**Update: Please note that registration is now closed. If you are interested in participating in a workshop at a later time, please email me at email@example.com so I can include you on a list. Thank you!**
As a participant, you will be asked to explore questions and ideas related to your parenting experience through a lively and interactive discussion. It is anticipated that participation in the workshop will enliven your sense of purpose, confidence, and clarity as a parent, and provide much-needed camaraderie and support.
The one-hour sessions start Mon., Nov. 21, and run for four consecutive weeks. Sessions will be held at 7:30PM* EST.
What I bring: While the workshop is both a psychoeducational and supportive place for discussing parenting concerns (and is not psychotherapy), I still bring over 35 years of training and experience as a Clinical Psychologist and Group Psychotherapist to these meetings, along with many years as a gifted parenting coach/consultant and workshop leader, my personal experience as the parent of two gifted young adults, and many years as co-chair of a gifted parents advocacy group.
What you bring: Your active engagement and participation are critical components of the group. You bring your questions, ideas, and personal wisdom as the parent of a gifted child. Your openness to self-exploration and discussion and willingness to offer your support to other group members will benefit you and the other group participants.
What we can expect from each other: Expectations for group participation include respectful dialogue, a willingness to share (but only what feels safe and comfortable), keeping what others say confidential, and remaining attentive to others’ concerns. Attentive group participation involves your regular attendance, ensuring that you have a quiet and private space where you can speak without interruption, keeping your zoom screen on throughout the session, and refraining from distractions during the session, such as responding to text messages. Due to the confidential nature of the group, you may not record these sessions.
What you can expect from me: I will provide a structure and framework to the meeting, offer insights and general information about gifted parenting, and encourage a respectful, engaging, interactive discussion. Ideas and questions for discussion will be emailed to you each week prior to the meeting so that you have some time to think about the topics. I typically will not offer specific guidance regarding individual concerns, but instead, may share general parenting guidelines. I will intervene in the unlikely event of problems that could arise (for example, the rare possibility of conflict among members). As mentioned above, I bring my years as a psychotherapist and group facilitator to the sessions and will encourage a pace and sense of community that should feel both enlivening and safe for group participants.
More information about topics for discussion, registration, and fees can be found here.
*(I realize that the Monday 7:30 EST time may not be ideal for some. If you are interested in a daytime group, please let me know. If I receive enough interest, I will start one during the day as well.)
If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to hearing from you!