Notes from a Child Psychologist. With Dr. Tasha Brown

Notes from a Child Psychologist with Dr. Tasha Brown

When working with parents or, as apparent myself, I often wonder if this situation warrants seeking the advice of a professional child psychologist. Today, Dr. Tasha Brown helps us clarify when it is essential to seek them out.

We Talked About

  • How to know when you and your child need to meet with a psychologist
  • Dr. Tasha’s Parent Management Training
  • The difference between Labeled intentional praise and unlabeled praise.
  • Positive reinforcement and “cool down” spaces instead of punitive “timeouts” 
  • Age-appropriate expectations for children
  • Early signs of depression in adolescent girls and how to support them

Things to Remember

“When you work with children, you’re not just working with an individual. You’re working with a family.”

“We know that the more attention we give to certain behaviors, the more we see them, even if they’re negative.”

“When it’s important to the family’s well-being that the child listens right away, we teach parents how to make appropriate requests of their children.”

“Set the expectations but also manage your expectations.”

“When children have what we call ‘protective factors’ it decreases their likelihood of anxiety and depression as adolescents.”

“Children are not born with the language they need to express their BIG emotions. The adults in their lives model and teach them how to communicate effectively.”

Dr. Tasha Brown

Additional Resources

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Let’s Continue the conversation…

Now, Dr. Tasha and I want to hear from you!

Are you curious about the psychology behind your child’s actions? Tune in as my guest, Dr. Tasha Brown, shares her insights and expert notes.

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More About My Guest

Dr. Tasha Brown is the Director and Founder of TMB Psychological Services, PLLC. As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Brown specializes in providing clinical care to children, adolescents, parents, and young adults. She provides various evidence-based clinical services and is passionate about helping the individuals she works with function adequately at home, school, and in their communities. She provides clinical care for individuals who have concerns related to behavioral challenges, inattention, hyperactivity,  mood, anxiety, school-related concerns, trauma, and life transitions.

She gets excited when her clients incorporate skills learned in treatment into their daily lives. Dr. Brown prides herself in being able to provide client-centered care with a strength-based approach. Specifically, she focuses on providing Parent Management Training (PMT), and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and is a certified Within Agency trainer in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Additionally, she specializes in working with parents as they navigate the complexities of parenting. Dr. Brown has published work related to Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, depression prevention for adolescent girls, and school consultation.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Brown conducts a wide range of training and workshops for various groups such as schools, community groups, religious institutions, and corporations. The focus of these workshops is primarily to empower parents with the right tools and knowledge to support their child’s mental health. Dr. Brown also conducts workshops and training sessions for parents, educators, and therapists, focusing on how to talk to children about race, racism, and social justice.

Dr. Brown enjoys reading, exercising, caring for her house plants, and spending time with family and friends!

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