Getting the Most Out of Family Meetings

Training workshop for T.W. Ponessa Associates Most therapists and counselors who work with kids recognize the importance of including parents or other caregivers in their treatment. Family sessions offer perspectives and therapeutic opportunities that aren’t available through individual therapy; at the same time, they carry their own set of challenges: parents who won’t come in, […]

Working with Challenging Parents

Training workshop for T.W. Ponessa Associates Many teen therapists and counselors do just fine with the kids, but say it’s the parents who they find especially challenging. This two-hour training will cover how to respond to and work constructively with parents who: try to control the therapy aren’t involved enough in the therapy are so […]

Getting the Most Out of Family Meetings

Most therapists and counselors who work with kids recognize the importance of including parents or other caregivers in their treatment. Family sessions offer perspectives and therapeutic opportunities that aren’t available through individual therapy; at the same time, they carry their own set of challenges: parents who won’t come in, kids who won’t speak, smoldering affects […]

Equine Assisted Growth and Learning for Kids and Teens (ages 11-16) on the Spectrum

Sunday, June 8, 2014 9:00am to 11:30am Topic:  “Kids Connecting with the Herd” Team:  Kristen de Marco, Dr. Janet Edgette, & the Herd Fee:  $65 per child Allow the herd to help your child engage with other kids while connecting with the horses using both verbal and nonverbal communication, as well as incorporating all their […]

Teens Who Bully Their Parents: Breaking the Cycle of Disrespect

NEW workshop! Teens Who Bully Their Parents                                                      Breaking the Cycle of Disrespect  to be presented at Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2015                   […]

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Childhood Anxiety Disorders, Training Workshop @ T.W. Ponessa & Associates, Lancaster, PA

Anxiety disorders have become one of the most commonly diagnosed disorders in America, especially among the young. This epidemic seems at odds with our age of helicopter parenting and the frequent efforts of teachers and school counselors to shield children from feelings of insecurity and uncertainty. But if we look carefully at this response to […]

How to Talk to Teens in Therapy: Succeeding with Our Most Reluctant Clients

PSYCHOTHERAPY NETWORKER SYMPOSIUM 2016, WASHINGTON D.C. https://www2.psychotherapynetworker.org/symposium     How to Talk with Teenagers Succeeding with Our Most Reluctant Clients   Most teens are only in therapy because their parents, their teachers, the juvenile court judge, or some other authority has told them they must see a therapist—or else. Consequently, they often find standard therapeutic […]