May 3

Posted by: reflectivecommunities

Three-part program:

Monday, June 21, 2021: 9:30 am -1:30 pm

Tuesday, June 22, 2021: 9:30 am -1:30 pm

Wednesday, June 23, 2021: 9:30 am -1:30 pm

This intensive Level 1 Training is designed for mental health specialists. Participants learn about a new approach to early intervention with parents based on a theoretical model of cognitive and emotional development emphasizing reflective functioning, or parental mentalization. The training provides participants with a base of knowledge, a new way to work with central issues in parent-child relationships, and a step-by-step method that can be utilized to help parents think in a more reflective way. Level 1 Training is a pre-requisite for Level 2 co-facilitation of a 12-week Reflective Parenting Workshop.

Completion of Level 2 Training is required to conduct RPP parent groups.


The group is led by John Greinenberger, Ph.D.

John F. Grienenberger, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and developmental researcher. He is the founder and program developer of the Reflective Parenting Program and the Reflective Care Program, core components of Center for Reflective Communities. He has extensive experience in psychodynamic psychotherapy and mentalization-based individual and family work, and has trained hundreds of therapists in his mentalization-based model of treatment.

Dr. Grienenberger has authored numerous papers and presentations, and developed training programs in the areas of psychotherapy, attachment, mentalization, and parenting. He conducts trainings and presentations nationally and internationally. Most recently, he was awarded a major federal grant from NICHD to do a randomized-control trial study of the Reflective Parenting Program with at-risk families. He has a private practice in West Los Angeles conducting psychological and neuropsychological testing as well as providing psychotherapy to children, adults, families, and couples.

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