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Course: The Family Coach Method: Raising Good, Kind, Ethical Kids (in a Complicated World)
by Dr. Lynne Kenney

CE Credit Hours: 8
Fee: $39

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Best known as The Family Coach, Dr. Lynne Kenney shows parents of children ages 3 to 8 (the critical years for developing values and behavior patterns) how to create specific, foundational life skills that will stay with children through good times and bad.

Combining the practicality of Supernanny with the creative problem solving of a super sleuth, Dr. Kenney helps busy families of young children identify core values and create long-term, practical child-rearing strategies that work with a minimum of time investment. She gives parents the words and actions to teach their children how to grow into independent, confident, compassionate, accountable kids.

The Family Coach Method is a friendly, illustrated how-to manual of strategies, tips, real-life stories and solid support, structured for quick reference. Filled with age-appropriate sample conversations and problem solving scenarios, the book guides a family to a place of mutual respect, shared values and strengths: a winning team.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:

  • Be able to utilize skills from The Family Coach Method to develop their own proactive parenting methodologies
  • Be able to help clients develop a foundation of family culture, mission and values to guide proactive behavior management
  • Be able to educate parents regarding skill deficits and willful non-compliance
  • Develop a language of skill development that is based on developmental and cognitive psychology research
  • Possess more techniques and strategies to help families move away from punishment and into skill building

Syllabus / Course Instructions

  • This course is suitable for CE for beginning, intermediate and advanced level clinicians.
  • The Course consists of reading the selected book, successfully completing an online posttest and filling out a course evaluation.
  • The printed book or ebook is not included. It must be purchased separately. We have supplied a link to Amazon.com for your convenience.
  • Purchasing your course will give you access to both a printable copy of the test and an online version of the test. Print the test to use as a companion as you read the book and answer the questions.
  • You cannot exit the online test once you begin, so have your answers available.
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Bio: Lynne Kenney, PsyD

Lynne Kenney, Psy.D., is a mother of two, a practicing pediatric psychologist in Scottsdale, AZ, and the creator of The Family Coach Method. She has advanced fellowship training in forensic psychology and developmental pediatric psychology from Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Harbor-UCLA/UCLA Medical School. Dr. Kenney is one of "the most accessible pediatric experts, in the US.

Recently named one of the Top 100 Docs to "Listen to" on Twitter, Dr. Kenney is a featured contributor in Parents, Parenting and Working Mother Magazines. Dr. Lynne has spoken with over 4000 parents and teachers in the past 20 years. Her co-authored book Time In not Time Out will be available in early 2013. Dr. Lynne's interests include: teaching motor math to children ages 6-11, cooking, art, music, and sports.