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Does This Kid Need Medication? with Ron Taffel

Meds: Myths and Realities: NP0035 – Session 3

Do you feel like you could be a more effective therapist with your younger clients? Do you find it hard to determine when interventions–psychological and pharmacological–might be needed? Join Ron Taffel and learn to identify key diagnostic signs that indicate medications could be helpful when dealing with depression, anxiety, AD/HD, and affective disorders.

After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email

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3 Responses to Does This Kid Need Medication? with Ron Taffel

  1. Jenny50 says:

    Interesting talk; I was especially interested in hearing about Ron Taffel’s views on changes in child development with our current issues in society.

  2. M2012 says:

    Thank you for your insights, Dr Taffel. A very important topic. I will never forget my dismay as a young mom about 20 years ago accompanying a school trip of kindergarteners where one little boy with a diagnosis of ADHD was so drugged that he was falling asleep in the seat near me and it felt as though he was not really present for the trip. I hope that you will return soon and share more about your use of developmental and social considerations in your interventions. It can feel overwhelming to know just where to start…
    I will check out the Charlie Rose interview asap!

  3. mgibson says:

    Thank you, Dr. Taffel. I work with children and teens about half of my time. I use a child-centered play therapy approach, which allows the child to be in charge of his world for just one hour. I believe that in itself is empowering for the child. And if the parents join in the sessions, over time it is my hope that we adults will gain just a little understanding of what it is like to be a child, of having your life circumscribed, by having to do what others tell you to do all the time. I know it is important for children to learn, academically and socially, but it is also very important for them to gain a sense of themselves in their own right. I truly appreciated Dr Taffel’s point of view–it is clear that he cares deeply about the young people he works with.

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