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The Busy Parent's Guide to Managing Anxiety in Children and Teens: The Parental Intelligence Way (Quick Reads for Powerful Solutions) (Busy Parent Guides: Quick Reads for Quick Solutions) Paperback – August 1, 2018
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Dr. Hollman has developed a concept that gives parents a method to help themselves and their children to cope with the emotional challenges of childhood and adolescence. Using her method of Parental Intelligence, parents are guided through the steps leading to the relief of anxiety and ultimately to a closer bond between parent and child. Using clear language and numerous examples, Dr. Hollman opens up the world of compassionate and empathic relationships to all of us. Dr. Hollman has transformed her many years of clinical experience and study into an immensely useful guide for parents and clinicians to help children and parents develop stronger familial relationships and relieve the stress and anxiety that may develop at different stages of childhood. Parenthetically, these methods work just as effectively for all relationships. This is a book that should be read by all parents and clinicians. Thank you, Dr. Hollman. --Ernest Kovacs, MD, FAPA, Diplomate American Board Psychiatry and Neurology; Clinical Professor of Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Supervisor in Family and Marital Therapy, Zucker Hillside Psychiatric Residence Program
Anxiety is both a ubiquitous and worrisome group of emotions that all children and adolescents and their parents need to negotiate throughout the lifespan. Dr. Hollman takes the reader through a series of experiences with low-grade to severe anxieties associated with child and adolescent development. Each type of anxiety is described, with illustrations of the grip anxiety can have in the short or long term, depending on how soon interventions are available to reduce its effects. The approach is masterful in that Dr. Hollman describes how parents can be thorough enough in locating the surrounding elements behind a state of anxiety while empathizing and accepting the symptoms. This combination of being a psychological detective and a supportive adult work well together. Often the past is converging with the present situation, and parents are advised to take stock of where they are in the situation. Were [the child s] anxieties attended to in helpful ways, did the anxiousness last long, and is the parent over-identifying with the youngster? This means taking a step back so as not to saturate the child with one s own anxieties. This book is about mind over what s the matter. Understanding the relationship between child and parent [or parents] ensures a building from the outside in so that eventual problem solving comes from the building blocks in family ties. The book teaches parents how to work with several systems: the family environment, the ecology of the home [and] school community, and the other helpers. The wide range of more benign to severe anxiety conditions is described, with various remedies for parents to follow as needed. This book is a helpful guide, applicable to children and adolescents, and it can be taken off the shelf many times as children progress though their development. --Carl Bagnini, LCSW, BCD Senior Faculty, International Psychotherapy Institute, Washington, DC and Long Island, NY Teaching Child and Family Therapy, Couple Therapy and Psychoanalytic Supervision
In her excellent book Unlocking Parental Intelligence: Finding Meaning in Your Child s Behavior, Dr. Hollman encouraged parents to seek out the meaning of their child or teen s misbehavior before trying to deal with it. She showed parents how to pause and reflect on their thoughts and feelings about the situation and how to think about their child s possibly different thoughts and feelings and his or her developmental level. She explained how understanding the meaning of their child s behavior enables parents to empathically resolve problem behaviors. This new book is a superb follow-up that provides a short, practical guide for parents struggling to help their anxious child or teen. Dr. Hollman summarizes the Parental Intelligence principles and gives insightful real-world examples of the principles in action with anxious children. The book is a quick, easy read that offers real help for managing different kinds of anxiety in children and teens. Highly recommended! --Janet Wilde Astington, PhD Professor Emeritus. Institute of Child Study, Department of Human Development and Applied Psychology, University of Toronto; Editor, Minds in the Making
About the Author
Laurie Hollman, PhD, is a psychoanalyst with specialized clinical training in infant-parent, child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy a unique practice that covers the life span. Dr. Hollman was trained in infant-parent psychotherapy at the Anni Bergman Parent-Infant Training Program in NYC affiliated with the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and the Contemporary Freudian Society. She has worked with a wide range of parents and their infants including battered women and their babies, mothers with autistic children and their babies, alcoholic mothers and their babies. She received specialized training in child and adolescent treatment at New York University. Her PhD dissertation on nine-year-old girls culminated in a new finding and major contribution to the psychology of this age group focusing on troubling fantasies with which these children struggle. She was invited to join the faculty of New York University before graduating and taught clinical courses on listening to unconscious fantasies, child psychotherapy, and understanding the art work of children. Dr. Hollman was trained in the psychoanalysis of adults at The Society for Psychoanalytic Study and Research where she became the youngest graduate to join the faculty and Board of Directors and later became president. She taught courses on narcissistic and borderline personality disorders as well as art therapy for children. Dr. Hollman has studied with world-renowned figures such as psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Dr. Jacob Arlow, psychologist and child researcher Dr. Anni Bergman, and psychologist and infant researcher Dr. Beatrice Beebe. Dr. Hollman is widely published on topics relevant to parents and children such as juried articles and chapters in the international Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, The International Journal of Infant Observation, and the Inner World of the Mother. She wrote on subjects relevant to parents of divorce for the Family
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