The Center

Empowered Parenthood offers family therapy and professional training in the Non Violent Resistance approach (NVR). It is the Canadian extension of the Clinic for Parental Empowerment founded by Haim Omer in Tel- Aviv in 2010, and still operating under this name . We are dedicated to administering, disseminating and promoting NVR interventions to families and mental health professionals in Canada and North America, with an emphasis on multi-disciplinary contexts such as systemic family therapy, psychiatry, social work, rehabilitation and clinical psychology. 

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What is NVR?

“NVR” stands for Non Violent Resistance. Inspired by the Civil Rights and other historical movements, it is used to denote the application of non-escalating struggle methods for therapeutic purposes, in parenthood and other forms of care giving read more

What is AED?

Adult Entitled Dependence (AED) to denote a condition where emotional and/or material dependence of adult offsprings on parents leads to dysfunction and distress read more

Training in AED

The Training Program for NVR Interventions in Adult Entitled Dependence introduces the family systemic dysfunction of Adult Entitled Dependence and its NVR intervention read more

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