Monthly Archives: November 2010

Beyond Being “Right”
Posted on November 20, 2010

Frequently, in my experience working with parents of troubled adolescents and young adults, parents freeze up when their children give them negative feedback.  Parents are walled-off, fearful, and unable to tolerate their child’s perspectives, especially when they contain a statement implying: “You did not do enough for me.”  With these kinds of remarks, parents swiftly rebut, defend and emphatically demonstrate how much they did do.  However, parents can model differentiation by hearing, reflecting and acknowledging[…..]

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Posted on November 20, 2010

Temple Grandin and Internal Resources
Posted on November 3, 2010

Temple Grandin and Claire Danes, who portrays Grandin in HBO’s Temple Grandin, © HBO The two things I reflected on as a parent-child therapist after viewing HBO’s movie on Temple Grandin, a highly accomplished autistic woman, author, teacher, innovator and animal lover, was her internal resources and her relationship with her mother (her relationship with her father is not depicted in movie).   I identify internal resources as: the ability to problem solve, delay gratification, motivate[…..]

Krissy's lighthearted, humorous, gentle, and especially non-judgmental nature never failed to lift our spirits. I always appreciated her many stories and her use of metaphors to simply illustrate concepts which she felt we needed to deeply understand and begin to implement. I have worked in the medical field for almost 30 years now and have met many people along the way, but Krissy Pozatek stands out as one of the most gifted and talented people I have ever met. I wholeheartedly recommend her to "everyone" because I think that anyone would be lucky to have her as their therapist! We are forever grateful to her for her brilliant insights, her amazing skill at teaching us more appropriate responses, and most importantly, for helping us to heal our family. Susan P. (Parent of adolescent boy)
Having to send a child to Wilderness and then on to Therapeutic Boarding School was one of the lowest points of our lives and yet we realize now that we were truly blessed to have met Krissy. With her vast experience, eclectic knowledge, and abiding wisdom, Krissy has guided us through darkness and deep despair into the light and an ultimately successful outcome for our family. It has been an 18- month journey so far. During this time, she helped us “stay the course” when every fiber of our being wanted to “rescue our child.


Susan - California USA
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