Rewriting the Parent-Child Script with Krissy Pozatek
When a teen is struggling, the parent-child relationship is frequently also stuck in negative patterns and dynamics. A teen may act out through power-struggles, negotiations, manipulation, drama and games in the home, defiance or simply shutting down.
Underlying these patterns is typically enmeshment in the parent-child relationship. In this masterclass, Krissy Pozatek, MSW, will be discussing these enmeshed patterns in the parent-child relationship and how parents can rewrite the parent-child script.
Krissy Pozatek, MSW, started in the wilderness therapy, adolescent and young adult treatment field in 1996. She graduated from Middlebury College with a joint undergraduate degree in environmental studies and geography. Krissy completed her graduate training in clinical social work, at both Smith College School for Social Work and at N.M. Highlands University. Krissy’s clinical experience includes the treatment of depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, adoption issues, trauma, self-harming behavior, substance abuse, and family system problems.
Krissy currently works as a parent coach with parents of struggling adolescents and young adults, in her coaching practice, Parallel Process LLC, established in 2006. Conducting parent workshops, staff trainings, and speaking engagements all over the country.
You can find Krissy Pozatek work here:
The Parallel Process: Growing Alongside Your Adolescent or Young Adult Child in Treatment
Brave Parenting: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Raising Emotionally Resilient Children
Brave Teaching: Bringing Emotional-Resiliency Skills From the Wilderness to the Classroom