Involving parents in their child?s treatment is, more often than not, essential to therapeutic progress, and is also one of the most rewarding aspects of child psychotherapy. In this article, Jennifer Rodman, Ph.D. takes a parent through the theoretical underpinnings of cognitive behavioral therapy and provides a brief outline of common emotional and behavioral issues.
?Mommy, the princesses won?t let me play with them.?
I pulled over and got into the back seat of the car with my 4-year old daughter.
?What do you mean?? I desperately asked her, trying to conceal the panic in my voice . . .
My poor girl, a fan of the Star Wars films, found herself in the nether-region of such ?gender play? and was effectively banished by both Han Solo and Sleeping Beauty.