Most problem behaviour is rooted in instinct and emotion and is therefore unresponsive to conventional forms of discipline or behaviour management. Building on the foundations of the Intensive I, this course sheds light upon the profound impact of separation on a child’s personality and behavior, with special attention given to the problems of aggression, resistance,…

No one is more susceptible to being misunderstood than the preschooler – especially when adults are trying to rush them out of their untempered nature, inconsiderate relating, or separation problems. Making sense of these wondrous and confusing beings lays a foundation for intuitive and fruitful interaction with them, and helps us provide the conditions that…

Intensive III: Becoming Attached unfolds and expands the six roots of attachment and puts the focus more on adults than in the first two levels. The course is also a journey through Dr. Neufeld’s earlier theoretical development which created the puzzle pieces that ultimately came together in the six roots of attachment. The Intensive III…

REACHING TROUBLED KIDSFive-Session Cohort Series a special Fall initiative for educators and supporting professionals When Dr. Neufeld first began providing professional development to educators, some 25 years ago, he had organized his material around the topic of Reaching Troubled Kids. The material was very well received by school systems throughout British Columbia and Canada. As…

Not everyone grows up as they get older. The construct of psychological immaturity is not new, but only recently has developmental science advanced to the point where the idea of developmental arrest can be spelled out and employed as a powerful explanatory tool for problems in learning and behaving. Once kids are stuck, the usual…

TRAFFIC CIRCLE MODEL OF FRUSTRATIONWebinar Panel To kick-off our 2022-2023 academic year, Dr. Neufeld will present his Traffic Circle Model of Frustration in an 18-minute TEDx-type talk, to be immediately followed by a dialogue panel which will include himself, Tamara Strijack, and Deborah MacNamara. Understanding the frustration traffic circle can be transformative for parents, teachers,…

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