"Parenting Adult Children – It Ain’t Like When They Were Little"

April 24, 2015

Presented by NICKIE GODFREY, L.M.F.T.

A new parenting chapter is created when children become adults.  This change necessitates transitions for the whole family that can be exciting, bewildering, and even unexpectedly disappointing.

In this presentation we will explore the dilemma that imagining parenting would end when the “kids” are chronologically adult, vs. the reality that nowadays parents often end up with more complicated situations that require expanded awareness and different thinking. 

  • We will identify the various stages or life transition markers and some of the more common situations that present challenges when parenting adult children.
  • We will reframe traditional concepts of “parenting” in order to meet these challenges
  • We will distinguish the “separations issues” for the parents and for the adult children, and identify ways to address them.
  • We will identify how some significant stressors of parenting adult children present in the workplace.

During Nickie Godfrey’s long time practice in the San Fernando Valley, she has specialized in crisis and trauma recovery, life transitions, and adolescent and adult survivors of incest and abuse.  More recently, Nickie has been helping parents manage the often overwhelming issues of parenting adult children, and has assisted parents and  their children to understand and improve their relationships.

Ms. Godfrey’s post-graduate training includes advanced certification in critical incident stress management, certification as a gestalt therapist, and chemical dependency certification. In addition to her practice she worked as a clinician with Los Angeles Unified Schools.  Currently she serves on the Disaster Mental Health Team of the American Red Cross of L.A.;  CAMFT’s Crisis Response Network; and within the SFV Chapter of the Crisis Response Network, she chairs the Post Action Outreach sub-committee.  Nickie is the parent of 2 adult children and has 4 grandchildren (one of whom is an adult).

Program Costs:
Members: $15
Non-Members: $20
Students with I.D: $10

2 PDH / CEU Credits for CEAP,  LCSW, MFT

RSVP:  If you would like to RSVP to this meeting, please CLICK HERE or call (818) 759-9999. Space is limited.

Friday, April 24th
8:30 am Networking
9-11 am Program

Valley Economic Alliance.
5121 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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