Functioning Up: Self Regulation in Families Under Stress, March 2018
Dan Papero, Grant Shields, Laura Havstad
March 3, 2018
Courtyard by Marriott
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
6 CE Credits for Psychologists, MFTs & LCSWs
Video recordings are available for this conference. The full conference is available for download or streaming. Each conference session is also available separately for download or streaming. Watch the trailer, below. Then visit Vimeo to rent or purchase the full conference or individual sessions. You will need to log in or set up a Vimeo account. These videos are not professionally filmed or edited and are therefore priced very reasonably. The quality of the recordings is good enough to view and hear the speakers and their presentations but projected slides are often not clear enough to see. Clinical video portions are omitted for confidentiality.
We as humans have a remarkable and ancient stress response that successfully guides our behavior in reaction to clear and present danger. However, to respond effectively to the ongoing temptations and the emotional threats that emerge out of the complexities of modern social life—such as chronic stress in family systems—requires self regulated behavior to override these instinctive and automatic reactions. Emotional and physical health, as well as educational, occupational and relationship success depend on self-regulation in daily life, and when planning for the future.
Family systems, psychology and physiology govern behavior in ways that can lead to failures of self regulation and the undermining of our aspirations. Understanding the interdependent systems that produce our automatic reactions to acute and chronic stress clarifies what it takes to be in charge of oneself. This knowledge guides clinical practice when the stress of events and chronic patterns calls for the individual and the group to “function up.”
Program & Schedule
8:15 Welcome & Introduction
8:30 Dan Papero: Chronic stress & tension in the family—How chronic tension in the family system impacts the functioning of family members.
10:00 Grant Shields: Uncovering the biology behind poor self regulation: A model of self regulatory failure—What’s known and unknown of the biology behind successful and failed self-regulation, and a novel hypothesis.
12:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:30 Laura Havstad: Weight Loss: Self Regulation or the Family System? A report of current research findings raises the question, is weight loss due to self regulation or the family system?
2:45 Dan Papero: Working on Self in a Chronically Anxious System—Assisting members of an anxious family system to function up in clinical practice.