Qualifications

Advanced Diploma of Counseling & Psychology
ongoing
Cognitive Distortions

Victim Stance - Externalizing Blame - Time Perspective - Power & Control - Grandiosity & Neurodevelopment Narcism - Awfulizing - Perfectionism - Procrastination - Lying by Omission - Emotional Reasoning

Community Resiliency Model by Cherry Gulch School, Idaho

how to deepen the resilient zone for ourselves, our children and our families in order to create calm

Coping Skills

Mindfulness for children

Core Parenting Principles by Daniel's Academy, Heber City, Utah

The seven core parenting principles that can lead to more effective parenting and increased confidence

DBT Routines

Set your child up for success

DBT - The Complete Training by Douglas Maughan

Douglas Maughan is a leading expert in the brain and DBT. He created the Family Preservation Program, providing resources for families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Douglas' expereince includes fifteen years working with Utah’s Division of Services for People with Disabilities working as a Case Manager, Supervisor, Clinical Director, Regional Director, and Associate Division Director. He is currently a clinical consultant for Daniels Academy in Utah. 

Dr Si Steinberg M.D. - Diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders in children

Including diagnosis, child trauma, past traumatic stress disorder and medication management

How Vision Therapy can be instrumental in helping increase visual attention spans for children by Dr Scott Lewis, O.D., F.C.O.V.D.

Vision Therapy helps people with visual difficulties relating to a wide range of conditions, skills, and/or symptoms, such as; ADD-ADHD, learning disabilities, non verbal learning disorder (NLD) and many more.

Keys to a Successful Home Visit

Home visits can be one of the most stressful and anxiety building steps for parents! In this session you will learn ideas and skills to create the best possible scenario for your home visits and best practice for medication administration. 

Meta Moments

Controlling our emotions before they control us

Not by Chance by Dr. Tim Thayne

The program for parents and mentors with teens or young adults in treatment

Parenting Traps by James J Jones Ph. D

control, anger, rage, arguing and contention, lying and inconsistency, the traps of being critical and unforgiving, teenage retirement, rescuing, lecturing and insight, nagging, conditional love and acceptance, parental disunity, quick fix and making exceptions, misusing rewards and punishments, excessive or insufficient punishment, favoritism, surrogate spouse, scapegoat, guilt, unrealistic expectations and perfectionism, button-pushing and overreacting

Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development

Piaget's (1936) theory of cognitive development explains how a child constructs a mental model of the world. He disagreed with the idea that intelligence was a fixed trait, and regarded cognitive development as a process which occurs due to biological maturation and interaction with the environment.

Postive Parenting with a Plan

limit setting, consistency, empathetic listening, family rules and making moments meaningful

So you have a child with ASD. Now what? by Shane Whiting, Ph.D., LMFT

What is ASD? The deficits and dysfunctions. undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, prevalence, ASD profile, strengths of ASD student, how to make it go right, goes and approaches of treatment

The Awareness Wheel

Learn to experientially focus on increasing your contextual and interpersonal awareness. Great for families looking to improve their communication and perceptual understanding. .

The Hero's Journey

We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us

The Limbic Brain

What is the limbic brain? How it affects behavior and emotions in our children and how the limbic brain directs how we must manage these behavioral and emotional changes.

The Limbic Brain & Executive Functioning

More in depth information on the limbic brains' implications to Neurological Development.

The Mind, Moods, Motivation, and Maturity of The Middle School Male by Dr Andrew Sapp, Ph.D.

Where do the troubles start for middle school aged boys? What type of academic problems do middle school aged boys seem to have? What tips do you have for parents of boys and those working with boys? 

The Parallel Process

Growing alongside your child in treatment

The Parent's Emotional Journey

How to deal with fear, guilt and worry, frustration, sadness, overwhelm and anxiety

The Ruler Approach by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Recognizing emotions in self and others, understanding the causes and consequences of emotions, labeling emotions accurately, expressing emotions appropriately and regulating emotions effectively

“The Anatomy of Peace by the Arbinger Institute” - The worldwide phenomenon

How to resolve the heart of conflict and how and why we contribute to the divisions and problems we blame on others and the surprising way that these problems can be solved