Full Course Description
Parenting with the Brain in Mind
- Explain the "SIFT" strategy and how using this with children will help them make better decisions and be more flexible.
- The Process of Integration
- Left Brain vs. Right Brain Children
Child Therapy without Problems: The Kids Skills Approach
- Describe how to invite the child’s parents, teachers, and friends to help them master their new skills.
- The "Kids Skills" Approach
- Praise and Encouragement
- Techniques to Change a Child's Behavior
Using Mindfulness and Meditation with Kids
- Learn how to adapt mindfulness techniques to work for young clients.
- Child Therapy Approach
- Foundational Tools
- Balloon Breath Technique
- "Special Place" Technique
Busting the Myths of the Teenage Brain
- Identify how to integrate the latest brain development research into your work with teens.
- Myths of Adolescence
- Synaptic Connections and Neurons
- Empowering the Client
Engaging Kids Who Hate Therapy
- Identify how to avoid common therapeutic pitfalls when working with resistant young clients.
- Natural Law Therapy
- Cornerstone's of Janet Edgett's Work
- Being Genuine with Adolescent Client
- Giving Advice to Adolescent Clients
Brain to Brain: Soothing the Traumatized Adolescent
- Discuss why using “time-out” as a disciplinary tactic with kids is not always effective.
- Negative Sides of the "Time Out"
- Teens and Handking Stress
- Using Humor to Become Regulated
- Adult Attachment Figures in Kid's Lives
- Problems of Isolation
Parents, Children, and Anxiety: Changing the Family Dance
- Explain how to work with parents and children to help normalize anxiety.
- Hypnosis Technique
- The First Session with Kids with Anxiety
- Teaching Kits to Talk Back to Their Anxiety
- Parents and Anxiety
- The 4 B's
Reclaiming Parental Authority
- Discuss and demonstrate concrete techniques to increase parental authority--even when teens refuse treatment.
- 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
Family Therapy for the Postmodern Family
- Discuss the advantages to working individually with a child.
- 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
Attachment Issues and Stepfamilies
- Describe some of the major challenges to connection and attachment created by “stepfamily architecture.”
- 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