Cool, Calm, & Connected

We are kicking off our next 2018 "Cool, Calm, Connected" group for emotional regulation for parents and kids. Our facilitators for the group will be Karla Cardoza, MA, AMFT, and Claire Penn, MSW.

Here's how our CCC group works: kids meet in one room, learning about emotional regulation, practicing awareness and skills, and incorporating lots of psychoeducation on the brain, zones of arousal, sensory soothing, etc. We teach it by using roleplays, group discussion, creative problem solving, and making sock puppets about our brain! At the same time, parents meet in another room, where they receive parenting support and discuss the same content that their kids are working on, so that they're better able to help kids talk about, practice and integrate those skills into their daily lives. Families leave the group with a new, shared vocabulary around emotional expression and connection with a host of new strategies. We cover topics such as:

  • what is emotional regulation,

  • where do we feel emotions in our bodies,

  • how can we regulate ourselves (and our children),

  • what are our biggest triggers and issues,

  • what are our own sensory sensitivities, and

  • how to have more compassion for ourselves and children.

UPCOMING SESSION DETAILS

The CCC group will run from November 13th to December 18th, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the evening.

This group is for parents and children (ages 10-11). All sessions will take place at The Center for Connection located at 275 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106. 

REGISTRATION

Cost: Price is $500 for the whole series. For more information and to register, contact Karla Cardoza at karla@thecenterforconnection.org.


ABOUT CFC GROUPS: The Center for Connection is based in Pasadena, California, and offers parenting classes and study groups for educators and professionals. We also provide various groups for kids to teach them tools to be successful in self-regulation and in the social world. Click here to learn more about our other groups.

We Should Talk...

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— Rumi
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ABOUT CFC GROUPS: The Center for Connection is based in Pasadena, California, and offers parenting classes and study groups for educators and professionals. We also provide various groups for kids to teach them tools to be successful in self-regulation and in the social world. Click here to learn more about our other groups.

Level One Theraplay & MIM Workshop

Join the thousands of child and family professionals who have added Theraplay to their skill set.  This November, the Center for Connection is proud to host this wonderful training opportunity.

November 6-9, 2018 (We’ll meet 8:30 am to 4:30 pm each day, except on Friday, November 9th, when training will conclude at 3:30 pm)

Where:     Pasadena, CA

Where:    The Center For Connection (1021 E. Walnut #200, Pasadena, CA 91106)

Register:     www.Theraplay.org

The training fee includes a Theraplay book and up to 26 CE hours (for those who qualify).

Who Should Attend? Psychologists and Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Clinical Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, School Counselors, Play Therapists, Infant Mental Health Professionals, Special Education Teachers, and other professionals who work with kids and families in a clinical capacity and who are looking to deepen their understanding of Theraplay

What is Theraplay? Theraplay is a short-term, therapist-guided dyadic psychotherapy that focuses on parent-child relationships and has been accepted by SAMHSA as an evidence-based practice. It:

  • Enhances attachment, self-esteem, and trust in others through joyful engagement

  • Elicits cooperation and improves behavior issues in children through positive connection

  • Creates an active and empathic connection between child and parents

  • Focuses on four essential qualities found in parent-child relationships: structure, engagement, nurture and challenge

  • Results in changed view of the self as worthy and loveable, and of relationships as positive

How does Theraplay Differ from Other Kinds of Child Therapy?

  • It directly involves the parents or caregivers in change

  • It is active, interpersonal, and fun

  • Progress can be made quickly

  • It focuses on strengthening the parent-child relationship

  • It focuses on the “here and now”

  • It can be used with young children or children with developmental delays

  • The “Theraplay Way” flows easily from clinical setting to home

  • Theraplay is appropriate for all ages - infancy through adolescence

Learning Objectives include:

  • Administer and analyze the MIM

  • Utilize the MIM as a guide for treatment planning

  • Describe the four dimensions of Theraplay and demonstrate one activity from each dimension

  • Describe ways to adapt Theraplay treatment to meet the needs of a child with complex trauma

  • Describe how to guide parents to participate in a Theraplay session

LEARN MORE

For more information, contact info@theraplay.org.  To download a flyer, click here