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Carla Stern Launches Practice Specializing in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Story Filed: Wednesday, August 21st 2019, 7:15 PM CDT

Medicine Hat, Canada - Aug 21, 2019 - Registered Provisional Psychologist Carla Stern is one of the first people in Canada to be trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and she’s the owner of the newly launched Carla Stern Psychological Services, Inc. Research has demonstrated the technique is the most effective treatment for children ages 2-7 with behavioral problems.

Stern felt so strongly about the impact that the therapy would have for children and parents that she took the extraordinary step of driving to Oklahoma in the U.S. by herself to where the training was being offered. The Registered Provisional Psychologist even slept in her truck while she traveled to and from her training.

“I could not be more proud of Carla Stern who drove a total of 40 hours in her truck, and slept in the truck every night, to attend our Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Training in Oklahoma,” said Christopher Campbell, Ph.D. “Over the past year, she has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to providing evidence-based services to families in Canada and making sure that PCIT is available in more communities.”

Parent-child relationships can be difficult at any age. Through PCIT, Stern is providing parents and children with the tools, techniques and strategies to address behavioral challenges including defiance and aggression. Children learn cooperation and social skills that improve the parent-child dynamic.

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No two situations are the same and therapy is customized to the individual child and family. Stern helps parents recognize underlying problems, realize their own strengths, and manage their child’s difficult and challenging behaviors. The therapy is ideal for parents that may be feeling stressed, frustrated and overwhelmed, but are committed to creating positive and healthy changes for their child and family.

Carla Stern Psychological Services provides parents with Parent-Child Interaction Therapy designed to eliminate negative behaviors, improve communication, and help parents build stronger relationships with their children. Stern is helping parents struggling through the chaos of life and looking to develop healthy and fulfilling relationships with their growing child.

About Carla Stern

Carla Stern has worked with children and families for over 10 years, providing individual and family counseling for a vast range of mild to severe problems. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Calgary where she participated in research and completed an Honours Thesis focusing on parent-child interactions. She completed her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Company Name: Carla Stern Psychological Services Inc.
Contact Person: Carla Stern
Phone: 14034584451
Address:231 - 6th Ave. SE
City: Medicine Hat
State: Alberta
Country: Canada
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