Barriers and Pathways to Connecting with Adolescents

Barriers and Pathways to Connecting with Adolescents is a three-hour workshop that explores behaviors parents or professional helpers may be inadvertently doing that creates barriers to connecting with adolescents. This is achieved by exploring and understanding the importance of a regulated nervous system in order to have the adolescent access their adult.

Anyone who works or lives with adolescents and experiences conflict that seems automatic and heated can benefit from this workshop.

Dates: Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          Register Here
Cost: $35 per participant
: Kristine Pau and Jose Diaz

Registration closes a week before the scheduled workshop


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Kristine Pau is a clinician with the Family Therapy Services Program at New Directions.  She has a Bachelor of Science from the University of the Philippines and a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Winnipeg.  Kristine uses an Attachment and Trauma-informed approach in her work with individuals, couples and families.  She has taught and supervises graduate students from the University of Winnipeg.


Jose Diaz is a clinician with the Family Therapy Services Program for New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults and Families in Winnipeg. He completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Winnipeg and received his Master of Social Work from the University of Manitoba. Originally from El Salvador, Jose is fluent in English and Spanish. In his work he uses a trauma informed, person-centered approach and strives to make every person with whom he works feel respected, understood, and supported.