Carolyn Crowder, Ph.D. attended the University of Arizona and finished her doctorate in 1980. She is a retired psychologist whose primary interest is Adlerian parent education. Her doctoral study was an examination of childrearing practices and beliefs in a remote Zapotec Indian community in Oaxaca, Mexico. During her 40 year career she led parenting groups, worked as a therapist in public school systems, supervised child treatment in an incest program, and maintained a private practice. In the late 1990s, she became alarmed at the use of multiple psychotropic medications with children whose problems were the result of abusive and neglectful family environments and/or typical misbehaviors that any child might exhibit. She joined the ICSPP (now ISEPP) organization 8 years ago and has served on its board for the past 2 years.
Dr. Crowder has 3 parenting books on the market which have been translated into 10 languages. Her first book, Backtalk, was a national bestseller. She appeared on the Today Show, Dateline, 20/20 and NPR. She recently joined the Mother Bear Can steering committee which will offer alternatives to parents with children who are distressed or who are distressing.
April 20, 2012
This is how a child gets into the mental health system. At age 3 he pitches a fit in the grocery store because he wants a candy displayed at the checkout aisle. Mother does not want him to have it …
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