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Posttraumatic Growth in Parents of Children with Autism:

Helping Facilitate Growth and Healing

As a clinician you likely engage with parents of children with Autism that experience great struggle and challenge in their parenthood journey. This stress also impacts child outcomes significantly. You have helped these parents cope, and supported them in experiencing resilience. Imagine that you can be a part of facilitating a possible transformation - of reconstructing the narrative and supporting parents beyond coping and resilience. Post-traumatic growth (PTG) represents positive psychological change occurring in some who suffered trauma. In this workshop, you will gain an understanding of the unique multilayered compounding parenthood experience of parents of children with ASD, the ways in which these parents uniquely cope, the markers of PTG in these parents, as well as an understanding of how to help facilitate PTG in this population. You will gain not only an understanding of but receive an introductory overview of a set of tools and skills that can support you in the mastery of listening for and nurturing posttraumatic growth.


Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the definition of PTG and how it pertains to parents of children with ASD.
  2. Know the main differences in the parenthood experiences of parents of children with ASD, and how it differs from the experience of any other parent.
  3. Understand the findings of new research about PTG in this population.
  4. Know 3 strategies for helping to facilitate PTG with parents of children with ASD. 

Date: 7/18/2022, Monday

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Online

Contact: Stephanie Deshommes

New York Therapy Placement Services, Inc. active providers and parents receiving services through NYTPS Inc. are eligible to attend at a discounted rate. For this discount code, please email Stephanie Deshommes.

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Speaker: Dr. Victoria Grinman

Victoria is a psychotherapist, educator and speaker with over 15 years of experience supporting individuals of all ages and differences in life perspectives, and their families. She has delivered relationship success between parents and their children, partners and team members for 15+ years. Victoria is a dual-licensed clinician and an expert on the experience of posttraumatic growth in parents of young adult children with Autism. She is the founder of Growing Kind Minds LLC, private practice and global community platform. She has extensive experience providing individual, group and family therapeutic services utilizing an integrative approach that is informed by theory and grounded in a holistic and strengths-based perspective. She has been invited to be a speaker at universities, organizations and community groups on topics that span the areas of yoga and mindfulness, play therapy, neuropsychology education, emotional literacy, education, clinical practice, disabilities, trauma and autism; and provides consultation in program development, and social-emotional curriculum building and implementation to schools and corporations.


Disclosure Information

Financial: The speaker for this event receives a speaker fee for this engagement. Non-Financial: There are no non-financial disclosures. Target audience: BCBAs, BCaBAs, Teachers, Providers and Parents. Content level: Introductory. Course Completion for ASHA CEU's: This course is offered for .2 ASHA CEU’s Introductory level, Professional area. Participants will receive a certificate of completion. Successful completion for full ASHA CEU credit requires attendance for the entire course, meeting the contact hours, and completing the course evaluation. Special Accommodations/Accessibility: New York Therapy Placement Services welcomes participants with disabilities. Please contact Stephanie Deshommes at 718-264-1640 or to discuss disability accommodations needed to participate fully in this event. Refund/Cancellation Policy: Tuition will be refunded less a $5.00 processing fee, if written notification is received by New York Therapy Placement Services up to two weeks prior to the workshop. Two weeks to 48 hours prior to the workshop date 50%; 48 hours prior to workshop, no refund would be available. Complaint Policy: We respect your input, for concerns or complaints during the registration process, during the event, or after the course please contact us at or call the office at 718-264-1640.


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