Starting January 2019 (open for registration!)

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Description & Overview:

Research has shown parenting consultation to be an effective intervention for childhood Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This 8-week group treatment offers empirically-supported strategies aimed at rewarding and increasing the frequency of your child’s adaptive behaviors, while reducing the frequency and intensity of problematic behaviors. Over the course of 8 weeks, the group will cover the following topics and behavioral modification strategies:

Session 1:  Pay Attention to Me!
Attending to and reinforcing your child’s adaptive behavior

Session 2:  Why Does He/She Do That??
Using Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) to analyze and modify your child’s behavior; Responding with choice-giving and limit-setting

Session 3:  Token Economies and Star Charts
Using positive reinforcement strategies to enhance behavior

Session 4:  More Tokens, More Stars
Refining reinforcement strategies to optimize efficacy

Session 5:  Homework Solutions
Strategies for addressing homework struggles and avoidance

Session 6:  House Rules & Time Out
The importance of established expectations and consistent consequences

Session 7:  Consequences, Continued
What to do when Time Out isn’t right (or doesn’t work!)

Session 8:  The “Parenting Playbook”
Developing and refining your consistent “playbook” of parenting strategies

This group is for parents only (children may not attend) and will meet once-weekly from 11:15am to 12:30pm on each of the following Thursdays: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7.  Space is limited, so call now for availability and pricing information.

Dr. Ohlenforst has worked with children, adolescents, and adults throughout her training at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Stanford School of Medicine. As founder/owner of Therapy Dallas, she specializes in individual and family-based interventions for children and adolescents with anxiety, ADHD, and behavioral difficulties.

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Book Recommendation:

Moose the Worry Mutt Goes to Doggie Daycare
A therapeutic children’s picture book teaching children how to grow from WORRIERS to WARRIORS by learning to “bark back” at their worries.  Co-authored by Dr. Jaime Crowley and Dr. Kristen Ohlenforst.  Intended for children ages 5-12, though suitable for all ages!

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