Where Are the Feelings in ABA?
How Family Dynamics May Contribute to Behavior Challenges
Date/Time: Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: 41 East 11th Street, New York, New York, 4th Floor, Lecture Hall
Speaker: Adam J. Holstein, P.D., L.P., Psychoanalyst & Behavior Therapist, an experienced psychoanalyst and behavioral consultant. He works closely with children, parents, families and schools to ensure coordinated implementation of programmatic interventions. Please join Adam in this informative workshop as he discusses the emotional needs of the child with special needs and those of the family.
Synopsis: There is no book on how to raise a child, let alone a child with special needs. The complexity of raising a child today is compounded when the child has any special need, from a speech delay to raising a child with Autism there are many feelings to be addressed and adjustments to parenting style. There is often a big difference between what a parent imagined raising a child would be like to dealing with the reality of any special need. ABA does not address feelings between parent and child, between mother and father, wife and husband, parents to siblings and siblings to siblings. Emotional relationships develop and are often unspoken. ABA intervention does not address any of these relationships. In fact there is a perception that if the parent has any misgivings or feelings of resentment, toward a child, they are ostracized. It is as though there is something not “P. C.” about expressing one’s feelings positive and negative.