Supporting Parents to be the
Approximately 3.5 hours in length.
Introducing the Parent Hope Project, a clinical intervention for parents to improve parent confidence and outcomes for struggling children. This conference will present the research and theory that has shaped a new manualized program. It will present data on parent and child outcomes from a program that aims to promote parent self-discovery, redirect anxious energy away from the child, and reduce their reliance on outside experts. For more info, visit: https://parenthopeproject.com.au/
To view the conference brochure, click here.
Date: Monday, April 17th, 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm PST.
Speaker: Dr. Jenny Brown
Location: Online, via Zoom meeting
Who should attend?
This conference is primarily for helping professionals who may wish to explore this way of working with parents. However, it is open to the public.
• Understanding symptom development in children using a Bowen family systems lens.
• Understanding the child’s triangle with parents and the common parent-style tensions in reaction to a vulnerable child.
• Considering the similarities and differences of this approach with other theories about parents and symptomatic children.
• Looking at case examples of Dr. Brown’s work using the Parent Hope program.
Dr. Jenny Brown has over 35 years of clinical experience in child, couple, and family health in Australia, the USA, and the UK. Her primary clinical and research interest has been in child and adolescent mental health and parents’ involvement in treatment. This critical research led to the development of the Parent Hope Project. Dr. Brown founded the Family Systems Institute in Sydney, Australia, in 2004. She is the author of the best-selling book “Growing Yourself Up” and “Confident Parenting” and has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals.
The Parent Hope Project
After embarking on her doctoral research into parent’s experience of adolescent mental health treatment, Dr. Brown discovered:
- a strong relationship between parents’ hope and sense of agency/self-efficacy.
Parents who remained more passive in expecting expert helpers to fix their child experience reduced hope months after finishing the program. Conversely, when parents positively changed their interaction with their children, they felt a more sustained hopefulness. These findings (Brown, 2018) support the theory that if parents are actively involved in changing themselves as part of their child’s treatment, they experience increased hope and effectiveness in contributing to their child’s recovery.
Hearing of the triumphs and challenges experienced by clinicians and families of struggling children, Dr. Brown was inspired to translate Bowen’s Systems Theory into a practical and supportive program for parents.
Registration and contact information:
Regular Rate $115
Full-time Student Rate $80
Recording only $95
*Full-time students are those enrolled in at least 12 credits at a post-secondary or equivalent academic institution.
To register, click HERE.
For further information or questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. A letter of attendance is available upon request for continuing education purposes.
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