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Furthering and preserving the work of Dr. Violet Oaklander, eminent child and adolescent psychotherapist

Due to the current health concerns and travel restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 virus, we will be postponing our upcoming conference scheduled for May 1st-3rd. Our current plan is to reschedule our exciting conference for about a year from now, exact date to be determined.

In response to this health emergency, we are also planning to share information with an eye toward future trends in this environment. Topics we hope to be addressing via email and articles in our newsletter (at VSOF.Org ) include exploring the unique aspects of applying the Oaklander Model to on-line therapy with children and adolescents, therapeutic resources and tools for grief and loss, and maintaining the important balance of both social distancing and social connection in the present context.

Although we are sad to postpone this important fund-raising event to support our international training, we are excited about VSOF's future efforts to promote healing for children and adolescents around the world through the Oaklander Model of psychotherapy. Check this website regularly for further updates regarding development and learning opportunities of the Oaklander Model.

Just For Now: Virtual Use of the Oaklander Model in a Time of Crisis by Karen Fried

"Just for Now" immediately suggests a way to frame therapy during this time. It reminds therapists and families that we should now embrace crisis-oriented goals and interventions that strengthen children's sense of self and resilience, and that we should postpone any deeper work to help them respond to the immediate situation- the most relevant and ambitious task we have.


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