On THURSDAY, September 17, 2020, Seattle therapist Emily Anderson and Dr. Lisa Mennet will discuss how to use the DMM to co-create understanding with parents about the meaning of children’s behavior. They will look at this in part from the perspective that parents’ representations of their children, and the parent-child dyadic adaptations (C, A, etc) will need to be a focus of treatment.
How do we as clinicians use family-friendly language to help parents “rewrite the story” of their interactions with their children, so that each partner (parent and child) can feel more comfortable and safe, and have more choice in how they respond to each other? As clinicians, a large part of how we do this is in the way we are with parents, and a part of that includes being open about our observations while also joining as closely as possible with the parental experience—and paying close attention to the parents’ self-protective adaptations in their relationship with us.
Helping parents with the DMM is useful for lawyers and other relational professionals
Invite lawyers you know and other colleagues. Emily and Mark Baumann, J.D., have discussed how this approach is similar in their respective practices, psychotherapy and lawyering. It’s about working with clients on a relational level, using the DMM to guide us.
Date: Thursday, September 17 (live, recorded), 2020 (Friday, September 18 in Australia/Asia). (PLEASE NOTE: this session will not be on Tuesday September 15, and may be replayed in a different week, and may be replayed upon request.)
Length: 60 minutes
Host/Facilitator: Dr. Lisa Mennet and therapist Emily Anderson from Cooper House in Seattle
Platform: Zoom meeting
Sponsor: Conflict Science Institute
Session time: Times listed below, PLEASE NOTE, some computer calendars do not automatically handle the time zone conversion correctly.
THURSDAY Session (live) (AUS/Asia/US/EU): Thursday September 17, at 2:00 p.m. Seattle time (5:00 p.m. Miami, 10:00 p.m. London, and (in Australia/Thailand/China on Friday) at 9:00 a.m. in Auckland, 7:00 a.m. in Sydney, 5:00 a.m. in Perth/China, and 4:00 a.m. in Bangkok.
Emily A. Anderson, MA, LMFT, IMH-E® (III) has worked with infants, very young children, and families in various capacities since 2002. While completing her Master’s degree in Psychology, her focus was on early intervention with families considered to be at-risk, including adolescent parents and their babies. Prior to joining Cooper House, she worked as a Clinician for the SJCC’s Early Childhood School, providing ongoing relationship-based clinical support to children age 0-5 and their families, and implementing professional development for faculty and staff. She has training in Infant Mental Health, as well as expertise with young children with pervasive developmental delays. In addition to providing psychotherapy, Emily offers reflective consultation and is a Facilitating Attuned Interactions (FAN) Trainer.
Lisa Mennet, PhD, LMHC, IMH-E® (IV) is the Cooper House Clinical Director. She began her clinical career at Ryther Child Center, then studied at the Center on Infant Mental Health at the UW, and was later a clinical instructor there. She’s taught infant mental health principles at the UW schools of Social Work and Nursing, and for the Washington DSHS. Lisa earned a certificate in child psychoanalytic psychotherapy from SPSI, and a doctorate in Infant Mental Health from UW. Her particular area of interest is the impact of trauma on early relationships. In addition to supervising our clinical team, Lisa provides reflective consultation and supervision to professionals and is trainer for the FAN model.