Supporting Parents and Parenting with Compassion and Self-compassion: A Workshop for Professionals Working with Families

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Liliana Lengua, Ph.D., Yaffa Maritz, LMHC, Larissa Duncan, Ph.D., and Sona Dimidjian, Ph.D.

Supporting Parents and Parenting with Compassion and Self-compassion: A Workshop for Professionals Working with Families

8:15 am - 4:30 pm
CCFW, 3903 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

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Do you work with parents and families? Do you want to learn compassion-based practices that you can share with them to promote effective parenting and emotional well-being for all family members? If so, join our four expert presenters in parenting, compassion, and self-compassion for this interactive workshop. The presenters will highlight research behind compassion-based practices and parenting strategies, and introduce a variety of skills that participants can share with families in community and clinical settings. Participants can receive up to 6 CEUs for participating. 

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the components of mindfulness and compassion practices and some of the cognitive mechanisms used (e.g., attention regulation, perspective taking)
  • Understand the role of these practices in promoting well-being and self-care among parents
  • Identify effective practices for parents and children based on their context and need 

CCFW has brought together three national experts in parenting, mindfulness and compassion; their modules include:

  • "An intro to Mindful Self-Compassion: the myths, the research, the practice" - Yaffa Maritz, LMHC
  • “Parenting Basics - Why mindfulness, compassion and self-compassion are needed to support parenting” - Liliana Lengua, PhD
  • “Parent mental health and well-being: How mindfulness and compassion support parent mental health” - Sona Dimidjian, PhD 
  • "Using Self-Compassion, Compassion, and Lovingkindness Practices to Support Mindful Parenting for Ourselves and Others" - Larissa Duncan, PhD

Date and Time

Saturday, April 21, 2018

8:15am – 4:30pm

Workshop Course Fees

Regular registration fee: $150.00, which includes a Certificate of Completion for 6.5 hours for licensed psychologistsmarriage and family therapistsmental health counselors, and social workers  in Washington State. 

If you are interested in financial assistance, CCFW offers two options:

  • Income-based reduced fee of $125 available to individuals with an annual household income from all sources of $60,000 or less. For more details, please email 
  • A limited number of scholarships are available per course. To apply for a scholarship, please review criteria and complete the application form at  Note: Scholarship applicants will be notified no later than 3 weeks prior to the workshop. Applicants must wait to register for the course until a decision has been made in order to qualify.  

**NEW** UW Affiliate Discounts

  • 20% for UW Faculty & Employees. Use your UW email address to register, include department name, office, and position.
  • 25% if paying with a UW budget number. UW Budget number is required at registration.

Workshop Details

The workshop is Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM. Participants will have an 80 minute break for lunch. There are places to eat within walking distance of CCFW or feel free to bring your own lunch: you are welcome to use the kitchen which has a regrigerator and a microwave. The workshop will be limited to 25 people.

National experts and presenters of this workshop:

Yaffa Maritz, LMHC, Founder and Director of the Community of Mindful Parenting, co-founder of Listening Mothers and clinical director of both Listening Mothers and Reflective Parenting, two research based parenting programs.

Liliana Lengua, PhD,  University of Washington, Professor of Psychology, Director of Center for Child & Family Well-Being


Sona Dimidjian, PhD, University of Colorado-Boulder, Associate Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Director of CU CREST


Larissa Duncan, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Associate Director of Center for Child & Family Well-Being