The Parenting Identity Development Model: A Framework for Counseling Parents
Presented by Mercedes Samudio, LCSW on 04-06-2018 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)
In the field of psychology, there are many theoretical models for how children develop into adults and how adults develop later in life. Unfortunately, there is not a structured model for what happens to individuals entering one of the most significant and long-term phases of life: parenthood. Just as clinicians are guided by models that help them understand children and adults as they develop, they can also benefit from a framework for how parenting identity develops during the child-rearing process.
In this two-hour continuing education web conference, licensed clinical social worker and parenting coach, Mercedes Samudio, will introduce the Parenting Identity Development Model to help guide clinicians and parents through change in therapy. Mercedes created this model using existing evidence-based developmental research and proven therapeutic techniques. She will discuss the role a parent plays in a family’s ability to change and what therapists can do to help them successfully maintain those changes. She will cover strategies to bypass parental resistance and develop a therapeutic alliance that will help empower parents and heal families.
Mercedes based the framework for the Parenting Identity Development Model on the work of experts such as Ellen Galinsky, Erik Erikson, and Daniel Levinson, as well as recent research about the impact of trauma and biology on personal identity. She will discuss the stages of parenting identity and their key tasks that contribute to a parent developing a healthier parenting identity. Mercedes will share case examples and will also demonstrate coaching strategies clinicians can use to engage parents and convey the importance of healthy identity development on the overall health of the family.
This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:
- Summarize the parenting identity development model.
- Explain the process of parental identity development.
- List stages in the model and the tasks needed to move into the next stage successfully.
- Describe specific strategies for using this model in therapy.
- Recognize barriers, including parental defense mechanisms, that may interfere with parental development.
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- Galinsky, E. (1989). The six stages of parenthood. Reading Mass.: Addison-Wesley.
- Levinson, D. (1986). A conception of adult development. American Psychologist, 41(1), 3-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0003-066x.41.1.3
- Nakazawa, D. (2016). Childhood disrupted. New York, New York: Atria Books.
- Van der Kolk, B. (2015). The body keeps the score. New York, New York: Penguin Book.
How the Web Conference Works
Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email from GoodTherapy.org with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable.
To attend the event, registered attendees will log in to the web conference center using a computer or device (smartphone or tablet with internet access) and calling in to the teleconference line on a phone. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via their computer or device. Attendees who are logged in to the event center will be able to see live streaming video and/or document sharing. Alternatively, attendees may dial in to the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions.
At the conclusion of this event, participants will receive an email with information about how to request a CE certificate in the GoodTherapy.org Member's Area. To confirm attendance, participants must enter the start and end codes announced at the beginning and end of the live presentation. Participants will also be prompted to complete an online survey evaluating the event. Participants will need to complete this online survey within six days after the event. Once completed, participants will be able to download a copy of their CE certificate instantly.
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Continuing Education (CE) Information
Two CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.
GoodTherapy.org is an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within Counseling Services.
GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.
This organization, GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.
GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.
GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.
This web conference is available at no cost to GoodTherapy.org members.
Meet the Presenter
Mercedes Samudio, LCSW
Mercedes Samudio, LCSW is a parent coach, bestselling author, and speaker who helps parents and children communicate with each other, manage emotional trauma, navigate social media and technology together, and develop healthy parent-child relationships. Over the course of her career, Mercedes has worked with adoptive families, foster families, teen parents, parents navigating the child protective services system, and children living with mental illness.
Mercedes started the #EndParentShaming movement as well as coined the term Shame-Proof Parenting – using both to bring awareness to ending parent shame. She recently published her first book, Shame Proof Parenting: Find Your Unique Parenting Voice, Feel Empowered, and Raise Whole, Healthy Children.
Mercedes is a leading parenting expert and has an amazing following on social media that allows her to reach the hearts of thousands of parents who feel heard and seen on their parenting journey.
Mercedes has been featured on The Huffington Post, US News and Report, Woman’s Day, LA Parent Magazine, CBS LA, and Kids In The House. She seeks to empower parents to believe they are already great guides for raising healthy and happy children.
To learn more about Mercedes and her work, please visit www.shameproofparenting.com.
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Continuing Education Provider Approvals
- GoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
- GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
- This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
- GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
- GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
- GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.