Ideas/Events

  • Next Parenting Group: Wed., May 1st, 7-9 p,

    April 15, 2013

    Next group will focus on Motivational Interviewing. I’ve covered this topic a number of times before, so if you feel like a refresher or if this topic is new to you, please feel free to join. What’s Motivational Interviewing? “Motivational Interviewing is a communication approach that focuses on exploring and resolving ambivalence and centers on Continue Reading…

  • The Big Questions–Another clip

    April 8, 2013

    In this one I talk about the Big Questions that therapy is very effective in addressing.  Not that the answers are always available, but as it has been said, sometimes the answers ruin perfectly good questions. Thanks for watching! Click here: The Big Questions

  • “Understanding Addiction”–TV clip from guest spot I did last February

    March 30, 2013

    This was a call-in show I did a guest spot on last February.  I briefly explain my working definition of addiction.  The football reference made by the host is a nod to the fact that it was Superbowl Sunday the night we did the show 🙂 Here is the link–thanks for watching: Understanding Addiction  

  • “Anxiety & Parenting”–Next Effective Parenting Group, Wednesday, March 27th

    February 18, 2013

    Discussion will be based on Dr. Gordon Neufeld’s work on anxiety in children and parenting.  I strongly recommend you view the following video in preparation for the group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hymwvaZ9oKg We will discuss Dr. Neufeld’s insights on the epidemic of anxiety in children and youth as well as how to apply effective interventions with your children/youth in Continue Reading…

  • Guest TV appearance on “Living Clean, Living Well” Sunday, Feb. 3, 7-9 p.m.

    February 2, 2013

    Hello Friends. I will be co-hosting “Living Clean—Living Sober” this Sunday night at 11:30 p.m. I will be responding live to callers seeking advice on addiction issues. I will be joined by fellow guest Rick Csiernik, noted Canadian writer and addiction researcher, as well as the show’s regular host, Teresa Kruze. Show information is as Continue Reading…

  • Two Effective Parent Group meetings coming up in November!

    November 12, 2012

    “…building a high-trust relationship has a significant impact on the satisfaction of both parents and teens during those challenging years and also on the character those children develop and on the kind of parents, employees, and citizens they become.”—Stephen M.R. Covey, The Speed of Trust Wednesday, November 14, 7-9 p.m.: Building Trust in the Family. Continue Reading…

  • Effective Parenting Group, Thursday, Oct. 25, 7-9 p.m.

    October 10, 2012

    Hello Friends. The next parenting group will be the last Thursday of October. The theme of the group will be “Attached Parenting: What Is It and How to Do It” I will discuss some concepts of Attachment Theory as well as give an overview of many helpful tips on the creation and maintenance of emotional Continue Reading…

  • Effective Parenting Group, Thursday Oct. 4th: Motivational Interviewing

    October 1, 2012

    Hello Friends. The Effective Parenting Group this Thursday (7-9 p.m.) will focus on Motivational Interviewing. I have covered this topic before, but a refresher is always beneficial, right? Please let me know if you plan on attending. Fee is $20 per person. What’s Motivational Interviewing?“Motivational Interviewing is a communication approach that focuses on exploring and Continue Reading…

  • Effective Parenting Group, Thursday, Sept. 20th, 7-9 p.m.

    September 5, 2012

    Hello Friends. I will be staring up the group again on Thursday, September 20th from 7 to 9 p.m. This group session will revisit some of my regular concepts regarding effective communication with teens/young adults as well as a brief review/discussion of the recent book by Madeline Levine, PhD., Teach Your Children Well. FYI: http://www.amazon.ca/Teach-Your-Children-Well-Parenting/dp/0061824747 Continue Reading…

  • Effective Parent Group–Now Every Thursday, 7-9 p.m.

    May 17, 2012

    How to Communicate with Teens & Young Adults: A Group for Parents Sean has worked with teens, young adults and parents over the last 15 years and is known for working magic with them. Sean’s approach, however, is far from magic—he has honed a consistent approach in communicating with teens that works in reducing conflict, Continue Reading…