Professional & Community Events
The Language of Flowers: The Search for Connection with Children in Foster Care
From thistle to red carnations to mistletoe, Vanessa Diffenbaugh's book The Language of Flowers tells a compelling story of how a young woman, recovering from trauma associated with attachment injuries, progresses from extreme estrangement to connection with herself and others. The discussion will highlight the therapeutic approaches utilized by the characters in Victoria's journey. This event is for people who may love this book and who are interested in attachment issues associated with foster care and adoption.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Francis Bigda-Peyton, Ed.D., Cert. Psya.,is on the faculty at BGSP and has a private practice in Brookline and Bedford, MA. She has had extensive experience working with the parents of adopted children and is an avid reader of books that enhance her understanding of the human psyche.
Lorette Dussault, LICSW, is an advanced candidate at BGSP and is the clinical director of Foster Forward, a Rhode Island agency which works with foster parents, focusing on the well-being and permanency of care issues with foster children. She has a private practice in Providence and is an adoptive parent.
1.5 CE Credits
$10 in advance, $15 at the door
Participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the concept of an "emotional experience."
2. List three emotional experiences that can create change.
3. Discuss how to search for or access emotional experiences that create change.