Children caught in the crossfire of divorce and those struggling with a new blended family frequently exhibit emotional and behavioral difficulties.
Children’s challenges may become exponential when divorce-related conflict is chronic and/or when parents’ new relationships lead to cohabitation or remarriage.
Kids end up stuck in the middle, taking on the role of fixer or therapist. Negative talk about each parent fuels blame games and regression while reunion fantasies persist.
Watch child-family psychologist, Dr. Steve O’Brien, who will provide you with a practical treatment approach for children struggling with anxiety, depression, and oppositional behavior secondary to divorced and blended family stressors.
Treatment techniques will include:
Upon watching this recording, you will walk away with multiple clinical tools and leave feeling empowered to take on the challenges of helping children struggling with highly stressful family transitions.
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Dr. Steve O’Brien, is a clinical psychologist in Clearwater, Florida with over 25 years of experience treating children adolescents and families. His specialty areas include childhood anxiety and depression, divorced and blended family adjustment, ADHD, autism, and behavior management for oppositional children.
Dr. O'Brien utilizes an eclectic model which tailors treatment to the developmental level of both children and parents. His approach integrates individual child therapy with intensive parental and familial interventions. Dr. O'Brien has worked in a variety of clinical settings including community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals and medical clinics. He earned his Psy.D. at Nova Southeastern University and received specialized training in applied developmental psychology. Dr. O'Brien incorporates pediatric and child psychiatric consultation into his therapeutic work.
He served as associate professor at the Florida School of Professional Psychology from 2000 to 2016. While at the University, Dr. O'Brien developed a unique doctoral-level course, 'Parent Consultation', designed for graduate students specializing in child-family therapy. In 2015, he developed Life@Home by Psychtouch.com, an Innovative clinical tool/app for obtaining a child's perception of family life. Dr. O'Brien also serves as a media consultant for Bay News 9, Tampa Bay's 24-hour news source.
Financial: Steve O’Brien is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Steve O’Brien is a member of the American Psychological Association; and the Florida Psychological Association.
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CHALLENGES FOR CHILDREN FACING DIVORCE & FAMILY TRANSITION
Multiple Losses, Multiple Reactions
TREATMENT TECHNIQUES FOR KIDS IN THE CROSSFIRE
Intervention Strategies for Anxious Children
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