Adversity is Not Destiny: Supporting Grandfamilies in Therapy

Presented by Glenda Clare, PhD, LCAS, CCS, LPCA on 09-10-2021 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

Nearly 3 million American children under the age of 18 are members of grandfamilies. Grandfamilies are created when a grandparent or other family member raises the child of a relative unable or unwilling to parent. Adversity does not have to mean destiny. When grandfamilies are supported, children in the family often thrive.

During this 2-hour continuing education webinar, Dr. Glenda Clare will teach participants about the grandfamily, why grandfamilies are created, their unique needs, and how to effectively support members (children, youth, young adults, adults, and older adults) of the grandfamily in therapy.

This introductory webinar is designed to help mental health clinicians:

  1. Describe characteristics of grandfamilies and their incidence and prevalence in the United States.
  2. List reasons children and youth come to live in a grandfamily.
  3. Discuss the unique needs of grandfamilies to include African American, Latin, and Native American grandfamilies.
  4. Describe the need for licensed behavioral health professionals to partner with peer support specialists to meet the needs of the grandfamily.

Statement of program material's accuracy, utility, and risks: The presenter indicates the materials presented in this course are accurate and pose minimal risks to participants.

Declaration identifying any potential conflict of interest and/or commercial support: The presenter indicates materials included in this course have been presented within other courses, conferences, or consulting jobs. There are no known conflicts of interest.

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At the conclusion of this event, participants will receive an email with information about how to request a CE certificate in your GoodTherapy Account. 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

2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy for attending this web conference in its entirety. 

GoodTherapy is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 3/30/2019 – 3/30/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 2 clinical continuing education credits.

GoodTherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

GoodTherapy, 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, 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.

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Meet the Presenter

Glenda Clare, PhD, LCAS, CCS, LPCA

Glenda Clare, PhD, LCAS, CCS, LPCA

Dr. Glenda Clare is a licensed behavioral health clinician and community health practitioner. She practices in North Carolina and provides services to individuals, families, and groups.

Glenda Clare has worked as Public Health Liaison for the NC HIV/STD Branch, Substance Abuse Counselor for Duke’s Family Care Program, Program Associate for National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, NIDA Liaison and CHATT Center Manager for Danya Institute, and the Principle Research Associate for the National Development and Research Institute (NDRI). She advocates on behalf of grandfamilies (grandparents and other family members raising a relative’s child when the birth parent is unwilling or unable) and currently serves as the North Carolina representative to the Generations United GrAND Voices Network.

Dr. Clare earned a bachelors degree in the interdisciplinary study of Community Health Education and Media Arts from the University of South Carolina, a masters degree in Agency Counseling specializing in substance abuse and career counseling from North Carolina Central University, and a doctorate in Counselor Education specializing in addiction and family counseling from College of William and Mary.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

  • aceGoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Logo 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.
  • aceGoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/30/2019 - 03/30/2022.
  • 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.

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