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Mon, Dec 05


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Clinician Class for Parents - Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)

Putting the Relationship Back in Parenting with Renée Johnson, MA, LCMHC, RPT

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Clinician Class for Parents - Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)
Clinician Class for Parents - Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)

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Dec 05, 2022, 3:00 PM – Dec 06, 2022, 5:00 PM

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About the Event

Adoption Support Alliance clinician classes are an opportunity for community members to learn from adoption-competent clinicians in the Charlotte area.  The content of these classes will focus on a therapeutic approach or model often used in therapy to help adoptive families.  Participants in our Clinician Classes will leave with practical tools and skills that can be implemented right away in order to enhance their family’s functioning and will have a better understanding of the clinical services available to them in Charlotte.

On Monday, December 5th, we will host our last Clinician Class series with Renée Johnson, MA, LCMHC, RPT.  She has extensive formal training and years of experience as a play therapist, child therapist, and parenting certified adoption-competent therapist in the Lake Norman area.  Renée also recently added to her credentials as a Registered TBRI Practitioner.  She will be joining us this December to share her knowledge of the Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) from an attachment-oriented and trauma-informed lens. We are truly honored to have her as one of the other few adoption-competent therapists in our area and are eager to have her share more information about this very popular, but often misunderstood approach to therapy.

Like all relationships, the parent-child relationship isn’t immune to struggles, but when the challenges are overwhelming, extra support may be needed. If it feels like your family’s life revolves around avoiding, battling, and ultimately suppressing conflict, it may be time to reset your approach to feel empowered as a parent. A trusting and respect-oriented relationship is at the core of successful discipline and repairing conflict is dependent on the attachment between guardian and child. Discipline doesn’t need to weaken the bond between your relationship with your child. TBRI's approach believes the work of discipline isn’t finished until the parent and child are united, stronger than before.

While traditional methods may result in fleeting compliance, you may find yourself stuck in a punishment loop as the only means of getting a child to behave. Through the latest research in child and brain development, the field of child behavioral science has made profound adjustments in our awareness of what truly drives misbehavior and how adults can effectively steer a child towards connection and productive behaviors.

Participants will walk away with practical tips to help you as a parent to shift your mindset so that you can see misbehaviors not as a headache, but as an opportunity for connection.  This is the mission of TBRI as founded by Kathryn Purvis and has transformed so many family relationships. Join us to learn about an approach that helps your child want to come towards you and not away by integrating a sense of mutual-respect and companionship into discipline.

This would be a wonderful supplement to those who have previously attended the Hope for the Journey conference with us as well as those that are new to the concept of TBRI. For a brief overview of the topic, you can refer to the Karyn Purvis Institute as well. We look forward to learning along with you on December 5th!

To learn more about Renée and her work with families, you can reference her website.

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