Everything in life comes with a manual, except children. A lot of times, parents learn from those closest to them, and their own experiences. But, when everything we know as parents stops working, who do we turn to? This is where “Parent-Training” Therapy comes in. The goal of this approach is to help parents and children develop skills to help them identify what is “working” in the way they parent, and take the focus off of what is “not working".
Your First Session
In your first sessions with Dr. Rougeaux-Burnes, the parents will work with him to identify the current and biggest problems in their interactions with their children. This initial session will occur without the child / children present, to allow the parents a safe place to express themselves. In future sessions, Dr. Rougeaux-Burnes will meet with the child / children to discuss their perceptions of interactions with their parents. Using this information, Dr. Rougeaux-Burnes will ,engage with all involved individuals to replace the system of behaviors that are “not working,” and help increase the behaviors of what “is working.” Using specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely goals, Dr. Rougeaux-Burnes will help all parties understand their current actions and consequences, and how changing those actions and consequences might lead to a better result.
Start Improving Today
Research the concept of a “Token Economy.” Commit to being open to a new experience and changing the interactions of your family in unexpected ways.