Dr. David Flohr 11.08.2008 05:54

This ParentCircle training is conducted as a hands on "how to" approach to the model. The focus is on illumination of the concepts, working with the actual processes in real time and then processing to heighten learnings and more fully integrate the experience. The goal is for participant's to achieve initial competency in running a ParentCircle group & program.


The ParentCircle is a safe, energetic ongoing group process, which combines Parent Education, Personal Growth and Support processes to empower parents and facilitate the resolution of unsatisfying core patterns. The ParentCircle meets every other week for a 2-hour block of time. I will limit the size of the group to 10. This is a "parent focused" group rather then a "child focused" group. Regular attendance is very important and I encourage you to consider this only if you are ready to make a strong commitment to the process. Couples, single parents, foster parents, grandparents with primary parenting responsibilities, gay & lesbian parents are all welcome. If you come as a couple I force you (smile) to sit separately and at least pretend you are highly differentiated from each other.


Within the ParentCircle there is laughter, the hardest core work, opportunities for parent education/training and the availability of the ongoing support so necessary for any enduring and meaningful change and growth to unfold.


Demonstrations of processes:

Co-parenting Dialogue Process ; ParentCircle Process; Initial Parent Interview Process; Group as Expert Process


Experiential Component

·         Training group will operate as a real time ParentCircle for four 90 minute

·         Participants will engage in several processes the training group designed to help to identify their growth edges as trainers/therapists of parents.


Two formats of this workshop presentation will be available during this event:

Option 1: Two-day pre-conference workshop

Option 2: 3 our workshop as part of the conference program.


David F. Flohr, Ph.D., CGP is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Group Psychotherapist and an Advanced Clinician in Imago Relationship Therapy with over twenty years experience working with group based approaches to the self development of the parent. His current focus is developing the Self-As-Parent: the pathways model which is a comprehensive approach to parent development. The ParentCircle is a core component of this model.