Thursday, October 13, 2011

Parenting Course.

The best way to help a struggling child is to help the family. As a therapist with LDS Family Services for ten years and now continuing my work with Resilient Solutions, many of the mental and behavioral health challenges I address as a therapist precipitate from disruptions in home life and family relationships. For this reason I am focused on strengthening families as a preemptive measure to thwart conditions that could later require complex, expensive, and extensive treatment.
When individual therapy for children is warranted, the desired outcome is achieved more effectively and efficiently when family and home life is addressed simultaneously with the child's individual therapy. Therapy is brief and the results are more lasting when the therapist serves to teach, coach, and model to parents how to become the therapist to the child themselves.

I am offering a course on strengthening the family that will guide parents in creating stability in the home and in establishing secure relationships with their children. Gospel centered principles and practices will be taught that will yield improvement in many dimensions of individual and family life.
Families have their choice between classes on Tuesday evening or Saturday mornings. The eight-week courses will begin Tuesday, November 8th at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, November 12th at 9:00 a.m.. The cost is $175 per person or $250 per couple.

For questions or information, please contact Michael VanDam, LCSW at 801 815-6152 or

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