Full Course Description


Parenting with the Brain in Mind

OBJECTIVES

  1. Explain the "SIFT" strategy and how using this with children will help them make better decisions and be more flexible.

OUTLINE

  • Neuroscience
  • The Process of Integration
    • Choas or Rigidity
  • Left Brain vs. Right Brain Children
Copyright : 03/31/2012

Child Therapy without Problems: The Kids Skills Approach

OBJECTIVES

  1. Describe how to invite the child’s parents, teachers, and friends to help them master their new skills.

OUTLINE

  • The "Kids Skills" Approach
    • Effects
  • Praise and Encouragement
  • Techniques to Change a Child's Behavior
Copyright : 04/28/2012

Using Mindfulness and Meditation with Kids

OBJECTIVES

  1. Learn how to adapt mindfulness techniques to work for young clients.

OUTLINE

  • Child Therapy Approach
  • Foundational Tools
  • Balloon Breath Technique
  • "Special Place" Technique
  • Meditation
Copyright : 05/24/2014

Busting the Myths of the Teenage Brain

OBJECTIVES

  1. Identify how to integrate the latest brain development research into your work with teens.

OUTLINE

  • Myths of Adolescence
    • Risk-Taking Behaviors
  • Synaptic Connections and Neurons
  • Empowering the Client
  • Integration
Copyright : 05/24/2014

Engaging Kids Who Hate Therapy

OBJECTIVES

  1. Identify how to avoid common therapeutic pitfalls when working with resistant young clients.

OUTLINE

  • Neutrality
  • Natural Law Therapy
  • Cornerstone's of Janet Edgett's Work
  • Being Genuine with Adolescent Client
  • Giving Advice to Adolescent Clients
Copyright : 05/30/2014

Brain to Brain: Soothing the Traumatized Adolescent

OBJECTIVES

  1. Discuss why using “time-out” as a disciplinary tactic with kids is not always effective.

OUTLINE

  • Negative Sides of the "Time Out"
  • Teens and Handking Stress
  • Using Humor to Become Regulated
  • "Up-Regulation"
  • Adult Attachment Figures in Kid's Lives
  • Problems of Isolation
Copyright : 05/30/2014

Parents, Children, and Anxiety: Changing the Family Dance

OBJECTIVES

  1. Explain how to work with parents and children to help normalize anxiety.

OUTLINE

  • Hypnosis Technique
  • The First Session with Kids with Anxiety
  • Teaching Kits to Talk Back to Their Anxiety
  • Parents and Anxiety
  • The 4 B's
Copyright : 07/28/2012

Reclaiming Parental Authority

OBJECTIVES

  1. Discuss and demonstrate concrete techniques to increase parental authority--even when teens refuse treatment.

OUTLINE

  • Today's Parental Authority
  • Helping Parents who Think They are "Held Hostage" by Their Kids
  • Parents Worst Fears
  • Helping Parents Regain Authority
  • Approaching School and Getting Involved with the Community
Copyright : 04/01/2012

Family Therapy for the Postmodern Family

OBJECTIVES

  1. Discuss the advantages to working individually with a child.

OUTLINE

  • The Two Main Elements of Family Therapy
  • Parents Too Impaired to Benefit from Therapy
  • Getting to Know the Family Dynamic
  • Merging Spheres of Interest
  • Developing Ways to Create a Level Playing Field
  • Different Types of Play
Copyright : 04/08/2012

Attachment Issues and Stepfamilies

OBJECTIVES

  1. Describe some of the major challenges to connection and attachment created by “stepfamily architecture.”

OUTLINE

  • Misconceptions about Stepfamilies in the Media
  • First-Time Families vs. Stepfamilites
  • Athoritative Parenting
  • Adolescents Accepting Stepparents
  • Three Levels of Stepfamily Therapy
  • Dealing with the Stuck Insider and Stuck Outsider Dynamic
Copyright : 04/14/2012