Working with Clients in Stepfamily Relationships Conference

Dates: May 3-4, 2019

Meets: Friday from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: Chestnut Hill College

Registration Fee: $300.00

Sorry, this course is inactive. Please contact our office to see if it will be reinstated, or if alternative classes are available.

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Understanding and Treating Stepfamilies: Estimates are that 42% of Americans have a close stepfamily relationship. Nonetheless, few helping professionals receive the training needed to understand and work with the unique strengths, challenges, and vulnerabilities of "blended families." Furthermore, the available training too often fails to consider the implications of stepfamily diversity (in class, race, ethnicity, and sexuality, for instance) for both psychoeducation and clinical treatment. This two-day workshop offers clear models for creating healthy, thriving stepfamily relationships and frameworks for therapeutic intervention illustrated by live clinical demonstrations. The training provides you with practical recommendations for working with diverse stepfamilies, introduces a research-validated group education program that enhances stepfamily success and well-being and gives you an overview of the evidence base behind all of this. This training is useful for therapists, guidance counselors, mediators, divorce coaches, family lawyers, pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, and others who work with structurally complex families. This unique workshop is presented by four of the leading stepfamily experts in the U.S. Clinicians Dr. Scott Browning and Dr. Patricia Papernow are co-recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Contribution to Family Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association. Dr. Francesca Adler-Baeder is Director of the National Stepfamily Resource Center. She and Dr. Brad van Eeden-Moorefield are recognized stepfamily scholars and family life educators. This training is provided by the leading stepfamily clinicians and scholars in the U.S. It focuses on practical information for working with the challenges of stepfamily living and features live demonstrations of therapeutic approaches. Written materials, including new books by Dr. Browning, will be available, as will summaries of relevant research and insights from specially designed psycho-educational programs by Drs. Van Eeden Moorefield and Adler-Baeder.


Thank you for registering for the Working with Clients in Stepfamily Relationships Conference. We're looking forward to seeing you! Here is some basic information for you: Time: The conference will be held on Friday, May 3rd and Saturday May 4th, 2019. On Friday, registration will open at 8:30 AM. The workshop will begin promptly at 9 AM and will go until 4:00 PM. On Saturday, the workshop will go from 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM. There will be an hour lunch break each day. Lunch is part of your registration fee and will be served at the workshop. In addition to the training, the presenters are offering a free community event on Friday evening from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at the Chateau at Sugarloaf. This is not part of the training; however, you are welcome to attend. Please share the information with any stepfamilies or professionals who work with stepfamilies that you may know in the area. For more information and to register for the evening event, please visit: Location: Chestnut Hill College The Commonwealth Chateau at SugarLoaf 9220 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19118. Hotel Information: Hampton Inn We have secured a reduced rate of $109 per night for arrival on May 2 and departure May 5, 2019. Please note: The cut-off date for reduced conference rate is April 2, 2019. Booking Link:,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT. Please note, the entire URL must be copied and pasted for it to work properly. Group Name: Chestnut Hill College - Stepfamily Conference Arrival Date: 02-May-2019 Departure Date: 05-May-2019 Cut-off Date: 02-Apr-2019 You can also book your reservations by calling the Hilton Reservations toll-free number at 1-800-HILTONS. Please mention the Chestnut Hill College - Stepfamily Conference at Hampton Inn Philadelphia/Plymouth Meeting or the unique code CHC to receive the group rate. Chestnut Hill Hotel: (Mention Chestnut Hill College to receive a discounted offer for the first night only) 8229 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia PA 19118 telephone: (215) 242-5905 web-site: Cancellation/Refund Policy for this workshop: If a registration is canceled for any reason, the individual or organization making the original tuition payment will receive: (1) a full refund, less an administrative fee of $25, if the cancellation request is received in writing within 15 days of the start of the session; (2) a refund of 50%, if the cancellation request is received in writing less than 15 days of the start of the session, but before the start date; (3) no refund for a 'No Show' or for a cancellation request received on the start date or after the session is in progress. Note: A registration may be transferred to another person for a $25 fee. Auburn University reserves the right to cancel courses due to low enrollment. If a course is canceled due to low enrollment, registration fees are refunded in full. If you have any additional questions, please contact: Teresa Wagoner Human Development & Family Studies (HDFS) 111 MWS Hall Auburn, AL 36849 Telephone: (334) 844-3238 Fax: (334) 844-3749 do not include Email:
Fee: $300.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Registration Fee$ 300.00
Course Fee (Alternate)PACFP Member Registration Fee$ 250.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Graduate Student$ 150.00

Chestnut Hill College

The Commonwealth Chateau at SugarLoaf
9220 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Teresa Wagoner

Date Day Time Location
05/03/2019Friday12M to 12M Chestnut Hill College
05/04/2019Saturday12M to 12M Chestnut Hill College


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