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The Challenging Parent –How to Work in Partnership with Difficult Parents
May 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Presents:
The Challenging Parent –How to Work in Partnership with Difficult Parents Post-Covid and Beyond
Monday, May 3, 2021
10:00AM-11:30AM PST/ 12:00 PM-1:30PM CST /1:00PM-2:30PM EST
Event held via zoom. Instructions on how to access the live event will be sent 2 days prior to event.
Program Offers 1.5 CEUs for Illinois state Counselors and Social Workers*, or 1.5 BBS California CEUs for LPCCs, LPSW, and LMFTs*
Ticket registration is reserved for those able to attend the event live. Those unable to attend the live webinar should not reserve a ticket via eventbrite. You will have the opportuntiy to view the recording when it becomes available by visiting https://tcsppofficeofce.com/homestudy-courses/
*The state of Illinois is currently allowing those who renew in 2021 to use up to 15 hours of CEUs obtained online. They will review current in-person restrictions in July to determine if more hours may be used for online courses. For more information please visit https://www.idfpr.com/COVID-19.asp *
Parents are dealing with a lot right now. If a parent was difficult before Covid, in its aftermath, they may be even more challenging. If you’ve ever had to deal with an over-bearing or difficult parent, this workshop will help you work effectively and efficiently together. The presenter, Jodee Blanco, will provide specific strategies on how to handle the irate, unreasonable, parent who storms into your office, frustrated and unwilling to listen, and begins bullying you or the school.
If you’re a mental health professional who works in the school system, you know firsthand how difficult it can be to calm that parent down and get them to listen and behave like an adult. How do you communicate with the irrational parent, motivate him/her to work with you in everyone’s best interests? What shouldn’t you say to an angry, bullying parent and why, and what should you say and do? What are the three tenets of emotional credibility in communication and how do you apply those tenets to successfully win over even the most stubborn, challenging parent, inspire understanding, and most importantly, collaborate on viable solutions that you implement successfully together? JOdee will walk you through step by step how to transform a tense situation with a parent into an opportunity to forge a productive, rewarding partnership that enriches the school, the student, and the student’s family.
After attending this introductory-level workshop, participants will be able to:
(1) Identify strategies for working with difficult parents
(2) Discuss the use of the three tenants of emotional credibility in communicating with difficult parents
(3) List the benefits of creating positive partnerships with the parents of their clients.
Professional Bio of Presenter Jodee Blanco
Jodee Blanco is the author of two New York Times bestsellers including the seminal memoir, Please Stop Laughing at Me…. She is anti-bullying’s first voice and one of the most respected speakers and bullying prevention experts in the country. She has implemented her program It’s NOT Just Joking Around! in hundreds of schools, has presented to thousands of students, teachers and parents, and is frequently called upon by school districts to keynote their professional development conferences, and work with their schools. She is the author of a series of critically acclaimed white papers for educators, administrators and mental health professionals on the subject of bullying, and a featured presenter at major educational conventions. Prior to her anti-bullying work, she owned an international PR firm and taught at The University of Chicago and New York University. She has been featured in USA Today, on CBS Evening News, and is a frequent media guest on bullying related breaking stories. For more info, please visit www.jodeeblanco.com.
12: 00 pm CST – Event Begins
1:30pm CST– Event Ends
Registration and Fees:
General Admission: $25.00
TCSPP Current Site Supervisors & Community Partner Admission: $15.00
TCSPP Alumni Admission: $15.00
TCSPP Faculty and Staff: Free
TCSPP Student Admission: Free
Non-TCSPP Student Admission: $5.00
100% of tuition is refundable up to 48 hours before the program. Within 48 hours of the program, tuition is nonrefundable.
Blanco, Jodee (2003). Please Stop Laughing at Me… One Woman’s Inspirational Story (2nd Ed.). Adams Media/Simon & Schuster.
Blanco, Jodee (2011). Please Stop Laughing at Us… The Sequel to the New York Times Bestseller Please Stop Laughing at Me… (2nd Ed.). BenBella Books
Blanco, Jodee (2018). A Primer on Handling Challenging Parents. National Catholic Educational Association.
Blanco, Jodee (2017). A Primer on Bullying Intervention. National Catholic Educational Association.
Blanco, Jodee (2019). A Primer on Compassionate Discipline. National Catholic Educational Association.
Hostetler-Mullet, Judy (2014). Restorative Discipline: From Getting Even to Getting Well. Children & Schools. Volume 36, Issue 3. National Association of Social Workers Press.
Payne, Allison-Ann, Welch, Kelly (2017). The Effect of School Conditions on the Use of Restorative Justice in Schools. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. Volume 16, Issue 2. Sage Publications.
Target Audience: All mental health professionals, particularly LCPC’s LSW’s, LMFT’s, educators, gradute students welcome
Counselors/Clinical Counselors. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available 1.5 hours of continuing education. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide continuing education programming for counselors and clinical counselors.License Number: 197.000159. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Online Dept. has been approved by NBCCas an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 3036. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. TCSPP CMHC Dept. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Social Workers. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1.5 hours of continuing education. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide continuing education programming for social workers. License Number: 159.001036
MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hour of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. If you are licensed outside of California please check with your local licensing agency to to determine if they will accept these CEUs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to offer continuing education programming for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an accredited or approved postsecondary institution that meets the requirements set forth in Sections 4980.54(f)(1), 4989.34, 4996.22(d)(1), or 4999.76(d) of the Code.
Participation Certificate. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is able to provide students and other participants who simply wish to have documentation of their attendance at the program a participation certificate.
*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.
* This program does not offer APA CE Credits*