Online – Systemic Theory and Practice in Separation and Divorce Dilemmas
Simon Shattock: Independent Trainer and Family & Systemic Psychotherapist
Aims for the day
The aim of the training would be to consider the psychological dilemmas for children and parents when there has been separation and/or divorce. I will consider the impact of non-resident fathers on children’s mental state, and discuss some of the challenges fathers have experienced in parenting post separation and divorce. I will also include the issues for mothers in this position and the psychological impact on the children.
I will explore the latest research in the field of divorce and separation and I will discuss different systemic models of intervention. These types of interventions can be used in conjunction with the mediator’s current skills, when working in the moment with clients who maybe in a heightened state of anxiety, stress and conflict. Specific systemic questioning skills will be practised in the day, with a view of taking these ideas back into mediators current work practice. I will bring together models from the systemic family therapy field, to help consider ways of thinking and intervening to help mediators deescalate the conflict.