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Přemysl Ulman

Přemysl Ulman

Family therapist lately focusing on therapeutic work with families going through divorce or after divorce, where there is higher than usual level of conflicts.


Short note: Abstract

When parents disagree… Therapeutic work with divorced “fighting” parents

Working with divorced or divorcing parents we sometimes notice rising fights between these parents. The children, as the most vulnerable element of the family system, suffer in such situations the most. The „fighting“ parents are often convinced that their children see the other parent in the same light as they do. As a consequence they try to „protect“ the child from the other parent, which in reality may mean denigration and demonization of the other parent. Offering therapeutic services to such fighting parents we got inspired by the work of Dutch psychologist Justine Van Lawick, who offers to these „fighting“ parents group family therapy, where parents and their children work in two separate parallel groups. The scope is to offer the parents an experience of what children are through in conflict saturated situations. Recently we try to bring into this group work the thoughts of the postmodern therapy approaches, to not only help the parents view the problematic of conflicts with the eyes of their children, but to also support the exceptions to the well known conflict saturated patterns of interaction and to foster the creation of new preferred life stories.


Workshop 2017 Werner Schütze (DE)

Dr. Werner Schütze:

We wholeheartedly invite you to an experiential workshop, centered on the experience of being in dialogue. The workshop is suited for people who are interested in the field of mental health care, are currently working in the field, or wish doing so in future.

When: 24. - 25. 11. 2017
Where: Brno

more info..


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