Repairing Family Trauma
March 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Repairing Family Trauma:
A Blueprint for Developing Healthy Relationships
Dr. Eileen Paris
“I’ll never do to my kids what my parents did to ME!
In spite of the best intentions, parents tend to repeat the very injuries with their children that they themselves experienced in childhood. When conflicts arise they are usually tender spots from childhood that resurface. These baffling interactions may happen over and over because their underlying themes are elusive. This workshop is reparative, healing current emotional wounds within and between family members, supporting parents to raise children who have a better foundation for emotional health than they may have received.
This experience offers an opportunity to deepen human engagement. By looking at family legacies, the wounds and protective behavior each parent experienced growing up, participants learn how to avoid the unconscious compulsion to repeat family relationship patterns.
Dr. Eileen Paris’s unique lens identifies traumatic organizing patterns and the way they are expressed relationally while working with individuals, couples, and families. This somatically based, analytically informed framework is a powerful intervention to interrupt intergenerational trauma and to extend trauma-based treatment and healing across cultures and generations. It experientially supports developing a grounded sense of self that is both autonomous and relational.
This workshop is designed for:
- Parents, new or experienced, living together, separated, divorced, or who live in alternatively-structured families and want to have warmer, deeper relationships with their children.
- All disciplines of the mental health profession.
- Developing Safety and Trust
Eileen Paris, Ph.D., Psy.D., is a training and supervising analyst and member of the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles. Dr. Paris has been working with children and families for 47 years. She began her career as a pre-school teacher, became a somatic therapist, then a psychoanalyst and infant mental health specialist. She served on the faculty of the Reiss-Davis Child Study Center, as adjunct faculty at the 2001-2002 Infant Mental Health Specialist Training Program at Cedars/Sinai in Los Angeles, the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, and the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis Los Angeles.
Dr. Paris developed a psychoanalytically informed model of parent education called The Parenting Process and co-authored, I’LL NEVER DO TO MY KIDS WHAT MY PARENTS DID TO ME! A Guide to Conscious Parenting, (Warner Books, 1994). Her paper Interrupting Trauma and Advancing Development: Considering Parent Education in Contemporary Psychoanalytic Treatment was published in the 2013 Clinical Social Work Journal. Dr. Paris is in private practice in Marina del Rey, California and offers workshops and trainings to parents and professionals that address developmental trauma in the US, Canada, and Europe.
In this experiential workshop we will explore:
- How we organize our meaning system
- Dynamics of emotional development
- Bonding dynamics
- Mirroring experiences
- Differentiation within the family system
- Participants’ experience in conceptual and theoretical terms
- The developmental and relational theories that inform the model
- Ideas about self and interactive regulation
- Implicit and explicit modes of communication informed by complexity and inter-subjective systems theory
This workshop will offer tools to:
- Identify our historical patterns
- Regain emotional regulation
- Restore the felt-sense of well being
- Appropriately attune to the needs of others
- Apply the process clinically to cases with individuals and couples
- Integrate the model into our unique practice environment
Continuing Education Continuing Education Units are available for this training. There is a $20 charge for each CE certificate. Certificates are issued after the evaluation is submitted.
Psychologists: The Insight Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Insight Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course is provides 6 CE units.
MFTs / LCSWs / LPCCs: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences now accepts APA CEs. This course provides 6 CE units.
Nurses: The Insight Center, Provider Number 14914, is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course provides 6 CE units.