Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Nurtured Heart Approach to Parenting Enrichment Program

  • Joel HektnerEmail author
  • Alison Brennan
  • Tracy Hansen
  • Sean Brotherson
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_367

Name of Model

The Nurtured Heart Approach

Introduction

The Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA) was originally developed to help parents understand how to manage the behavior of children with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and conduct disorder (Glasser and Easley 2016). NHA is increasingly promoted as a valuable strategy for parents of any children. Glasser has designed a training protocol through which facilitators are certified to deliver NHA training through individual coaching or workshops for groups of parents or educators. This training and other training resources are offered online (Children’s Success Foundation 2017), as well as through in-person training sessions conducted by Glasser.

Parents can learn how to use NHA through several modes. They can take a class from a trained facilitator or an online class offered by the Children’s Success Foundation; participate in therapy, coaching, or consultation with a trained facilitator; or...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joel Hektner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alison Brennan
    • 2
  • Tracy Hansen
    • 3
  • Sean Brotherson
    • 1
  1. 1.North Dakota State UniversityFargoUSA
  2. 2.Michigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  3. 3.Hansen Hearts CounselingFargoUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Heather Pederson
    • 1
  • Diana Semmelhack
    • 2
  1. 1.Council for RelationshipsPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Midwestern UniversityDowners GroveUSA