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Working in the Eye of the Storm: Helping Families through Separation and Divorce
– Nancy Oleson, PhD

Sat January 18, 2020 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

$100.00 – $110.00
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Narrative: The time around the decision to separate/divorce is one of intense distress and provides a common reason for people to consult a mental health professional.  Adults and children are often flooded with anger, fear and guilt, and it is very common for the confusion parents experience to lead to actions that harm themselves and their children. However, these are also fertile period for growth and development in which the person’s underlying psychological structures are “softer” and more open to change.  The presenter will provide information about ways to work effectively with people in acute distress, as well as current laws, rules of court, guidelines for ethical professional practice, and best practices for participants to use to ground their work with divorcing clients. There will be a focus on balancing empathic joining and therapeutic neutrality.

Dr. Nancy Olesen is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, with a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She works as a child psychologist and forensic expert in juvenile and family courts as well as training mental health and legal professionals who work with the families involved in divorce or other family disruptions. She is licensed in California and Hawaii.


CIP Member: 

$75 early registration, up to 10 days prior to class, $90 after


$100 early registration, up to 10 days prior to class, $110 after

CEs: 4 CEs for LMFT & LCSWs and 4 CEs for Psychologists

Community Institute for Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Community Institute for Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents.

Accommodations will be made wherever possible to those with disabilities.  Please let us know of any disabilities upon registration, to ensure proper accommodations are put in place prior to workshop/training.

Cancellations must be received in writing 10 business days prior to the seminar or class for a refund minus a $25 cancellation fee.


Sat January 18, 2020
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$100.00 – $110.00
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CIP Group Room
1330 Lincoln Ave # 201
San Rafael, CA 94901 United States
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