Complex and Uncertain Waters: Guiding Families through Separation, Divorce, and Stepfamily Integration

Presented by: Jonah Green, LCSW-C and Lori Rothfeld, Esq.

workshoppicSince its inception in the 1950s, the field of family therapy has developed a number of approaches for generating positive change in families. Whether focusing on differentiating individuals, shoring up family structures, improving family communication, or deepening emotional experiences, family therapists have generated a variety of models meant to apply universally to all families. Over time, however, therapists have found certain kinds of families respond better to more specialized approaches.

Families that are separating, divorcing or forming stepfamilies have particular needs that generally require different treatment methods than those that work for nuclear or first-marriage families. This workshop will introduce therapists to the particular dynamics of these complex family systems, and help them identify specific interventions to help families navigate uncertainty and chart a path towards growth and healing. An attorney will also present the legal mechanisms of separation and divorce as well as strategies for risk management.

The workshop will take place on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 8:30am -12:30pm at the office of Jonah Green and Associates, LLC, 3930 Knowles Avenue, Suite 206, in Kensington, MD. Refreshments and networking will begin at 8:00 AM. Participants who are eligible will receive 4.0 Category One Continuing Education credits through the Maryland Board of Social Work.

Cost of the workshop: $80.00

About the Presenters:

Jonah Green, LCSW-C is the owner and director of Jonah Green and Associates, LLC, a practice that specializes in treating children and adolescents within a systems framework. He has previously served as a therapist in a variety of community settings and as a clinical supervisor/director for a number of agencies. Jonah is a clinical social worker with advanced training in family therapy, play therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. His interests include working with divorcing families, stepfamily therapy, and working with families with children with developmental delay and disability.

Lori Rothfeld, Esquire is a partner in Nakhleh Rothfeld LLP, a law firm specializing domestic and family law through mediation, collaborative law, and litigation. Lori is a trained litigator and is certified in both mediation and collaborative law. As an attorney in private practice for over twenty-five years, Lori emphasizes dignity, integrity and respect for individuals and family members involved in separation and divorce. She has also advised therapists over several years on managing risk when working with divorce and custody disputes.

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