The Co-pilot Program
Often when you a child is sent to treatment, the child works 1 on 1 with a therapist. Children have a limited capacity to retain information (often vital information). When treating conditions like anxiety, headache, and panic attacks a child’s ability to recall techniques that have been acquired is very difficult. Parents come in with information exchanged to them by the therapist from a scheduled parent follow up appointment or from a short post visit at the end of a treatment session with an update on what the child worked on in treatment and established goals. The responsibility to remember and use treatment strategies in compromising circumstances becomes 100% the child’s obligation. This treatment idea is antiquated.