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IFS and Parenting: Help Kids Transition Forward to a Calm Centered Place

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Parents and kids alike are in the midst of experiencing a “double trauma.” For many, the overwhelming nature of the pandemic inevitably triggers or activat...
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Faculty:
Frank Anderson
Duration:
1 Hour 34 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Aug 06, 2020

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Parents and kids alike are in the midst of experiencing a “double trauma.”

For many, the overwhelming nature of the pandemic inevitably triggers or activates past traumatic experiences.

Join Frank Anderson, MD, international IFS presenter and author, to learn how Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy can help parents help their children safely and seamlessly deal with their fears, uncertainty and anger in the present, while also helping them integrate back into the “new normal” as we transition back into our lives.

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Outline

What IFS Brings to Parenting

  • Incorporating parts language in the Family
  • Positive intentions of all parts

When Parents Are Not at Their Best

  • Reactive moments
  • The different triggering scenario’s
  • When parents overidentify with their children

Correct It, Don’t Perpetuate It

  • Direct access parenting
  • Getting to the root of the reactivity
  • Connecting with empathy

Improving the Co-Parenting Experience

  • When parents aren’t aligned
  • Creating a “Triggering Agreement”   
  • Reactive to Responsive

Faculty

IFS and Parenting: Help Kids Transition Forward to a Calm Centered Place

Frank Anderson, MD Related seminars and products: 18


Frank Anderson, MD, completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist and specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation. He is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy.

Dr. Anderson is a lead trainer at the IFS Institute with Richard Schwartz and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center. He serves as an advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) and was the former chair and director of the Foundation for Self-Leadership.

Dr. Anderson has lectured extensively on the Neurobiology of PTSD and Dissociation and wrote the chapter “Who’s Taking What” Connecting Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology and Internal Family Systems for Trauma in Internal Family Systems Therapy - New Dimensions. He co-authored a chapter on “What IFS Brings to Trauma Treatment in Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy” and recently co-authored Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual.

Dr. Anderson maintains a private practice in Concord, MA.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Frank Anderson maintains a private practice. He receives a consulting fee from the Center for Self Leadership. Dr. Anderson receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Frank Anderson is the President of the Foundation for Self Leadership.