Psychotherapy (ages 6 - 12)
It is often common that the relationship between the parent and
child needs attention. Instead of focusing solely on parenting
techniques or solely on children's problems, parent-child therapy
focuses on the interactions between the parent and
child. Parent-Child Psychotherapy is different than consultation.
Parent-Child Psychotherapy can be a relatively short-term treatment or
longer-term, depending on the needs and goals. The mother-child,
father-child and/or mother-father/co-parenting partners meet with
the child in weekly meetings with Dr. Julie Hartman in her office.
In some circumstances, it may be useful to conduct a session in the
acts as a participant and observer to offer corrective
opportunities. This means that Dr. Hartman often
participates with and observes the parent(s) and child in an
activity or discussion, while also applying therapeutic techniques
to faciliate the development of new relationship skills.
Parent-Child Psychotherapy often
explicitly conveys to the child that the parent has a unique role
to be respected and validated. Helpful discipline, boundaries,
structuring, and collaboration skills are identified, taught, and
practiced together in the session. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
techniques are used, such as ''homework' to further work outside of
The Parent-Child Psychotherapy
approach is also used as an evaluation tool to help develop an
action plan of recommendations for improvement.
Parent-Child Psychotherapy differes from Family Therapy - the latter is a more in depth re-organization of family dynamics and involves a Family Therapy speciality. Dr. Hartman will refer to a family therapist if clinically indicated.
For further inquires about Parent-Child Psychotherapy, please contact Dr. Hartman.