Reparenting Yourself While Parenting Your Own Children: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Breaking Generational Patterns - Melissa Nissen





1 March 2022 Live & On Demand


UK: 14:30 – 21:30
North America: 9:30 – 16:30 EST / 6:30 – 13:30 PT

CPD & CE credits available: 6


TRAINING information

This online training is streaming live on the 1st March 2022.

The digital recording will be released to all participants on the 3rd March. The recording and associated resources will then be accessible through your Essential Therapy Training account for 365 days.

Course Description

Emotional and behavioral patterns begin in early childhood, being molded, and shaped by those around the child (parents, siblings, extended family, etc.). As a now grown adult you may have come to realize that your parents modeled certain things you want to continue, healthy ways of communicating or handling stress and there may be behavioral patterns, emotions, and ways of deal with stress that you do not want to continue in your own life, and with your own children.

Especially when people become parents or are about to become parents, they start to think about what they want their parenting style to include and what they do not want to include. As to-be-parents read books and follow all the parenting Instagram accounts, they often start to think about the ways they were raised and think about how they want to raise their children.  But even with all the information available, often we as human revert to what we know, what was modeled for us and what has worked in the past.

Through gentle introspection we can learn to become our own best parent. We can help support ourselves in those areas that could use some support, some “parental advice”, some kindness and love, rather than the beating up we tend to do to ourselves. This helps us to be better humans to all the other humans around us.

During this webinar, participants will be presented with doable and usable information and activities that will support them in becoming their own best parent, therefore influencing the parenting strategy and style they use with their own children. In this trauma-informed approach to “re-parenting themselves”, participants will also learn many techniques that will help support the child/parent relationship, while also empowering the parent to utilize more compassion, grace and a gentle, yet firm approach to parenting.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will learn a trauma-informed approach to “re-parenting themselves” while they may be simultaneously parenting their own children (or in preparation of having children/working with children or parents.)
  • Participants will gain a basic understanding of trauma from an individual, familial, and generational analysis.
  • Participants will learn how trauma can present itself within our behavioral and emotional patterns and will learn to identify potential trauma responses and how we can use this information to guide our reparenting and parenting.
  • Participants will gain insight and knowledge related to generational patterns within their family as it relates to parenting, emotional well-being, self-expression, coping skills, etc.
  • Participants will learn positive reinforcement-based techniques to increase pro-social behavior and decrease maladaptive behavior while striving to continually nurture the child/parent relationship.

About the Speaker

Melissa Nissen is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and the Founder of Positive Change Behavior Support, where she works as a Behavioral Consultant and Parenting Coach.  She holds a Bachelors in Psychology from Midland University and a Masters in Behavior Analysis from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

With her education Melissa is classically trained in the science of fixing or changing behaviors through environmental changes, focusing largely on just observable behavior. But through her own life experiences, becoming a trauma-informed practitioner and embracing her own inner needs, Melissa began the journey from “science of fixing behaviors” to the “art of helping others”. Through her company she works with families and focuses largely on interpersonal familial relationships, parent training and coaching parents in reparenting themselves. She also completes developmental and behavioral assessments for a local early intervention clinic.

For the last 6 years Melissa has also been performing improv and stand-up comedy in Omaha, NE. One of her favorite things is teaching improv courses for all ages and disabilities at a local theater.


CPD & CE credits available: 6

How do I receive these credits?

The participant must pass the multiple-choice test with a minimum score of 80%. There is a maximum of three attempts to achieve this.

The post-test is included in the price of the training.

Does my regulatory body accept the credits?

The CPD & CE credits awarded can be used towards your declaration to any governing regulatory body in your state or country, provided the content is relevant to your discipline.

Our trainings are accredited by:

– The CPD Group, London
– Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
– Australian Counselling Association

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Reparenting Yourself While Parenting Your Own Children: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Breaking Generational Patterns - Melissa Nissen

1 March 2022 Live & On Demand

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