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What Workshop Would You Benefit From?

August 15, 2016

Are you a therapist, collaborative family lawyer or mediator?

I am contemplating what workshops I would like to offer in the coming season and thought I would ask readers of my blog for input.

Most of the workshops I have provided have been sponsored by other agencies or organizations. While I will continue to offer workshops through other organizations, I was thinking about offering some workshops directly from my home office (two locations – Hamilton and Georgina) in small groups of no more than 8 to 10 people. Depending on interest, I could contemplate offering workshops through other peoples’ offices.

I was contemplating workshops for therapists and workshops for family law lawyers and mediators.

For all groups, I was thinking about workshops designed to facilitate your practice, to actually increase or improve one’s practice from a business perspective. I have found that therapists and family lawyers alike have difficulty attracting and keeping clients and as such, worry about developing a successful practice. There are so many ways to improve one’s practice and I do enjoy helping others to be successful.

The other workshop I was considering would be directed to therapists in private practice. I find that many private therapists struggle when working with separated parents in conflict. Many therapists worry about competing demands and how to be helpful to children between separated parents.

I was also thinking about offering workshops to all groups with regard to working with challenging people and situations.

These days I find there are so many workshops available to practitioners that there is a crowded market for continuing education. Rather than guessing at peoples learning needs, why not ask people directly. I also think that offering small group learning opportunities is a great way to maximize the learning experience.

Please feel free to email me privately or comment on this blog below or through my social media. I look forward to hearing from you and being of service. What workshop would you contemplate attending? It doesn’t need to be something I have mentioned above. In what area would you like to grow?

By the way, my workshops are always unique in that they are tailored to the learning needs of the participants – even when in large groups. I always begin by asking what people hope to get from the experience, what their learning needs are, what they are struggling with, what they hope I will address. Only then do I next deliver information and facilitate learning. That’s way all my workshops are evaluated so well. You can access many of my workshop evaluations here.

I am Gary Direnfeld and I am a social worker. Please check out my services and then call me if you need help with a child behavior or relationship issue. I also offer consultation services to family law lawyers and therapists. Feeling stuck or challenged? Give me a call.

Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW

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Gary Direnfeld is a social worker. Courts in Ontario, Canada, consider him an expert in social work, marital and family therapy, child development, parent-child relations and custody and access matters. Gary is the host of the TV reality show, Newlywed, Nearly Dead, parenting columnist for the Hamilton Spectator and author of Marriage Rescue: Overcoming the ten deadly sins in failing relationships. Gary maintains a private practice in Dundas and Georgina Ontario, providing a range of services for people in distress. He speaks at conferences and workshops throughout North America.

If your relationship is faltering, then set it as your priority.

Read: Marriage Rescue: Overcoming ten deadly sins in failing relationships

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