Fostering Parental Alliance

In this course, Rachel Tomlinson presents a rationale for the importance of creating and maintaining a strong alliance with parents when working with child clients. Numerous strategies are outlined and illustrated through two case examples.

About this course

In this course, Rachel Tomlinson, registered psychologist, asserts the primary importance of getting parents on board with the work to be done when their child is the client. Making a strong case for the centrality of a solid alliance with the parents, Tomlinson outlines the concepts – such as highlighting strengths, fostering autonomy and respect, and considering the parent the expert on their child – that will harness parental motivation. Six helpful practice positions are outlined, and Tomlinson describes aspects of working with the family, such as asking how they prefer to receive feedback, negotiating consent, and showing how to ask parents if they would like more support. Two case examples illustrate the concepts discussed.
Duration 1 hour
Format video
Type specialised
Price Included with Membership
Writer / Presenter Rachel Tomlinson

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