development theories and learn the 4 diagnostic questions of Pain in the Heart Theory
- Identify 3 techniques for assessing the impact of family life cycle development on youth attachment
10:00 AM – 10:10 AM Sign In
10:10 AM – 11:30 AM Section I: Systems theory and the importance of family assessment in understanding the symptoms of the youth. Small group break-out discussions.
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM BREAK (CEUs will not be issued at this time)
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Section II: Building the genogram (family tree) with the family in the room! Also, small group genogram practice break-out groups.
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM LUNCH (CEUs will not be issued at this time)—Bring food back and eat during the training: a working lunch.
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Section III: Review of a few child development theories and family life cycle development: How these impact the youth’s development and attachment issues.
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM BREAK (CEUs will not be issued at this time)
3:15 PM – 4:20 PM PITH theory introduction and break out groups to apply the day of learning.
4:20 PM – 4:30 PM ADJOURNMENT
Meet Our Trainer
Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW, is a clinical psychologist and clinical social worker, whose specialty area is working with youth and their families. Dr. Parkinson has spent most of her career working with youth in our Continuum of Care (foster care, juvenile justice, mental health and the kids struggling in our school systems). She is a certified PCOMS evidence-based practice trainer. Pamela currently works as a child/family consultant to CBO’s in the Bay Area and has worked in level 14 residential, NPS, hospitals, and a variety of community-based settings including outpatient clinics, schools, diversion, kinship, etc
This course meets the qualifications for (5.5) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.