Welcome to the Parenting Center

Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE)

all ages

Through the SPACE program, parents of children with anxiety conditions learn supportive ways to respond to their child’s anxiety, communicate confidence in their child’s ability to manage their feelings and build ongoing independence. Parents learn problem-solving strategies in how to respond to their child’s anxious feelings and behaviors and children learn how to manage their anxiety. Research indicates that the SPACE program may reduce children’s anxiety symptoms as much as the standard individual child therapy treatment for anxiety.

To schedule a consultation to see if this support is a helpful match for your parenting needs, please call: 650-723-5511

Mindful Parenting

all ages

Now Registering for Fall, 2020 Online Course, click here for info

This education program offers instruction in mindfulness practices including meditation and its application for reducing stress and cultivating self-compassion and quality of life for parents of children/adolescents/adults with behavior challenges and/or learning differences. The program includes didactic presentations, guided meditations and dialogue around how mindfulness can address parenting. In between classes, participants are instructed to cultivate a daily meditation practice as well as applying mindfulness to parenting and other daily activities.

Topics include:

  • What is mindfulness?
  • How can it help me as a parent?
  • How can we better manage our own difficult emotions as parents?
  • How can we move from coping to living more meaningful lives?

For questions and to register: Email earchiba@stanford.edu or call (650) 721-6327

Parent Management Training (PMT)

ages 6-12

PMT is an evidence-based treatment aimed at reducing children’s challenging behaviors, building adaptive functioning skills, and improving the often times strained parent child relationship. These goals are achieved by active parent participation in weekly sessions where parents learn specialized skills to target problematic behaviors. Sessions involve presenting a principle or theme, discussing how it translates concretely into what to do at home (skill building), developing the use of skills at home in relation to the child’s behavior, and practice in session and outside of session.

To schedule a consultation to see if this support is a helpful match for your parenting needs, please call: 650-723-5511

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

ages 2-7

PCIT works with parents and children together to improve the quality of the parent-child relationship and teach parents the skills necessary to manage their child’s behavior difficulties. parents learn to increase positive and supportive communication with their child and how to increase consistent and predictable parenting to address noncompliance and other disruptive behaviors. Using a one-way mirror and wireless earphone, parents are provided live coaching by a clinician on the specific skills to help shape their children’s behavior. Parents learn and practice skills during therapy until they master them, and behavior improves.

To schedule a consultation to see if this support is a helpful match for your parenting needs, please call: 650-723-5511

Parenting Center Faculty and Staff

Co-Director of the Stanford Parenting Center
Co-Director of the Stanford Parenting Center
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Kyle Cassidy, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

EVENTS

Webinar: Positive Parenting During COVID-19, 1/22/21. Click here for more info. and for past webinar recordings.

Positive Parenting Consultation Groups- starts 1/8/2021. 

14th Annual Autism Virtual Update  3/20/2021, click here for details/registration.

Autism Parent Support Group Now via Zoom until further notice. Meets on second Mondays from 7-8:30pm. For zoom info, click here.

Mindfulness Skills for Parents Online Course starts in March. Click here for info.