Practical Solutions. ~ Finding Solutions that Work....
Practical Solutions uses a systemic approach to help families coping with difficulties they are facing. When difficulties arise they do not occur in isolation but with-in the context of family and community which each has an impact on each other. This impact is always considered when people are consulted to help them discover the solutions that will work for them. The utilization of this approach with individuals, couples, families and groups is a proven method. Treatment occurs in the home of those experiencing the difficulties, which greatly enhances the solutions which are discovered as the difficulties arise. By having the direct access to the environment which the difficulties are being encountered treatment is focused on the “hear and now” vs. the “there and then” of traditional approaches. This makes the practicality of the treatment immediate and the learning of new ways of handling situations powerful.
Areas of Specialty:
In - Home Family Therapy,
Couples Therapy / Parenting,
Foster/Adoptive Parenting Issues/ Attachment,
Medical Family Therapy,
Sexual abuse & offender therapy,
Family conflict & abuse issues (domestic violence, oppositional youth.),
Life Cycle Issues,
Some of my experiences include:
Intervene directly with families of sexual and physical abuse, neglected & adjudicated youth on a 24-hour basis.
Counsel families/ foster /adopted and individuals with emphasis on problem resolution, Totaling over 10,000 hours.
Traps and Tips of Empowering Families,
How to Manage a Family Sessions,
What did you Say? Effective Communication,
Family Systems Theory,
Use of Self as a Therapist,
Circumplex Model as a Bridge between Research and Practice,
Oppositional Defiant Youth,
Family Sex Offender Assessment,
Sensory Based Systemic Treatment of Trauma.