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February 2017

Help your kid defeat ADHD!

2017-07-05T03:30:42+00:00

In the past decade, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been receiving great attention from professionals and in the media. While most children with ADHD receive therapy services such as behavioral therapy and art therapy, the majority receives medication. Parents and teachers have become more aware of the positive impacts of behavioral and art therapy for [...]

Help your kid defeat ADHD! 2017-07-05T03:30:42+00:00

January 2017

My child has ADHD…what’s the next step?

2017-07-10T15:16:56+00:00

  According to Statistics Canada, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects 3-5% of school-aged children. This means one out of 25-30 student meets the criteria for this diagnosis. According to researchers and child mental health professionals, ADHD leads to poor school performance, conduct disorders, and interpersonal difficulties in family and friendships. While researchers continue studying [...]

My child has ADHD…what’s the next step? 2017-07-10T15:16:56+00:00

December 2016

Art Therapy for Art Therapists!

2017-07-10T15:18:04+00:00

Many of us, art therapists, go through intensive art therapy programs/training without ever take a moment to pause; to dig deeply into our thoughts, feelings, behaviours, motivations and asking why. While we may be overwhelmed after running a support group for cancer patients or after a day working with kids in palliative care, we might [...]

Art Therapy for Art Therapists! 2017-07-10T15:18:04+00:00

October 2016

August 2016

My Defiant Child!

2017-07-10T15:22:12+00:00

If you’re the parent of a defiant child, you are probably tired of the daily notes you receive regarding your child’s misbehaviour at daycare, kindergarten, or school! You have probably felt frustrated, angry, fearful, or embarrassed when your kid is out of control and throws a tantrum at the mall, movies, or a family friend’s [...]

My Defiant Child! 2017-07-10T15:22:12+00:00

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for kids

2017-07-10T15:25:56+00:00

Practice-base studies show that cognitive-behavioral techniques are effective in the treatment of children's mental health problems such as depression, generalized anxiety, school refusal, social phobias, specific phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma and sexual abuse, and eating disorders. Two phases of CBT treatment in children includes: 1) Psycho-education, where children learn to recognize [...]

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for kids 2017-07-10T15:25:56+00:00

April 2014

Art therapy with Autistic kids

2017-07-10T15:31:01+00:00

Recent studies on children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have revealed that seventy percent of children with ASD between the ages of 10 and 14 have also been diagnosed with another disorder, anxiety related disorders are named as the most common one! Behavioral therapists working with kids with ASD admit that anxiety is an inevitable [...]

Art therapy with Autistic kids 2017-07-10T15:31:01+00:00

February 2014

Help children process the news of a divorce! Part #2

2017-07-10T15:33:11+00:00

Adolescents’ reaction to the news of divorce could be anywhere within the spectrum of intense anger, sadness, and depression to no reaction at all. Adolescents who express their feelings accuse their parents of “ruining their life”, “ being selfish” and “ inconsiderate”. They may also act up as being the “victims of their parents’ decision”. [...]

Help children process the news of a divorce! Part #2 2017-07-10T15:33:11+00:00

Help children process the news of a divorce! Part #I

2017-07-10T15:34:39+00:00

Children have different reactions to their parents’ separation, which is in accordance with their developmental stage. Pre-schoolers may cry, ignore the news, pretend they haven’t heard anything and ask for permission to go play, or show no emotion at all. But, no matter what their initial reaction to the big new is, it does not [...]

Help children process the news of a divorce! Part #I 2017-07-10T15:34:39+00:00