Parenting and the Cone of Freedom Model: How to Get Better Results with Less Effort

Earn 3.0 CEUs!  $30 for MAMFT members, $60 for non-members

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Presented By: Samantha Franklin, MA, LMFT & Stanley Thiele, MA, LMFT, LP

Workshop Description: The Cone of Freedom Parenting Model is a developmental paradigm that gives family therapists both a coherent structure for family therapy and a set of skills to transfer to their clients. It balances structure with autonomy needs as these change over the course of time. It is based on the precepts of children learning on their own through structured freedom, natural and logical consequences, understanding the relevance of communal versus private needs, the intelligent use of power, and the means by which structure is established and maintained.

Workshop Objectives: -Understand the philosophical ideas that provide coherence to the Cone of Freedom model (flow of duty, nature of power, end game of parenting). -Understand the theories of learning that support the Cone of Freedom model. -Understand the ways and means by which structure is established and maintained. -Understand how nurturing can be used “intelligently” within a family system. -Learn how to use the therapeutic process to get the best results (who we meet with, when we meet with them, and what we talk about).

Presenter Bios:

Sam Franklin has worked in a variety of settings, such as clinics, schools, residential settings, and has also provided community based mental health services. She has previously worked with at-risk youth and their families, as well as facilitated DBT groups and day treatment. Sam currently runs an anger management group in addition to her individual and relational work with clients in private practice.

Stanley Thiele has been a practicing psychotherapist specializing in mood disorders for the last 15 years. He has been working with family and children in both residential and clinical settings for the duration of that time.


Refund Policy: 

Requests must be made in writing. Refunds will be given on requests received 10 days prior to the training event. A 20% administrative fee per person will be deducted from all cancellations. No refunds will be given if received less than 10 days prior to the event, but registrants can transfer their registration to another person.

Date & Location

Brother Louis Hall
Room 105
2304 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404

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Fri October 4, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Presenter(s): Samantha Franklin, MA, LMFT & Stanley Thiele, MA, LMFT, LP