Making Divorce Work: A Clinical Approach to the Binuclear Family
In this compelling video, renowned therapist
Constance Ahrons demonstrates
her groundbreaking approach to working with divorced families, with an emphasis
on helping ex-spouses and new spouses effectively manage their shared parenting
obligations. In a time when fifty percent of American marriages end in divorce,
therapists frequently encounter families struggling with the aftermath.
Fostering Resilience in Children and Families after Divorce
An on-line Professional Psych Seminar course.
What makes a
divorce good? Using the most current research on the long-term effects of
divorce on children, Dr. Ahrons will compare and contrast good and bad divorces,
showing the impact of each on children and families. She will challenge the
current stereotypes and clarify the confusing findings about the long-term
outcomes of divorce for children and families. Participants learn to identify
the components of a good divorce and understand the concepts of the “binuclear
family” and the “limited partnership model” and how to translate these into
effective practice. A video tape demonstration will show a model of brief
binuclear family therapy that can be adapted to complex families of divorce and
remarriage. Participants explore issues such as working with high conflict
parents, the relationships between first and second spouses and when to work
with the whole family system or subsystems.