Young children, those with significant behavioral and emotional dysregulation challenges, and those with limited language may have difficulty benefitting from standard psychotherapy. In these instances, we provide parent training.
Parent training does not imply that you do not know how to parent or that you are not a good enough parent. Instead, we recognize that some children present with symptoms that are difficult to manage and it is not always instinctual to know how to respond.
In parent training sessions, we work with parents on building structure, reinforcement, and learning to send consistent message to your child to promote more positive behaviors. We incorporate aspects of Parent Child Interaction Therapy and Parent Management Training, along with our knowledge of behavioral reinforcement and emotional regulation to help you to work with the unique challenges that your child presents so that you can learn to communicate more positively and work towards achieving behavioral goals.