Parents spend most of their days thinking about others. Did he remember his lunch? I hope she does ok at the sleepover. Who needs money now? While contemplating the needs and experiences of our kids is important to creating opportunities for their increased security, our kids also need parents who are monitoring their own inner worlds. This webinar will outline the necessity of being a reflective parent while offering some practical ways to accomplish this in our often hectic spaces.




  • Discuss the attachment theory concept of reflective functioning

  • Outline challenges to increasing self-reflection

  • Identify practical steps for becoming reflective in everyday life




Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, has over 15 years of practice in family and play therapy. Drawing on lessons learned from working with attachment trauma in a variety of mental health settings, Marshall regularly teaches on trauma, expressive therapies, and attachment-informed family work around the globe. In addition to maintaining a small clinical practice, Marshall also conducts supervision and consultation sessions with counseling professionals who are pursuing EMDR certification and RPT status, often with a particular focus on the use of sandtray therapy. 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.


Instant Digital Download includes:

  • Audio Recording
  • Video Recording
  • Handout


The files will be available for download (not streaming) so you will own them forever!

Noticing Self: Capturing Moments for Parental Self Reflection


    ​© 2015 Robyn Gobbel, LCSW

    Gobbel Counseling