I thought this week I would share a few thoughts from Chapters two and three of Bruce Perry’s book “Born to Love”. The basis of this book is two-fold a) empathy allows us to make social connections and b) human relationships are powerful (both to harm or heal). Neurotransmitters Chapter two gives a wonderful review
I just watched a great video on helping a child or adolescent understand the brain. It was recorded by the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development. Click on the link to view the complete presentation. The presenter centers her talk around the concept that if young people understand what is happening in their
I thought this week I would write a blog about the upcoming training that many at the Center will be participating in. The Association for Play Therapy is having its International Conference in Phoenix this year during the first week of October. We are excited to have this training with renowned authorities in our city.
I just read an article entitled “The Benefits of Marriage Counseling” from the Faculty Assistance Program of Dartmouth College. What caught my eye about this particular article was that it often quoted the marriage expert Dr. John Gottman, who is the author of the type of therapy that Mike DeMoss uses at the Center. If
I just read a helpful article found at the Child Welfare Information Gateway titled “Parenting a Child Who has Experienced Trauma”. This article was divided into many sections but I thought I would summarize for you the suggestions under the topic “Helping your Child”. Although childhood trauma can have serious, lasting effects the article stated