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Parenting Services

Payne Whitney Clinic Outpatient Programs

The NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center Payne Whitney Clinic, located on the Upper East Side, offers virtual individualized parenting services for parents seeking support in helping their child or teenager. The clinic also offers virtual group parenting services for parents who would like to learn effective parenting tools while connecting with other caregivers who are facing similar struggles

Individual Services

  • Internet-Based Parent Child Interaction Therapy (i-PCIT) helps parents master strategies to improve the parent-child relationship while reducing oppositional and aggressive behaviors. Parents receive live coaching from a therapist while interacting with their child so they can get real-time help and suggestions. PCIT is fit for parents of children ages 2-7 with highly impulsive and/or oppositional behaviors.
  • Parent Management Training (PMT) is a behavioral treatment that helps parents build skills to help their child or teen who is struggling with inattentive, impulsive, hyperactive, or oppositional behavior. Parents will learn positive parenting strategies, tips to structure routines and house rules, and effective strategies to decrease problem behavior.

Group Services

  • Parent Management Training (PMT) for ADHD Group is a good fit for parents of youth 6-11 with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who would like to improve their parent-child relationship, managing problem-behaviors, and help their child reach their full potential. The 12-week course will include information about ADHD, selective attention, effective instructions, house rules, daily routines, contingency management (reward plans, loss of privileges), time-out, and de-escalating outbursts.
  • Parenting Pre-Teens Groups is appropriate for parents of pre-teens or young teens (ages 10-13) who would like to support their children struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, and/or ADHD. The eight-week course will include information about mental health, using attention to improve behavior, building positive interactions, parent coping, and behavior management.
  • Parenting Teens Groups is appropriate for parents of older teens (14-17) who would like to support their children struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, and/or ADHD. The eight-week course will include information about mental health, using attention to improve behavior, building positive interactions, parent coping, and behavior management.
  • Parents of Emerging Adults is a good fit for parents of young adults ages 18-28 who may be struggling during this exciting but challenging time of life. Caregivers of emerging adults often struggle with balancing support and scaffolding for their young adult while also fostering independence. This group is intended for caregivers of young adults ages 18-28 who would benefit from both skills training and peer support.

To Learn More About Outpatient Parenting Services Contact: 

Andrea Temkin, Psy.D.
abt4002@med.cornell.edu | 212-746-3476

 

Weill Cornell Specialty Center Programs

The Psychiatry Specialty Center offers a range of services for youth, young adults, and families looking for mental health care. In addition to individual therapy and groups for children, adolescents, and young adults, the Specialty Center also has resources for parents who are seeking support in helping their child. This includes virtual individualized parenting services for parents interested in meeting one-on-one with an expert in parenting strategies. The Specialty Center also offers virtual group parenting services for parents who would like to learn effective parenting tools while connecting with other caregivers who are facing similar struggles. Individual and group options are available for parents of youth across the age spectrum and who may be struggling with a range of difficulties.

Individual Services

  • Internet-Based Parent Child Interaction Therapy (i-PCIT) helps parents master strategies to improve the parent-child relationship while reducing oppositional and aggressive behaviors. Parents receive live coaching from a therapist while interacting with their child so they can get real-time help and suggestions. PCIT is fit for parents of children ages 2-7 with highly impulsive and/or oppositional behaviors.
  • Parent Management Training (PMT) is a behavioral treatment that helps parents build skills to help their child, teen, or young adult who is struggling to fulfill their potential due to mental health difficulties. Parents will learn positive parenting strategies, tips to structure routines and house rules, and effective strategies to decrease problem behavior. For parents of young adults, PMT can also help find a balance between supporting your child while encouraging independence.

To learn more about the Specialty Center's Individual Services, please contact:

Amy Miranda, L.C.S.W
 amm9069@med.cornell.edu | (646-962-2820)

Group Services

  • Parent Management Training (PMT) for ADHD Group is a good fit for parents of youth 6-11 with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who would like to improve their parent-child relationship, managing problem-behaviors, and help their child reach their full potential. The 12-week course will include information about ADHD, selective attention, effective instructions, house rules, daily routines, contingency management (reward plans, loss of privileges), time-out, and de-escalating outbursts.
  • Parenting Group for Anxious Children: appropriate for parents of children in elementary or middle school with anxiety. The group will help parents understand anxiety in children and will learn evidence-based strategies to support your child in reducing worry, facing fears, and learning how to thrive.
  • Parenting Teens Groups is appropriate for parents of teens (13-17) who would like to support their children struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, and/or ADHD. The eight-week course will include information about mental health, using attention to improve behavior, building positive interactions, parent coping, and behavior management.
  • Positive Parenting Strategies for Young Children is appropriate for parents of toddler and elementary aged children with difficulties managing behaviors and regulating emotions. The group will help parents learn positive parenting strategies to enhance the parent child relationship and improve behavior management skills.

To learn more about The Specialty Center's Group Services, please contact:

Andrea Temkin, Psy.D.
abt4002@med.cornell.edu | (212-746-3476) 

Rachel Goldman, Ph.D.
rcg9018@med.cornell.edu | 646-450-3455

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