September 19, 2017
"S/he’s in trouble again? How to help oppositional children" with Leon Hoffman, MD
WHY ARE CHILDREN OPPOSITIONAL? They may feel FRIGHTENED and VULNERABLE (Fear of failure makes them anxious). They may feel ANGRY and may have difficulty with not getting what they need. Oppositional children who are very irritable need help regulating their emotions. In this presentation we will discuss the importance of understanding how children protect themselves from becoming aware of painful feelings. Such an understanding may be helpful in finding ways to help them adapt successfully to the normal stresses of development.
Reference: Regulation-Focused Psychotherapy for Children with Externalizing Behaviors (RFP-C) Hoffman, L., Rice, T., Prout, T. Pacella Parent Child Center © 2016 – Routledge (LINK)
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium