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  • CEFAM Parenting Family Seminar-Workshops

    The Center for Family Ministries (CEFAM) is offering this intensive, two-week seminar workshop particularly for persons and agencies whose work is focused on helping families.
    by SmartParenting Staff .
  • Sign up for CEFAM's parenting and family seminar-workshop in Dynamics & Counseling to gain a deeper knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the Filipino family.
    Date: April 26 – May 8, 2010
    Venue: Ateneo de Manila University Campus, Loyola Heights, Q.C.
    The program is designed to develop:
    Look at a family not simply as pathological/ dysfunctional but also with opportunities and strengthsAppreciate the Filipino family psycheExposure to different family counseling/therapy approachesLearn family dynamics from a systems theory perspectiveUnderstand crises/transitions & how families can copeLearn “differentiation of self”, “boundaries”,  and its implication to the Filipino concept of “family connectedness”Awareness and understanding on how one’s emotional birth order molds a person’s personality, behavior, and managerial skills. 

    AssessmentIdentify healthy patterns of behavior/ strengths and use themCapacity to “define self”Identify which family counseling approach would fit the helperDistinguish:  Ordinary conversation and counselingConfession and counselingSpiritual direction and counselingAdvice-giving and counselingCrisis InterventionTreatmentObserve the different family counseling/ therapy approaches demonstrated and try to use them under supervisionUse reflecting skills for empathy and the ability to clarifyTransference/ counter transference and referral 

    Awareness of being a “church” and deepen hope, trust, faith, and humilityAwaken and appreciate the dignity of person despite deep psychological problemsDeepen compassion (empathy) as one looks across generationsAppreciate “Serenity Prayer” 
    The seminar-workshop will make use of:
    a psycho-spiritual approach in helping couplesexperiential process activities, both individually and in groupsdemonstration of counseling sessionsrole play sessionslectures, readings, case studiesgrowth group process 
    filled-in application formtwo-letters of recommendation, one from your superior, and another from among your associates or co-workers 
    Faculty / Teaching Staff:
    Fr. James W.U. Gascon, S.J.Teodulo P. Gonzales, S.J.Arsenio A. Lumiqued, Jr., M.S.C.Estela R. Nivera, Diploma in F.M.Myrna Joyce O. Sanchez, M.A.Fr. Ruben M. Tanseco, S.J., M.A., S.T.L.Ma. Josefina C. Valderrama, M.A. 
    Registration:  April 25, 2010 at 2:00 pmRegular Sessions:   April 26 - May 1, 2010  (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)                                 May 3 – 8, 2009   (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)  
    Registration will be limited to 50 participants.  Please send in your application form and recommendations. 
    Expenses:  The total expenses for the two-week seminar workshop is*  LIVE-IN:  P 18,900.00(fee covers seminar materials, lodging and 3 meals & 2 snacks daily during seminar days)*  LIVE-OUT:  P 11,300.00(fee covers seminar materials, lunch and snacks during seminar days)*  Special discounts are available for group and early registration.  Please call CEFAM     for details.
    For more details, contact CEFAM:
    Tel. No. 426-4289 to 92Fax: 426-4285E-mail: cefam@admu.edu.ph

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