In addition to our signature Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) services, we host parenting seminars regularly through our Mission Viejo facility. These interactive, educational events are designed to help caregivers strengthen and enhance their parenting skills. The sessions focus on fundamental parenting topics such as:

And Other Services

  • Indepth Counseling Services: Individual, Couples, Family, and Group
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Parent Training
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychiatric Consultation
  • Medication Support


Connecting with Your Child through Play:
Discover the Connections Between Learning, Play and Attachment

It is not "just play". Children learn through their play.
This 60-minute seminar will help parents learn why play is important and how to play with their child while fostering attachment, developmental stages, language, and social skills.

Learn how to:

  • Support and discover your child's learning and communication through play
  • Understand cognitive, social/emotional, language, and developmental stages of play
  • Offer meaningful experiences and quality play materials
  • Effectively engage in play with your child
  • Use hands-on PRIDE Skills in Play
  • Enhance your relationship through play with your child
  • What a difference 5 minutes of play each day can make!


Temper Tantrums 101
Less frustration and more control mean fewer tantrums - and happier parents.

Children do not come with 'how-to manuals.' Wouldn't it be nice if they did! This 60-minute seminar will help parents learn effective and appropriate ways to deal with their child's temper tantrums.

Learn how to:

  • Avoid power struggles and the 'battle of the wills.'
  • Set positive limits and help your child succeed
  • Role model anger management skills for your child
  • Use an 'active ignore.'
  • Utilize techniques to gain compliance
  • Manage misbehavior in public places


The Power of Praise
'Reinforce the positive, ignore minor misbehaviors, and enjoy the peace... the Power of Praise.'

Can you praise your child too much?  Is there a 'right way' to praise? Can 'over-praising' affect your child negatively? This 60-minute seminar will help parents learn how and when to appropriately and effectively give praises.

Learn how to:

  • To parent more positively
  • How praising can work in your favor to decrease negative behaviors
  • To motivate your child to work for your positive attention
  • Tips on how to enhance your relationship with your child


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