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PSYC4030 6.0DPCIT Chapter 6 Chapter 6: The First Discipline Coaching Session.

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1 PSYC DPCIT Chapter 6 Chapter 6: The First Discipline Coaching Session

2 PSYC DPCIT Chapter 6 The First Time Out 2-hour session for coaching parents, with children present2-hour session for coaching parents, with children present Bug-in-ear device is also being used so that therapist does not compromise parent’s authority in eyes of childBug-in-ear device is also being used so that therapist does not compromise parent’s authority in eyes of child Session will begin with play therapy and will move on to disciplining opportunitiesSession will begin with play therapy and will move on to disciplining opportunities

3 PSYC DPCIT Chapter 6 Tell, Show, Do, Review Full Disclosure: Children are informed of the time out procedure before it is implementedFull Disclosure: Children are informed of the time out procedure before it is implemented — Modeling of time out Tell the child what will happen if they do not practice mindingTell the child what will happen if they do not practice minding Parent shows the child what it’s like to go to sit in the chairParent shows the child what it’s like to go to sit in the chair Child will then Do the behaviourChild will then Do the behaviour Review the procedure again with the childReview the procedure again with the child

4 PSYC DPCIT Chapter 6 Incorporating Discipline First directive is given 5-10 minutes after play therapyFirst directive is given 5-10 minutes after play therapy — Including hand gestures Therapy begins with small goals, therefore giving a high probability of complianceTherapy begins with small goals, therefore giving a high probability of compliance Don’t want child to fail immediatelyDon’t want child to fail immediately

5 PSYC DPCIT Chapter 6 Incorporating Discipline If child complies, then give labeled praiseIf child complies, then give labeled praise After first command is given, there is a return to play therapy and avoidance of any given instructionsAfter first command is given, there is a return to play therapy and avoidance of any given instructions Every 3-5 minutes, another command is given, with a gradual increase in the demands to the childEvery 3-5 minutes, another command is given, with a gradual increase in the demands to the child

6 PSYC DPCIT Chapter 6 Coaching a Time Out At the outset of the coaching, the therapist in completely responsible for instructing the parent in what to say and do (p. 113)At the outset of the coaching, the therapist in completely responsible for instructing the parent in what to say and do (p. 113) The Time Out procedure is fairly regimented so the parent must lear to follow it strictlyThe Time Out procedure is fairly regimented so the parent must lear to follow it strictly

7 PSYC DPCIT Chapter 6 Coaching a Time Out The therapist or assistant may enter the room to talk to the parent while child is on the timeout chairThe therapist or assistant may enter the room to talk to the parent while child is on the timeout chair 1.Avoid parent talking to child during time out 2.Child can receive indirect information from adults about inappropriate behaviour and consequences 3.Child may be distracted into silence 4.Provide children with mastery experience

8 PSYC DPCIT Chapter 6 Coaching a Time Out The only other instance where the therapist or assistant will enter the room is when the parent has clearly lost controlThe only other instance where the therapist or assistant will enter the room is when the parent has clearly lost control — May include situation where physical restraint of child (or parent) is necessary

9 PSYC DPCIT Chapter 6 Debriefing Most parents need debriefing following the Discipline sessionMost parents need debriefing following the Discipline session — Almost always experience some level of stress — Have no sense of how well they did Positive feedback to parents, assurance that Time Outs will be less difficult in the futurePositive feedback to parents, assurance that Time Outs will be less difficult in the future — Fair discipline does not harm the parent-child relationship — Children and parents become closer when children feel the environment is secure and predictable

10 PSYC DPCIT Chapter 6 Homework Only given where there is high probability of successOnly given where there is high probability of success Involved adding 10 minutes of minding exercises a day, alternating from play to directivesInvolved adding 10 minutes of minding exercises a day, alternating from play to directives — Tell, show, do, review should be re-explained at home If Time Out occurs, this will usually add time to the exerciseIf Time Out occurs, this will usually add time to the exercise

11 PSYC DPCIT Chapter 6 Homework If parents are not ready to begin play therapy procedures, then no homework other than the 5 minutes of play therapy should be givenIf parents are not ready to begin play therapy procedures, then no homework other than the 5 minutes of play therapy should be given Only give homework:Only give homework: 1.“Clean” time out 2.No therapist intervention 3.No time out occurred, but parent showed good discipline and child improved with following directives


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