Are you a primary caregiver who is interested in treatment services for your child at Beth Powell’s In-Family Services?

Characteristics of Beth Powell’s Approach to Treatment

  1. Sources of the child’s behavior are identified, within this therapist’s scope of experience and training. Then the causal agents of the disturbances are sequentially treated according to suspected sources that are in most urgent need of change.
  2. Treatment is systems-based—wholistic. The therapist provides treatment, within her scope of experience and training. Suggestions for adjunct therapies that utilize the help of other service providers may be a part of the treatment plan.
  3. Because the child-in-family approach is systems-based, the child is treated with the help of the home caregiver(s) in the session with the child. Children get better because the people who are the most responsible for them have been educated and trained in what to do and when to do it. That way, therapy can be on-going, in the home, 24/7.
  4. Because the home caregivers are the primary change agents for the child, bonds and relationships are strengthened between them. This allows attachment from parent to child and child to parent to become more secure.
  5. Assessment is on-going and recommendations for treatment are comprehensive within the therapist’s scope of experience and training. She assesses a child and family’s needs from a neuro-sequential, neuro-sensory, spiritual, emotional/psychological/relationship standpoint. She structures treatment in a sequential manner, with a strong educational component for the caregivers. That way helpful interventions can build, one upon the other, and caregivers can carry out the interventions away from the therapy session. The brain, the mind and the relationships with oneself or with others develop in a use-dependent manner. What is practiced becomes perfect.
  6. The child-in-family approach includes a variety of therapeutic interventions based upon the child-in-family’s most urgent needs.
  7. Caregivers who are a perfect fit for the child-in-family approach:

a. Are motivated to help their child become all their child can be

b. Desire new knowledge and techniques to help their children and possess the will to follow through on suggestions at home

c. Make the time to devote to their children’s well-being away from the therapy session

d. Are willing to review at home the information and handouts gleaned from the therapy sessions

e. Are willing to work on themselves to help them remove child-induced psychological triggers and resolve past abuses/losses that impede them from being their child’s greatest helper

For more information on this approach: See the PowerPoint presentation entitled

The Child-in-Family Approach to Helping Hurt Children Heal at