GLADNEY UNIVERSITY The purpose of Gladney University is to equip clients and professionals with the knowledge they need to help provide positive and healthy outcomes for the children we serve. Gladney University provides adoptive parents with education and support before, during and after their adoption. This education and support helps Gladney provide the finest adoption experience possible, and its part of Gladney’s promise of family for life. Additionally, Gladney University provides medical professionals, counselors, social service advocates and community members with cutting edge continuing education programs by offering relevant and engaging, web-based and in person educational adoption and child welfare resources. Gladney is uniquely positioned to provide outstanding training to parents and professionals because of our 130-year history of serving families and children. Our staff is highly qualified, experienced and compassionate. This combination creates dynamic and very successful training programs.


Please join Gladney University as we welcome Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S , EMDRIA Approved Consultant, who will be presenting the training Permission to Breathe: Patiently Growing Yourselves and Your Children. Raising children is hard under the best of circumstances. When you consider the many complexities that adopted children experience, parenting becomes even more complicated. While it can be helpful to pursue educational support for understanding how to navigate these dynamics, a crucial parenting strategy for adoptive parents has more to do with monitoring their own inner world than trying new techniques and interventions. The attachment and trauma struggles that impact adopted children will also stir attachment and trauma struggles in parents. This training will provide opportunity for parents to patiently evaluate and plan for their own development, while being encouraged to have permission to breathe.

About the Speaker

Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, EMDRIA Approved Consultant

Marshall Lyles has 15 years of practice in family and play therapy. He has extensive speaking and training experience and has worked in a variety of mental health settings. Most of Marshall’s clinical practice has focused on attachment trauma and its effect on family relationships. Marshall conducts supervision and consultation sessions with counseling professionals and leads training in both parenting and professional settings; much of his consultation and training focuses on the use of sandtray therapy within a trauma-informed context. He is EMDR-certified and TBRI-trained. As Marshall is nearing the completion of his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, more writing opportunities are emerging and this has become a passionate point of interest for him.



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Karin Matula, Gladney University Coordinator     817.922.6073

January 19th, 2019 9:30 AM   through   3:30 PM
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