Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 01, 2013
Center for Discovery, a national leader in residential treatment for teens and adolescents, has announced a free continuing education event entitled ‘Behavioral Issues in Adoptive Families and Families with Attachment Issues.’ The purpose of this free event, which will include a presentation from Dr. G. Frank Lawlis, PhD, ABPP, is to help parents and professionals utilize tools that will strengthen and improve relationships with hard to reach children. The continuing education event will be offered on Thursday, July 25 at 11:00AM in Costa Mesa, California and again on Friday, July 26 at 11:00 AM in Los Angeles, California.
The discussion regarding behavioral issues in adoptive families will cover many of the common bonding barriers that adoptive families encounter as well as effective methods for working through and overcoming these barriers. Dr. Lawlis will specifically discuss communication skills, discipline steps, rhythmic stimulation and diet considerations in the context of building healthy family relationships. Dr. Lawlis will also address topics such as sibling rivalry, brain development, aging and brain function, self-identification and cultural values and thinking processes. Finally, Dr. Lawlis will discuss the potential role that treatment programs can fill in providing additional assistance and support to families facing behavioral issues stemming from adoption or attachment disorders.
Dr. Lawlis has focused on clinical and research methods of the mind-body relationship since 1968. Dr. Lawlis cofounded the Lawlis and Peavey PsychoNeuroPlasticity Center and is currently serving a project called “Camp Better America” and an adviser and instructor. Dr. Lawlis has also been Chief Content and Oversight Adviser as well as Chairman of the Dr. Phil Advisory Board since the inception of the Dr. Phil show.
About Center for Discovery
Center for Discovery is a nationally recognized leader in teen residential treatment including teen eating disorder treatment, teen mental health treatment and teen substance abuse treatment. With residential treatment centers throughout California and the United States, Center for Discovery provides clinically sophisticated treatment to assist clients in learning the indispensable, practical skills necessary for lasting change and long term recovery. Center for Discovery locations are specialized treatment centers helping clients with treatment for eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder, mental health disorders and substance abuse issues. Each Center for Discovery location provides specialized treatment for one type of treatment. Center for Discovery locations are fully licensed by the state and JCAHO accredited.
For more information about this event or Center for Discovery eating disorder treatment programs, contact Alexia Mowry at 562-881-9886 or alexia.mowry(at)centerfordiscovery(dot)com or visit http://www.centerfordiscovery.com.
Who: Center for Discovery and Dr. G. Frank Lawlis
What: Behavioral Issues in Adoptive Families and Families With Attachment Issues Continuing Education Event
When: Thursday, July 25th, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Costa Mesa, California
Friday, July 26th, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Los Angeles, California