Childhood Stress - RonaldMah

Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist,
Consultant/Trainer/Author
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Childhood Stress
"Intrusions into the Magic Kingdom

dvd of this workshop available at
www.FixedEarthFilms.com

FORMAT:
Lecture and Discussion- Participants are encouraged to make the workshop more relevant to their concerns by asking questions.

DESCRIPTION:
Focus is on helping adults understand how stress is appropriate and essential to healthy development. What makes stress potentially harmful. How becoming stress "free" aborts opportunities for growth. The relationship between stress and self-esteem is explored. Developmental theory is used to illustrate the different stress issues at different ages. These concepts are made real, understandable, and applicable to the dynamics between adults and children through the use of examples. Implications for effective adult interactions with children are discussed.

SUMMARY OF CONTENT:
I. Stress- Concerns, Fears, & Effects
  • SELF-ESTEEM and Stress
  • The FLIGHT OR FIGHT PRINCIPLE
  • Maturity & Immaturity- Successful Stress & Stress Avoidance

II. The Development of a Child's World

III. Diagnostic Areas for Stress Evaluation and Treatment- The Diagnostic Hierarchy
  • Dangers from Misdiagnosis

A. Developmental Issues:
1) Piaget Cognitive Development
2) Erickson's Ages of Man
B. Situational Issues
C. Physical Issues
D. Emotional Disruptive Issues
E. Temperamental Issues
F. Systemic Issues: Family, School, Societal/Cultural
G. Pathological Issues
H. Moral Issues

IV. The Stress Process: Stress Builders and Stress Releasers

V. MODELING HEALTHY STRESS
ADDRESS:
433 Estudillo Ave., #305
San Leandro, CA 94577-4915
Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT32136
CONTACT INFORMATION:
phone: (510) 614-5641
fax: (510) 889-6553
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