Bridging the Gap between What Experts Know and What Happens at Home & School
In this recording, best-selling author Tina Payne Bryson (co-author with Dan Siegel of The Whole-Brain Child) discusses how to increase the effectiveness of your treatment by working with parents to reduce the backwards steps taken when a child leaves the therapy office or classroom.
Using stories, case examples, and plenty of humor, Dr. Bryson explains ten simple, scientifically grounded strategies that will help children handle their emotions and make better decisions—even in high-stress moments. You will learn how to accurately assess a child’s temperament and the key questions to provide a great understanding of family dynamics and parenting styles. Walk away from this recording with the tools to improve outcomes by working more effectively with the entire family as part of the process.
How much does context matter?
Communicate comfort rather than threat
Decrease emotional reactivity through a sensory motor lens
Creative questions that reveal more about a child’s:
Parenting they are receiving
Emphasize the parental basics:
Teach parents how to more effectively deal with their child’s behavior
Understand when to “lean into” a behavior instead of trying to extinguish it
Wait for the teachable moment, and know when to avoid talking about feelings and problems
Uncover and challenge parents’ theories about their children’s reactivity and behavior
Allow development to happen, even if it’s not on our preferred schedule
Explain why emotional responsiveness is an essential intervention strategy. for developing the brain and creating long-term mental health and resilience.
Distinguish the connection between reactivity and the threat-detection system in the brain
Identify when parents need to make shifts at home, versus when a child actually needs therapy.
Demonstrate how to reinterpret seemingly maladaptive behavior as purposeful, adaptive behavior with a meaning, then learn how to shift it.
Describe how to communicate these basic concepts to parents.
Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D is the co-author with Daniel Siegel MD. of the best-selling The Whole-Brain Child, which has been translated into seventeen languages. Dr. Bryson is a psychotherapist at Pediatric and Adolescent Psychology Associates in Arcadia, California, and also serves as the School Counselor at St. Mark’s School in Altadena, CA. Dr. Bryson sees children and adolescents, and also provides parenting consultations. She is the Director of Parenting Education at the Mindsight Institute and the Child Development Director for Lantern Camps. Dr. Bryson travels internationally lecturing to educators, mental health professionals and parents.
Dr. Bryson earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, where her research explored attachment science, childrearing theory, and the emerging field of interpersonal neurobiology. Dr. Bryson has written a series of articles for mom.me, SkillForKids and the PBS Series “This Emotional Life.” She has co-hosted a web-based parenting show and has made media appearances, such as “Good Morning America” and Redbook Magazine. You can learn more about Dr. Bryson at TinaBryson.com, and subscribe to her blog to read her articles about kids and parenting. (TinaBryson.com)