Professional Resources

The Cognitive Rational Approach To Parenting Group (C.R.A.P.):

  • Therapeutic group manual for professionals working with parents raising children with behavioral disorders such as O.D.D. (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) and Conduct Disorder
  • Learn how to engage and understand parents who often enter treatment with their child and adolescent feeling hostile, disheartened, ashamed and guilty
  • Share effective tools for parents of the toughest kids, including Fail-Proof Consequences, identifying what you can and cannot control as parents, and determining behavior severity in order to target specific behaviors for intervention
  • Empower parents to work and communicate effectively with community systems such as the school, court and police
  • This manual includes ready-made progress notes based on session topic/content, pre- and post-tests, satisfaction surveys and marketing materials. The group is designed to accompany the book, The Whipped Parent: Hope for Parents Raising an Out-of-Control Teen.
  • This group was field-tested in Flint, Michigan – the city ranked as  #1 in violent crimes in 2012. Parents attending this group were often raising children and teens involved in the Juvenile Court System for offenses such as felonious assault, possession and distribution of drugs, grand theft auto as well as severe oppositional defiance.

Teens In Control, Thinking About Consequences (TIC TAC):

  • Therapeutic group manual for professionals working with adolescents diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant (O.D.D.) or Conduct Disorder
  • Field tested in Flint, Michigan – a city ranked #1 in violent crime in 2011 and in the top three violent cities of the nation since
  • Adolescents attending this group were often involved in the Juvenile Court System and court-ordered to attend
  • Learn how to engage the toughest population of adolescents in a genuine, non-judgmental way that provides the opportunity to impact behavior
  • Empower adolescents to stop reacting to authority figures and start making informed choices with an understanding of potential consequences
  • Includes rapport-building activities, the My Life camera activity and Thinking First worksheets to help teens build critical thinking and a World View
  • This manual includes ready-made progress notes based on session topic/content, pre- and post-tests, satisfaction surveys and marketing materials.