Tag Archives: child psychologist Adelaide

Punishment without understanding equals invalidation

People do not act for no reason. They may act in response to an idea. They may act in response to an emotion. They may act in response to a need that requires satisfaction. They may act because the way … Continue reading

Posted in AAA Caregiving, Children's Behaviour, Parenting, Wellbeing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Kindness is magic

Children form significant, lifelong memories of their interactions with the various adults who enter their lives, including their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, teachers and so on. Those memories, and the experiences from which they derive, shape the beliefs children … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting, Resilience, Wellbeing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Colby Pearce Online

Dear Followers and Visitors to this site, I have been asked a number of times whether I provide online consultations and webinars in my areas of specialty and interest. Well, I wish to advise that I am willing and gearing … Continue reading

Posted in AAA Caregiving, Adoption, Attachment, Children's Behaviour, Fostering, Parenting, Resilience, Therapy, Trauma, Uncategorized, Wellbeing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Assessing Suicide Risk

Youth suicide remains a major public health concern of our time. Few things are more tragic than a young life cut short. Compounding the tragedy of youth suicide is the fact that suicide among young people is a permanent solution … Continue reading

Posted in Wellbeing, Youth Suicide | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reparative Attachment Therapy

Reparative Attachment Therapy is the name used to refer to Colby’s therapeutic approach when treating children who have experienced the devastating effects of abuse, neglect, family violence and loss during their early developmental years. Key elements of Colby’s approach appear … Continue reading

Posted in AAA Caregiving, Adoption, Attachment, Fostering, Therapy, Trauma | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Triple-A Model of Therapeutic Care

The Triple-A Model of Therapeutic Care is an evidence-based approach to the care of children who have experienced complex developmental trauma. The Model was developed by Secure Start Principal Clinical Psychologist, Colby Pearce, and represents an integration of knowledge and … Continue reading

Posted in AAA Caregiving, Adoption, Attachment, Fostering, Parenting, Trauma | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In order to be heard we first need to listen

I think a lot about the concept of validation; and its antithesis, invalidation. In psychological terms, validation incorporates the experience that our thoughts, feelings, perspectives and intentions are understood, accepted and respected by significant others. Conversely, invalidation incorporates the experience … Continue reading

Posted in Favourites, Therapy, Wellbeing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Adopting a balanced view

This short article first appeared in the Blog for The Adoption Social on 21/1/14. I am grateful to the administrators of that site for their interest in my work and my views regarding the care of children. I was born … Continue reading

Posted in AAA Caregiving, Adoption, Attachment, Fostering, Parenting, Trauma, Wellbeing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Preparing your child for their first day of school

This is another brief post from the Secure Start Facebook post, which I considered might be of interest to followers here. At the request of one of our regular visitors to this page, I am going to share some thoughts … Continue reading

Posted in AAA Caregiving, Adoption, Fostering, Parenting, Resilience, Schools, Wellbeing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Getting ready for back to school

OK, so there is just under two weeks until the new school year and a common assertion to be heard from parents at this time is “my child is ready to go back to school”. A similar assertion is “I … Continue reading

Posted in AAA Caregiving, Adoption, Children's Behaviour, Fostering, Parenting, Schools, Wellbeing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment