Parenting the Defiant Child-Adolescent

This webinar will provide helpful, simple to use tips regarding parenting, especially parenting a defiant child/adolescent, This webinar will address how to talk to parents about communicating effectively, gain understanding about where children/adolescents are at developmentally, and how to implement fun into the parenting/family dynamic.

Instructor: Amanda K Crowder
Webinar Id: 801348

Duration: 90 Minutes

  • Recorded
  • Only for one participant ?
  • Price $179.
  • Corporate Recorded
  • Any number of participants ?
  • Price $379.

Overview:

In this webinar we will discuss how to effectively parent a defiant child/adolescent.how to turn those poor attitudes and "no's" into more compliance, and more of a working relationship between the child/adolescent and parent.

Why should you Attend: In treatment, parents are so important when working with children and/or adolescents. We can do a lot of work within our specific setting, however a lot of times success depends highly on the parents. Sometimes engaging the parents can prove it's own set of challenges.

This webinar will provide helpful, simple to use tips regarding parenting, especially parenting a defiant child/adolescent. This webinar will address how to talk to parents about communicating effectively, gain understanding about where children/adolescents are at developmentally, and how to implement fun into the parenting/family dynamic.

A lot of parents, parenting a defiant child/adolescent can become easily frustrated We will also discuss how to engage these parents and how review skills to parent based on logic and not with emotion. In addition, often times children/adolescents have a difficult time expressing themselves, rather it is about wants and/or needs. This webinar will discuss creating space and what the expectations and boundaries should be related to this idea; how parents can engage with his/her child and how much is "too much force" when attempting to communicate.

In addition, we will discuss some of the basics regarding diagnosis, medications, and when to seek further help outside of the therapeutic environment. We will also review the various parts of the brain and how this effects a child's/adolescent's development and choice in behaviors.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Overview
  • Brief review of diagnosis (ODD, Conduct Disorder, DMDD, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder)
  • Who are they?
  • Where are they at developmentally?
  • When are medications needed?
  • Quick review of medications
  • Building a relationship first
  • Parenting "Tips & Tricks"

Who Will Benefit:
  • Counselors
  • School Personnel
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Teachers
  • Pediatricians
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatrists
  • Parents
  • Caring Professionals

Speaker Profile
Amanda K. Crowder, LCSW is the owner of Calming Waters Counseling Services. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2008 with a Bachelors degree in Psychology, and in 2012 with a Masters degree in Social Work. She has worked in a number of different settings primarily providing services to children, adolescents, and families. Calming Waters Counseling Services has been providing services to the Charlotte, NC region for the past 2 years. Throughout her experience, she has become a certified trauma specialist (CCTP) and is EMDR trained.

As a therapist and presenter, she is creative in her approaches, and find ways to engage with even the most challenging clients/audiences. She remains passionate, supportive, and understanding no matter the individual, and regardless of the challenges and issues that are faced. Within the therapeutic environment, she is able to find ways to break through to the most resistant clients and family members, improving their experiences and reducing the difficult symptoms they may face in life. She is confident that her interventions have resulted in individual and family member engagement and improvement in accomplishing therapeutic goals. She believes that bad choices or decisions do not define who we are. We can all find happiness and gain a sense of control and well-being in life.

Her experience includes children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She currently specializes in trauma, behavioral issues, parenting, reunification therapy, and anxiety. She works, lives, and breathes the world of “high conflict divorce” and co-parenting. She believes everyone is different, and there is not a “cookie cutter” intervention that will work for everyone. She has been successful in her career working with children, adolescents, and families, making connections, listening to feelings, and finding better ways to communicate and manage emotions.


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