Dr. Alan Kazdin and Erin Carrubba, LPC, CKPMT

About Dr. Alan Kazdin and Erin Carrubba, LPC, CKPMT

Dr. Alan E. Kazdin and Erin Carrubba, LPC, CKPMT co-authored many of the blog articles on this website as part of their work at the Yale Parenting Center. Erin has been a certified specialist at the Center for many years. She has extensive experience working with children and families specializing in behavioral difficulties and parenting stress. Erin also conducts highly sought after professional trainings and certifies clinicians around the world in Kazdin PMT.

Fostering Flexibility

Flexibility in your parenting can be very important.  While most of us consider ourselves to be flexible, so much of parenting seems to require NOT being flexible, so let us consider how this could work. Raising children seems to require that a parent has fixed rules that should not be compromised.  So many issues, such [...]

By |2017-07-26T16:59:54+00:00March 14th, 2017|For Parents|

Myths of Punishment

As the new year is beginning, many of us begin to think about what changes we can make in our lives.  Parenting is such an important job, and we often hope that we are being the best parents we can be. Punishment for misbehavior comes so naturally to us.  We barely even think about it [...]

Helping Clients with School Problem Behaviors

Clinicians working with families and children are often faced with the tall order of helping improve school problem behaviors.  It is a long school day with many factors and many different people involved. One way to tackle this seemingly impossible task is to use the very effective tool of simulation.  Simulation involves role-playing a scenario, [...]

By |2017-07-26T16:59:54+00:00September 1st, 2016|For Professionals|

Summer Review – Praise

Summer is a great time to brush up on your professional skills.  Let's review a key concept of Parent Management Training that you can use with all the parents you see.  Praise!!  When you teach parents to effectively praise their children for behaviors they would like to strengthen, be sure the following components are included. [...]

Easy Tips for a Fun and Constructive Summer Time

Be down with down time.  There is so much structure and rushing around during the school year.  Allow summer to include some down time for your children. Make family time.  Summer is a great opportunity to create some family time.  Do something together as a family.  Take a bike ride, go to the beach, or [...]

By |2017-07-26T16:59:54+00:00July 1st, 2016|For Parents|

School is out for the summer

School is out for the summer and everyone is ready for a much needed break.  During the school months, getting children up and out of the house on time, getting homework done, and so on is hectic.  Summer can be a welcomed and valuable break from these struggles, but of course has its own challenges [...]

By |2017-07-26T16:59:54+00:00July 1st, 2016|For Parents|

Use Shaping for Reducing Screen Time

A common concern of parents is that their child is engaging in too much video game or TV time.  Many families have televisions, computers, tablets, and video game systems in their homes to complicate the problem. When working with families to structure screen time, don't advise them to take all of it away, rather work [...]

Annoying Behaviors and How to Get Rid of Them

You love your children and often enjoy their lively and silly presence.  Sometimes, however, they can exhibit annoying behaviors.   If you could only get rid of some of these irritating habits, maybe life would be a little easier at home. Contrary to what most people think, the child is not being manipulative, mean, or [...]

By |2017-07-26T16:59:54+00:00May 1st, 2016|For Parents|
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