Despite the most thorough preparations and skillful collaborations, the tools and techniques introduced in therapy may not be as useful for the child and family as you’d hoped. Interventions don’t always go according to plan, and sometimes the child and family experience a setback in relation to dealing with a problem.
In the face of potential disappointment and discouragement, a key practice challenge is finding ways to respond that are both helpful and hopeful for the child and family.
This podcast (the second in our two-part series) explores some practice ideas for responding when children and families experience setbacks in dealing with problems. It also looks at ways practitioners can future-proof children’s newly acquired, developed or discovered skills in dealing with problems.
In this episode we talk with child psychologists Angela Coppi, Jane Walch and Sara McLean about how they navigate these practice challenges. We also speak with Jess and Emi, two of Emerging Minds’ Child and Family Partners who have contributed to the development of our Practice strategies suite of courses. Jess and Emi share their lived experience of working with practitioners in relation to their children’s mental health and wellbeing.
In this episode, you will learn:
- strategies for responding when children and families experience setbacks in dealing with problems (02:42)
- what you can do when tools and techniques don’t seem to be helpful for the child and family (06:15)
- some ways to respond when children and parents express disappointment and discouragement (18:42)
- how you can collaboratively develop and tailor interventions with children to help future-proof their new skills (23:11)
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