Children are not little adults — so it is very important for parents to know what to look out for when searching for a therapist to work with their child. Here are some general guidelines to help determine whether a therapist is a good fit. A good therapist...
The treatment process with children who have experienced trauma and compromised attachment must replicate the emotional, social and biological characteristics of secure parent–child attachment. That is, the ingredients found in parent–child relationships leading to...
It is important to choose a qualified mental health professional who parents and child are comfortable with. The following are treatment recommendations: • Systems model: Therapy should involve the child, parent/caregivers, and other family members. The focus should...
Children with severe trauma and attachment wounds are typically angry, oppositional and defiant, mistrustful, contemptuous of authority, and lack genuine and caring relationships. It is not surprising, therefore, that they are extremely resistant to therapy and...
Dr. Terry Levy travels the world to deliver professional training and instruction for general audiences. Here’s where to find him next: Jan. 31, 2018
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It is the deep and enduring connection established between a child and caregiver in the first several years of life. However, more and more children are failing to develop secure attachments to loving, protective caregivers. These children are left without the most important foundation for healthy development and are at risk for: