Consultations for Parents of
A common question: "what should I do about my
Consultations for parents is different from therapy.
Parent Consultations help the parent(s) come up with alternative
solutions, perspectives, possibilities, and relationship styles
that 'unlock' old patterns that weren't working and create fresh
ideas, less anxiety, and even fun, back into parenting the
Parent Consultations is a great place to start if you are not sure
whether your adolescent needs therapy or another process in order
to improve a specific problem. A consultant will help identify the
key information and aid you in making a decision about next
Common themes include
good habits, rewards/consequences, following rules, family stress, and
how to extend the adolescent's therapy benefits into the home environment.
Psychologists know from research that if too much time lapses
between the consultation and taking action, the person will not do
the required work in order to change.
Take the time to
put into practice what your consultant and you have decided. Notice
where it works and where it doesn't. Then keep modifying by trial
and error yourself and/or with follow-up consultations until you
have a system that fits.
Consultation may involve one session, several sessions, and/or
follow-up sessions in order to fine-tune the action
The session(s) may or may not involve your adolescent at some
For more information about Dr. Hartman's parent consultation services, visit www.marinparenting.com .