Bleeding Heart or Purple Heart: Learning Parenting Styles and Basic Parenting Education

Explores models of effective parenting including STEP, PET & Behavior Modification. Special emphasis will be given to identifying parenting styles and parenting techniques appropriate to the child’s developmental level and individual needs. Helps identify strategies to support your client’s parents with activities designed to preserve and strengthen the family.


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Gordon, Thomas. (1st revised edition: 2000) Parent Effectiveness Training. New York, NY: Three Rivers Press.

Haley, J. (1976) Problem Solving Therapy. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Henggeler, S. W. & Borduin, C. M. (1990) Family Therapy and Beyond: A Multisystemic Approach to treating the Behavior Problems of Children and Adolescents. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Munger, R. L. (1993) Changing Children’s Behavior Quickly. Lanham, MD: Madison Book

Rogers, Carl (1951). Client-Centered Therapy: its current practice, implications, and theory. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Effective Parenting: Teaching the Secrets of Parenting

Focus on Your Child

The Successful Parent

The Informed Parent

Parent Zone

Information for parents of teens, including troubled teens, parenting tips, teen education, and more.

The Incredible Years