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Workshops on Siblings, Adolescents, Couples, and Family

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     Ronald Mah, M.A. Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, MFC32136 Psychotherapy, Parent Education, Consulting & Staff Development 433 Estudillo Ave., #305, San Leandro, CA 94577-4915 (510) 614-5641 Office - (510) 889-6553 fax - E-mail: Ronald@RonaldMah.com - Web: www.RonaldMah.com

    Workshops on Siblings, Adolescents, Couples, and Family

    dvd’s of selected workshops available at www.FixedEarthFilms.com

    "BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER...

     SO STOP TRYING TO SPILL YOUR BROTHER'S & SISTER'S!"

     UNDERSTANDING & DEALING WITH SIBLING RIVALRY

    "I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY...I DON'T KNOW WANT THEY WANT"

     Parenting & Communication With Adolescents

    "DESPERATE IN THE SANCTUARY-PRISON OF ADOLESCENCE"

     Keys to Successful Interactions With Adolescents

    Experiential Activities: PSYCHOSOCIAL AND CULTURAL ISSUES

    for Preadolescents and Adolescents

    "1 + 1 = 2 MUCH!?"

     A GUIDE TO HEALTHY COUPLES RELATIONSHIPS

    "ONE FAMILY - MANY CULTURES"

     FAMILIES IN CROSS-GENERATIONAL CONFLICT

    FATHERHOOD FOR THE NEW MILLENIUM

    "Father" or "Dad”- What’s the Difference?

    YOUR TURN NOW- TAKING CARE OF MOM & DAD

     DEVELOPMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF ELDER CARE

     Ronald Mah, M.A. Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, MFC32136 Psychotherapy, Parent Education, Consulting & Staff Development 433 Estudillo Ave., #305, San Leandro, CA 94577-4915 (510) 614-5641 Office - (510) 889-6553 fax - E-mail: Ronald@RonaldMah.com - Web: www.RonaldMah.com

     "BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER...

     SO STOP TRYING TO SPILL YOUR BROTHER'S & SISTER'S!"

     UNDERSTANDING & DEALING WITH SIBLING RIVALRY

    FORMAT: Lecture and Discussion- Participants are encouraged to make the workshop more relevant to their concerns by asking questions.

DESCRIPTION:

    The presentation brings together self-esteem theory, tantrum principles, developmental theory, family systems therapy principles, and communication skills as they apply to sibling relationships and rivalry. The presentation uses a family to illustrate how and why sibling rivalries develop due to birth order, temperament, parenting styles, and the family life cycle. Self-esteem among siblings is presented as a primary cause and cure for sibling rivalries. This theoretical knowledge is presented with practical techniques for prevention, mitigation, and resolution of sibling rivalries, including the "Working It Out Plan"- a practical guide to resolving conflict between siblings.

SUMMARY OF CONTENT:

1) Underlying Issues in the Development of Sibling Rivalry

2) Four Criteria for Self-Esteem and How It Affects Sibling Relationships

3) Tantrum Theory as It Relates to Siblings

4) Developmental Issues with Different Age Children

     Piaget and Erickson

     Adolescent Egocentrism & Sibling Rivalry

5) Family Systems: Roles & Structural Principles Affecting Relationships

6) Temperamental Differences & Issues Affecting Families & Siblings

7) Victim/Bully Theory

8) Principles of Discipline with Siblings

9) Step Family and Blended Family Considerations

     Cinderella- Fact or Fantasy?

     From Fantasy (The Brady Bunch) to Reality

     Recommended Approaches to Step-parenting

10) The Working It Out Plan-

     A Practical Guide to Better Communication and Conflict Resolution

     Ronald Mah, M.A. Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, MFC32136 Psychotherapy, Parent Education, Consulting & Staff Development 433 Estudillo Ave., #305, San Leandro, CA 94577-4915 (510) 614-5641 Office - (510) 889-6553 fax - E-mail: Ronald@RonaldMah.com - Web: www.RonaldMah.com

    "I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY...I DON'T KNOW WANT THEY WANT"

     Parenting & Communication With Adolescents

    FORMAT: Lecture and Discussion- Participants are encouraged to make the workshop more relevant to their concerns by asking questions.

DESCRIPTION:

    Focus is on understanding dynamic issues in the parent-teen relationship: the intrapersonal, the interpersonal, developmental, and the system issues that can lead to conflict or cohesiveness between parent and teen. Addressed are the teen's emotional, psychological, social, and cultural needs as part of both the family community and of their adolescent community. Cultural failure and Family Values are examined as they fit and misfit the needs of teens. Effective and ineffective Parenting Styles and Communication are discussed.

SUMMARY OF CONTENT:

1) "FULFILLING OR FAILING?"

     Identifying the Needs and Issues of Adolescence

     How "Family Values" Fail Our Teens

     Society - Adult Society - Teen Society

     Traditional Culture - Adult Culture - Teen Culture

2) "YOU MEAN S/HE IS SUPPOSED TO ACT LIKE THIS!?"

     Teenager- The Developmental Stage of Adolescence

     Adolescent Egocentrism

3) "IT WAS SO DIFFERENT WHEN THEY WERE LITTLE!"

     Family Dynamics With Teens in the House

4) "SO WHAT DO I DO?"

     Authoritative vs. Authoritarian vs. Permissive Parenting

     The Principle of Scaffolding

     From Regulation to Co-regulation to Self-regulation

5) TAKING TURNS, SKIPPING TURNS, NOT TAKING YOUR TURN

     When Attitude Begats Attitude...

     that Instigates Attitude that Incites Attitude......

     Principles of Strategic Family Therapy

6) The Bottom Line

     As Aretha Franklin sings it, "R-E-S-P-E-C-T"

     Communications Theory Applied to Parent-Teen Talk

     Ronald Mah, M.A. Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, MFC32136 Psychotherapy, Parent Education, Consulting & Staff Development 433 Estudillo Ave., #305, San Leandro, CA 94577-4915 (510) 614-5641 Office - (510) 889-