The idea of working with families can be challenging. This workshop will provide a theoretical framework for the process of working with families. Various communication techniques will be explored to assist participants in their practice setting. Specific parenting techniques will be discussed in order to help participants educate and role model for the parent/caregivers in their practice setting. Participants will gain a working knowledge of the techniques of doubling and role reversal; while various action methods to aid the practitioner in warming up to their own family dynamics, in order to prevent countertransference, will also be explored.
Lisa Hillman, MSW, LCSW, CP, , is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Psychodramatist who has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families in private practice, public schools, and as a consultant. Lisa is the owner and director of Exceptional Wellness Counseling, a group practice located in Manalapan & Red Bank. Lisa has lead hundreds of groups addressing such topics as social skills, decreasing anxiety, conflict resolution, etc. Lisa has presented nationally, and serves as a trainer at the collegiate level as well as at private schools. As a psychodramatist, Lisa uses sociodrama and psychodrama, which utilize action-oriented techniques. These non-threatening techniques prove to be very useful when working with challenging clients and groups.