Friday, June 6, 2008
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
University Center Room 201
Research shows that most men are now better fathers than their own fathers were to them. A generation of men is “making it up,” giving to their children more than they themselves received. Yet, many of these men need help, something to guide and sustain them through both the ordeals and joys of parenthood. They need beacons. The concepts described in this workshop offers such light.
This is a workshop on the art and mystery of fatherhood. In this day-long training, participants will examine the changing role of fatherhood and how they can help the fathers and mothers they see in their practices change with it. Topics covered include: preparing couples for the joy and ordeal of parenting, transforming trauma and abuse, conscious parenting, engaging absent and divorced dads in therapy, fathering without fathers, and utilizing group and family therapy. Attention will be given to race, gender, class, sexual orientation and other issues of culture and power that surface in the treatment of diverse parents.
Jonathan Diamond, Ph.D. is a consultant, writer, and practicing psychotherapist in Northampton and Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. Author of the critically acclaimed Narrative Means to Sober Ends: Treating Addiction and Its Aftermath (Guilford Press, 2000), Fatherless Sons: Healing The Legacy Of Loss (John Wiley & Sons, 2006), and the forthcoming The Gift Of Fatherhood, Dr. Diamond is a member of the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA), and adjunct faculty at Smith College School for Social Work. A popular speaker and trainer, he has presented workshops on these and related topics throughout the United States and Canada. He lives with his wife and sons in Heath, Massachusetts.
Who Should Attend
Early childhood educators, child care providers, pediatricians, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, psychologists, speech pathologists, obstetricians, family therapists, school counselors, child life specialists, educators and students, and others who professionally impact the lives of families and children.
Credentialing Information and Continuing Education
This program will offer 6 units of Continuing Education Credits or the equivalent. Click here for more information.