Estrangement from family is on the rise. And therapists are being asked to weigh in on these separations.
Clients use therapy to work through so many challenging family-related experiences - toxic communication styles.. childhood trauma.. lack of attuned parenting.. unchecked sibling rivalry.. parental divorce.. mental illness or addiction in a family member..
What should you do when clients begin to lean toward cutting off family members? When is estrangement the best choice? How can you know whether the family system is truly toxic? What if your client cuts off contact and it creates more problems than it solves?
Maybe you are seeing cut-off family members in your practice. They are hurting and confused about their role in what happened. Therapists can easily misstep and unintentionally make existing separations worse.
Joshua Coleman, PhD is the author of The Rules of Estrangement: Why Adult Children Cut Ties and How to Heal the Conflict and a leading expert on family relationships. He’s appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, NPR, PBS and other major media outlets. More than an expert, Dr. Coleman brings his lived experience to this important work as a father whose daughter cut off contact for several years and later reconciled.
Watch Dr. Coleman for this one-day seminar and fill the knowledge and practice gap around estrangement so that you will be able to:
Don’t miss this chance to provide your clients with the emotional tools they need to reconcile when it’s possible and move forward when it’s not.
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Joshua Coleman, PhD, is a psychologist in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area and a Senior Fellow with the Council on Contemporary Families, a non-partisan organization of leading sociologists, historians, psychologists, and demographers dedicated to providing the press and public with the latest research and best-practice findings about American families. He is the author of several books, including Rules of Estrangement: Why Adult Children Cut Ties and How to Heal the Conflict, and When Parents Hurt: Compassionate Strategies When You and Your Grown Child Don’t Get Along. Dr. Coleman has written for numerous newspapers and magazines, including Atlantic Magazine, Psychology Today, The New York Times, and CNN.com. He has television and radio appearances including on NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, Sesame Street, and NPR.
Financial: Dr. Joshua Coleman maintains a private practice. He receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Coleman receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Joshua Coleman has no relevant non-financial relationships.
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