Breaking the Mould: Increasing co-operation as divorced parents
Divorce causes a change to the original structure of the family. Whether that experience was collaborative and seamlessly worked through, or whether it left you feeling alienated and alone, the nature of ending one way of working together and starting another comes with complexity and painful challenges.
This “hot-topic” short format talk, outlines issues to consider when working together as co-parents who live separate lives. It is aimed at helping you to strengthen your capacity to collaborate and share responsibility, as it outlines the following common issues:
- Following a clear recipe – Clarity and communication when talking about our children’s needs.
- Acknowledging the cooks in the kitchen – Teamwork.
- Deciphering the recipe – Calling on help of others
- Keeping the new mould intact – Strategies to foster listening skills; understanding and compassion within the family.
Speaker: Tanya Vollenhoven-Brown (Clin.Psych)
This talk will be presented by Tanya Vollenhoven-Brown, who is a clinical psychologist and child therapist. Her passion is to use narrative and psychotherapy more directly to support parents through the difficult behaviours. Her talks are practical and encourage participation.