Richard & Jane – Richard & Jane met after divorce from long-term marriages. They dated for 13 months and married after working through the challenges of bringing two lives together. They both feel that they have found the wonderful relationship they so deeply desired. Together they are the parents of six children and have two grandchildren.
Richard - Richard holds a Doctorate in Education from Rutgers University and for over 40 years has worked with families and children in a variety of educational, home and institutional settings. He is the author of Peaceful Parenting: Parent Empowerment & Child Empowerment and Family Centered Parenting – Your Guide For Growing Great Families. He is an educator, coach, and consultant who has worked with organizations, individuals and families in enhancing their problem solving and communication skills. Richard is an experienced and highly evaluated presenter and group facilitator. He has served as President and group facilitator for a non-profit men’s support organization – Men Mentoring Men. Richard is a former Peace Corps volunteer.
Jane – Jane is a relationship coach who has worked for over 25 years with organizations, individuals and families on problem resolution and life-skills enhancement. She is the 2010 recipient of the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities Family Advocate Award. Jane is a highly evaluated presenter with a successful track record in empowering individuals to overcome complex challenges. She has served as Executive Director of a non-profit agency providing services, advocacy and coaching to individuals and families with disabilities.
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Family Centered Parenting – Your Guide For Growing Great Families
Dr. Richard C. Horowitz (2010)
Coaching or Therapy. What’s the Difference?
It is important to make the distinction between therapy and coaching. They are not competitive approaches to life challenges but rather complimentary methods to resolve issues and engage in personal growth. Generally speaking, therapy with its roots in psychiatry and medicine is designed more for individuals, couples or families who are experiencing difficulties that are significantly impacting their day to day living and whose treatment might require medication interventions as well as talk therapy. Coaching deals with the present and future and is solution focused. Goal setting, creating action plans, skill enhancement and cheerleading are at the heart of the coaching process which is usually more short term than therapy. It is certainly reasonable for a couple or family to be engaging in therapy as individuals, a couple or as a family before or during family centered coaching.
How is Family Centered Coaching Different from Traditional Therapy?
- Coaching works to move people to a higher level of functioning rather than emotional healing.
- Therapy focuses more on past issues and feelings than on the present and future.
- Therapy deals with couples or families experiencing serious emotional distress. In therapy there is an assumption that the client needs healing while coaching assumes the client is whole.
- Therapy sessions often do not provide sufficient time to devote to relationship education, skill building and the seeking of external solutions to issues.
- Between 38% & 50% of couples who engage in traditional marriage therapy get divorced after two years.
- Therapists are usually either a male or female creating a potential gender barrier for at least one party. How Can We Help You?
- We offer a male and female coach working together with a family to make sure each party is understood and gender barriers in communication are eliminated.
- You will be coached with an emphasis on the present and future not driven by past issues or misdeeds.
- Families will be assisted in creating mutually agreed upon specific short-term measurable goals.
- Relationship skills will be developed by modeling and role-playing based on individual needs with encouragement and on-going assistance.
- Parents will receive immediate strategies to respond to a child’s behavioral or educational challenges.