Saturday, November 4, 2017
Targeting Biobehavioral Mechanisms of Self-Regulation in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy with Child Welfare Families
Elizabeth Skowron, PhD
Dr. Skowron will present findings from her program of research documenting real-time associations in mother and child autonomic physiology and observed behaviors in child welfare-involved families. Current NIH-funded research on Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), focused on investigating the neurobiological bases of change in parent & child self-regulation skills will be discussed, along with a brief discussion of PCIT’s theorized mechanisms of change and preliminary study findings through the lens of Bowen theory and its basic principles.
The Parenting Soft/Hard Split
Jennifer Brown, PhD
Exploring qualitative data on parents reveals a repeating theme of parenting-style tensions about whether a tougher or more nurturing style is appropriate for their symptomatic child.
The Developing Child: Perspectives of Attachment and Family Systems Theories
Anne S. McKnight, EdD, LCSW, LICSW
Attachment theory and family systems theory both consider the relationship between the mother and child. This presentation will explore how the differences in the theoretical orientation affect the clinical assessment, treatment, and outcome for the child.