Parent seminars

Parent seminars

“The best part about the seminar was seeing the progress in our son and seeing the level of interest, involvement, and care taken by his guides, therapist, and Aspiro staff.”
Parent

The ultimate goal is that each family member learns to focus on how their behaviors affect family relationships.

Parent & Student Seminars

Midway through the program, you will attend parent seminar. The seminar is intended to provide a structured, positive reunion between you and your child. We know both you and your child have experienced change over the first several weeks and hope to offer a comfortable environment for your family to have a respectful understanding and effective reconnection.

You are likely to see many areas of growth within yourself and your child. It is also possible that you may see some regression of past behaviors or see areas where growth is still needed. The seminar is a two-day experience designed to provide learning opportunities through instruction and activities. Seminar topics include reducing collusion, healthy communication, and reconnecting family relationships. A primary goal at the parent seminar is for each family member to learn self- reflection strategies and how behavioral patterns affect family relationships.

Most parents attend a workshop midway through their son or daughter’s stay at Aspiro. Following the seminar students remain at Aspiro for a number of weeks, that will be collaboratively determined by the parents and primary therapist, based on student progress and plans for transition. Seminars are typically scheduled monthly. Parents are encouraged to work with their therapist to determine the most appropriate seminar to attend.

The parent seminar can be hard, but hopefully it is the “good kind of hard” that moves you and your family forward along life’s journey. We do our best to help make sure things go smoothly but we also understand and embrace the fact that therapy can sometimes be messy. Parents often describe the seminar as fun, relaxed, exciting and emotionally challenging.

The ultimate goal is that each family member learns to focus on how their behaviors affect family relationships.

The seminar is intended to provide a structured, positive reunion between you and your child. We know both you and your child have experienced change over these past weeks and hope to offer a comfortable environment in which your family can increase in love, respect, and understanding. You are likely to see many areas of growth in yourself and your Aspiro student. You may also see some regression to past behaviors or areas where growth is still needed. The workshop is a two-day experience designed to provide learning opportunities through instruction and activities. This will usually take place after four weeks or more into the student’s stay at Aspiro and at least 2 weeks prior to completion of the program.