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Professional Development

Parental Identity Discovery™ (PID) is an original 3 CE unit course thoughtfully integrating a unique combination of grief, trauma and family systems skills to support the Non-Paternal Event, aka Not Parent Expected (NPE), population discovering secret, falsified or mislead parentage.

The objective of PID training is to help NPE clients assimilate the unwanted changes in their identity, mood and family dynamics, increasing coping skills and self-actualization. In this multimodal, multimedia course, LMFT, LCSW, LEP, LPC will develop a sophisticated understanding of the clinical implications of NPE and learn to utilize specific interventions for clinical work. A unique and growing subpopulation to grief and trauma, NPE have specific needs not often met in a single mental health professional until this course.

Jodi pioneered Parental Identity Discovery™ to provide a cohesive, integrated protocol dedicated to this growing and often misunderstood population.  As an NPE herself, Jodi experienced the profound struggle with identity, grief and unwanted changes in family dynamics personally. Using her professional skills as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist she developed this training to help other mental health professionals expand their understanding and empathy for an emerging population.


January 11th, 2020 8:45am-12pm Pacific
Webinar $100.00




Outline of Course

  1. History of NPE
    1. Definition
    2. Categories of NPE
    3. Influence of adoption
  2. The 7 Key Characteristics
  3. Working with Trauma
    1. EMDR / Flash
    2. Parental Identity Discovery™ Treatment Technique
      1. Create a plan
      2. Develop Desiliency
      3. Build Strengths
      4. Forward Thinking

Sampling of Objectives

  1. State the 7 Key Characteristics & identify at least 2 interventions
  2. Formulate If/Then flowcharts for goal planning
  3. Prepare clients to navigate narcissistic family styles
  4. Describe the 9 Steps of Parental Identity Discovery™ Treatment Techniques
  5. Compare theories of identity formation and app to NPE
To demonstrate interest in this new training please submit the contact form to stay tuned for updates on upcoming webinars and in-person trainings.

The course meets requirements for 3 CEUS for LMFT, LPC, LEP & LCSW as required by California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists – CEU Provider #60295. APA credential pending.
  • 15 minute break not counted toward CEU hours
  • Certificates of completion award in exchange for participation and completed evaluations
  • Cancelation & Refunds: 100% refund given up to 7 calendar days prior to event, 50% refund given 7 days or less, except same day cancelations forfeit entire fee
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