661 Applied Parent Coaching

Introduces students to specific parenting methods and prepares students for the application of these methods with actual clients, differentiating between coaching and therapy. Parenting techniques are explored, with emphasis on Present Moment Parenting; The Nurtured Heart Approach and Adlerian parenting philosophy. Learn skills for coaching blended families, grandparents raising grandchildren, adoptive families, foster care families, and families with children who have ADHD, attachment disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, depression, giftedness, and other conditions that can create family disruption.  Students contribute to the class by preparing Special Projects on topics that enhance their learning experience. 


Successful completion of an undergraduate or graduate-level Developmental Psychology or Lifespan course