COACHING THE PARENTS OF YOUNG ADULTS WHEN 30 IS THE NEW 21
The timetable of adulthood has changed and your midlife clients need help dealing with extended parenthood and manage their grown kids’ continued emotional, financial, and logistical dependence. Dr. Jane Adams, author of Boundary Issues, When Our Grown Kids Disappoint Us, I’m Still Your Mother, pioneered Post-Parent Coaching to help her clients establish their own limits and boundaries and redefine their parental responsibilities, goals and dreams instead of letting their familiar roles as caretakers, their kids’ circumstances or guilt over their failure to thrive in adulthood guide their behavior. She’ll teach you how to support clients in creating adaptive, mutual relationships that foster their kids’ independence so they can get on with their own lives – and attract new clients, too!
MORNING SESSION— A CULTURAL OVERVIEW; WHAT BOOMER PARENTS NEED NOW AND WHY
Basic concepts of post-parent coaching . Brief coaching: the 3-month commitment . Typical client issues, stresses and complaints, including re-housing grown kids . Overcoming the gap between their expectations and kids’ reality . Effects of delayed departure and adulthood on parents’ personal and professional goals . Whose problems, whose ownership, whose solutions ? Coaching detachment . The limits of parental identification, rescue and intervention . The ADD of the 20’s—addiction, depression, dependence
AFTERNOON SESSION—COGNITIVE AND EXPERIENTIAL STRATEGIES & TECHNIQUES OF POST-PARENT COACHING
Restructuring clients behavior, perspective and understanding through the Six R’s—reframing, releasing, reflecting, reality checking, reinforcing and remodeling . Tools for clients—Wonder Woman bracelets, the mortar and pestle solution, burden baskets and other techniques that work . Homework, resources and support . Using the coaching journal, agenda reminders, and feedback . Coaching via e-mail, phone and Skype . Role play, case presentations . Using the 6 R’s in your practice and marketing it to new and current clients
THE TAKE-AWAY- SKILLS & STRATEGIES TO BUILD YOUR PRACTICE NOW!
Thursday 9/22/11, 10-4 PM . TARRYTOWN NEW YORK . $350
Registration: Elaine Dreyer, 914-241-8579, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jane Adams, 206-849-0601, email@example.com