"BRINGING BABY HOME" Workshops are great for couples!
3 Workshops: Attend One or More
or call to schedule individual parenting coaching for couples
About the Bringing Baby Home Program :
The state of the art program for couples, designed by nationally renowned couples experts John and Julie Gottman of the Gottman Institute, combines scientific research and public education to improve the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening their families:
"What now?" is the question most parents ask when they bring home a new baby. As exciting as the birth of a child can be, it can also be an incredibly stressful and tiring experience. Couples find it difficult to find the time and energy to focus on each other as they deal with this "new normal".
As a new or expecting parent, you and your partner will learn how to gain relationship satisfaction and create healthy social, emotional and intellectual development for your child. These carefully designed workshops allow you to follow along with the workbook (yours to keep) while you learn about how couples cope with these changes, what to expect for each other and yourself, and how to understand and connect with your child. Activities that you and your partner do together and with the group will enhance the learning and offer more than a few chances to laugh, gain a sense of empowerment, ask questions and get emotionally prepared in remarkable ways.
- Promote Positive Parent-Baby Interactions
- Promote Quality Involvement for Both Parents
- Reduce the Incidence or Severity of Postpartum Mood Disorders
- Maintain Relationship Satisfaction After Having a Baby
Research indicates that participation in this program has long lasting positive outcomes for parents and their babies, learn more by visiting:www.gottman.com/about-the-bringing-baby-home-program/
UPCOMING BBH PROGRAMS
OFFERED AT SEQUENCE
TRANSITION TO PARENTHOOD
February 11th 2017 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
This class will help you understand the psychological, physical and emotional changes that accompany parenthood; how your relationship influences your children; and identify ways to maintain the friendship in your relationship with all these new changes. Lecture and discussion format.
MANAGING STRESS AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
March 4th 2017 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The stress of parenting adds an additional layer of complexity to an already busy life. This workshop will help you identify the warning signs of stress, learn about effective and ineffective ways to manage your stress, and most importantly tools you can use to soothe your children after you have an argument. Lecture and discussion format.
EMOTIONAL COMMUNICATION AND CHILDREN
April 1st 2017 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The emotional development of babies and children is critical to their overall wellbeing. It is not uncommon for parents to feel overwhelmed in satisfying the emotional needs of children. This workshop will help you in learning the five basic steps of emotional coaching that will get you to be more in tune with your children and help them develop a range of emotional experiences. Lecture, Discussion and Video.
Includes: Workbook & copy of powerpoint presentation for each program in the series.
Anchal Khanna, MS, LCMFT
Individual, Couples and Group Therapist, Certified Gottman Educator
Anchal Khanna MS, LCMFT is a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist with over thirteen years of experience as an individual and couples therapist, group facilitator and trainer. She works with adults from diverse backgrounds who are concerned about a range of issues.
Her work experience as a therapist has included working in outpatient settings such as university counseling centers, private practice and mental health agencies. Along with working as a therapist with Sequence she currently also works as Assistant Director at the counseling center of George Mason University.
Anchal has completed the advanced level of the Gottman method of couples therapy. She is certified as a Gottman Educator to facilitate a program for new and expecting parents that helps them sustain their relationship and be effective parents. She is also a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor. She has significant experience in leading workshops on varied topics for clinicians, paraprofessionals and non-mental health groups. A mother of two girls, Anchal is delighted to offer the Gottman workshops to expecting parents and parents of toddlers!
Gabriel Chernoff, LCSW-C
Individual, Couples and Group Therapist, Certified Gottman Educator
Gabriel Chernoff MSW, LCSW-C , is a skilled therapist working in the Greater Washington area for over 15 years, who enjoys working with individuals and groups, and most often he can be found counseling couples. Gabriel's training includes a Bachelors degree from American University and Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago.
Adding to the educational mix are many years of training in multiple clinical techniques, including the renowned Gottman Style of Couples Therapy. He attended the Gottman Institute in Seattle in 2013 where he received the distinction of becoming a Certified Gottman Educator of the Bringing Baby Home Program.
Himself a father of a son and daughter, Gabriel brings warmth, humor and a clear perspective on the challenges couples face with the birth of their first child. He welcomes the opportunity to guide you through this period of transition with information that will make things much smoother. This time of great change can be fortified to ensure it is a time of connection, as your couple becomes a family.
Workshop Fee: $100.00 per couple per each 2 hour workshop, includes workbook and powerpoint presentation materials, refreshments provided.
Private Couples Session Fee: This may be offered for couples facing complex issues who prefer an individualized approach, or as a follow up for couples who have completed the workshop series and would like additional support and guidance. 120.00 for a 1.5 hour couples intensive with you and your partner ( the later is an insurance reimburseable service, please discuss with the therapist offering the program)
Facilitators: Gabriel Chernoff, LCSW-C, Anchal Khanna, MS, LCMFT
For registration questions please contact: 240-200-5401 ext. 3, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: This program is offered in this setting for couples. Same-sex partners and couples adopting an infant are welcome. If you are interested in scheduling an individual couples session, please contact Gabriel Chernoff or Anchal Khanna at the numbers listed above to discuss this option.
Location, Parking and Accessibility:
Classes are offered at the office of Sequence Counseling and Consulting Services on Tower Oaks Blvd. , located near the intersection of Montrose Rd. and 270, convenient from Silver Spring, Kensington, Bethesda, Potomac, Rockville, Olney and Gaithersburg. The lovely offices inlcude a large living room style meeting space. Light refreshments will be served.
Free parking available in the front of the building, with additional parking in the garage to the left of the driveway and before you reach Building 3204. Handicapped parking is available directly in front of the building and at the rear entrance.
Policies, Refunds and Cancellations:
Days from Workshop
FULL REFUND OR
1 Day-13 Days
$25 Administrative Fee OR
Within 24 hours of workshop
NO REFUNDS or CREDITS
- Refunds will be processed via the same payment method that the registrant used to originally register for the training (i.e., a credit card refund will be issued for credit card payment)
- Registrants who receive a credit towards a future training may apply 100% of the registration tuition to another workshop and must use that credit letter within 6 months from the date it was issued.
- Sequence reserves the right to cancel workshops that are undersubscribed. Registrants will be notified no later than one week prior to the cancelled training. Registrants of workshops cancelled by Sequence can request either a full refund or a course credit to be used within 6 months from the date of issue.
- In the event of a weather-related emergency or other exigent circumstance (e.g., building power outage), Sequence reserves the right to change the workshop location and/or reschedule the workshop. Registrants will be notified immediately of any such changes.
- Sequence reserves the right to change this workshop location. In the event that the location is changed, participants will be notified via email or phone no later than one week prior to the scheduled date of the workshop
- Should a credit go unused by the stated expiration date (6 months from date of issue), the credit is forfeited by the registrant.
- All circumstances which do not fall under these guidelines are handled on a case-by case basis at the liberty of Sequence.
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