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The Reflective Parent: How to Do Less and Relate More with Your Kids  |  View Full Calendar

Presented by Regina Pally, M.D.


Dr. Pally presents the ideas in her book, “The Reflective Parent: How to do Less and  Relate more with your Kids” (2017; W.W. Norton).  Reflective Parenting is a model grounded in the most up to date research on Child Development and Neuroscience that has identified the reflective capacity of the parent as the best predictor of healthy long-term development in children. This book, written for parents and clinicians, aims to counteract much of the excessive worry and self-doubt that parents feel these days, through the reassurance that there is ‘no one right way to parent’ and no one right answer to every problem. Dr. Pally  talks about teaching parents a new way to think about their role as parent, in order to increase their self-confidence so that they can discover for themselves what solutions fit best for them and their child. She explains why the relationship is more important than anything else a parent does for their child. She gives examples of how the tools and guiding principles of Reflective Parenting can be incorporated into ongoing individual psychotherapy.


Learning Objectives

As a result of attending this learning activity, participants should be able to


•             Describe  the basic tools of Reflective Parenting

•             Explain at least 4 of the 10 guiding principles of Reflective Parenting

•             Apply the model of Reflective Parenting to the 1:1 clinical psychotherapy situation


Regina Pally, M.D., is a member of NCP, an author of several books, a gifted teacher and a clinician for over 35 years with a focus on interpersonal relationships, especially within families.  She is the Founder and Co-Director of Center for Reflective Communities, (CRC) a non-profit organization that ‘puts the relationship first’.  CRC believes that when relationships are safe, accepting, emotionally responsive, and supportive it can transform lives - most especially of children and families.


Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM – 3 CE credits

$55 Pre-registration, $30 Student Rate, $65 at the door




IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of these CME/CE programs have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.



These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates these Live Activities for the maximum of 3 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



The New Center for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. New Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for its programs and content. Full attendance is required for psychologists to receive credit; partial credit may not be awarded based on APA guidelines. For the psychologists’ records, certificates of attendance are provided at the completion of the course.



The New Center for Psychoanalysis is an approved provider for continuing education credits for LCSWs and MFCCs/MFTs (provider # PCE 674). These courses meet the qualifications for 3 continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Please see the individual program for the number of CE credits awarded for each course. Only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity may be claimed for credit.



The New Center for Psychoanalysis is an accredited provider approved by the

California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP1112). Registered Nurses may

claim only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity for credit.



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New Center for Psychoanalysis

2014 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025

Or Phone-In Registration: (310) 478-6541, Ext. 10


PARKING: Limited parking is available behind the NCP building with entry on Beloit Ave.