Author Archives: colbypearce

About colbypearce

I am a Clinical Psychologist and author who assists children and familes overcome adversity and experience strong and secure attachment relationships.

Party Hats On Monsters

A technique that assists children with their fears in an enjoyable and non-threatening way. Continue reading

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How to train : Some reflections

The training of carers of children in out-of-home-care (OOHC) and the social care professionals who support them is closely aligned. There is an emphasis on imparting what carers and professionals need to know (theory/ideas), and relatively less emphasis on what they … Continue reading

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Trauma-informed in South Australia: the Kinship CARE Project

As at September 2018 there were 1717 children in kinship care placements in South Australia, representing 46% of all children in out-of-home care with an authority for placement (Department for Child Protection Reporting and Statistics). Year-by-year statistics for the period … Continue reading

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Reactive Attachment Disorder and the Looking-Glass-Self

Epilogue In his 1902 publication, Human Nature and the Social Order, Charles Horton Cooley introduced the concept of the Looking Glass Self to portray his idea that an individual’s perception of themselves develops in association with how they experience others … Continue reading

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A Tale of Four Mice: An Attachment Story

Following the popularity of the allegory, A Tale of Three Mice, which formed the prologue to the first edition of A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder, when I was asked by my publisher to prepare a Second Edition … Continue reading

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Therapeutic Parenting : What is it?

Across a career spanning almost 25 years I have spent much of my time engaging with caregivers of deeply hurt and troubled children.

Caregivers of these children often ask: What can I do to help this child?

This is an interesting question.

Which of the following statements best reflects the answer you would like to receive to this question, were you asking it? … Continue reading

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School Holidays : A brief survival guide

Dear subscribers and visitors. It is Christmas holiday time here in Australia, and I thought that I would update this older post, which was very much buried in this site. Again, it contains some practical advice that many parents, grandparents, … Continue reading

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Trauma Informed Care: The CARE Therapeutic Framework

The CARE Therapeutic Framework: A Whole-Of-Service Kinship Care Training and Implementation Programme Author/Developer: Colby Pearce, Clinical Psychologist The CARE Therapeutic Framework[1] is an evidence-informed, strengths-based approach. It draws attention to conventional aspects of caregiving and relating that support optimal developmental … Continue reading

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Trauma Informed Classrooms : Four Essential Activities

Hi everyone. I hope you don’t mind, but I have decided to update and re-post this blog from a little while ago. It was a bit buried in all of the other posts on this site, and the information is … Continue reading

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Dear Subscribers and Visitors to this Blog

Hello. You have not really heard from me for a while. I have neglected this blog site while working on other endeavours, including the further development of the Triple-A Model of Therapeutic Care in Donegal, Ireland, and the development and … Continue reading

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