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Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA)® to Parenting (Tuesdays)

Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA)® to Parenting (Tuesdays)

Cost: $90 for the series of classes –one or both parents may attend for this fee. Participants will be required to purchase a workbook for an add’l cost of $18.

To register, call: 616.222.3700

Who should attend: Parents of children 4 to 16 years

Facilitator: William Rowell, Ph.D., ABPP

Parenting can be the most difficult, but potentially most rewarding challenge a person can take on. Often, our own parenting experiences may not prepare us to be the kind of parent we wish to be. Emphasizing the successes every child has and minimizing the energy we give to their mistakes (negative behaviors) allows parents and others who deal with children to transform the child and the picture they have of themselves. Parents also find this approach transforms them from negative, rule-setting, demanding, frustrated authority figures to generous, supportive, positive parents.


Jan 9, 2018: Introduction to the Nurtured Heart Approach®

Jan 16, 2018: Crucial Concepts of the Nurtured Heart Approach®

Jan 23, 2018: Techniques to Energize Success

Jan 30, 2018: Limit Setting and Consequences

Feb 6: The 3 Stands of NHA®, Working Together

Feb 13: Notching it Up

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About The Facilitator

William Rowell, PhD, ABPP, Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Rowell is a Clinical Psychologist at Pine Rest’s outpatient clinics. He joined the staff of Pine Rest in 2005. Dr. Rowell completed his undergraduate work in psychology at Duke University and earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Rowell is board certified in Clinical Psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

He was on the staff of Northeast Guidance Center in Detroit for seven years. He then joined Psychological Institutes of Michigan, P.C. and was there for 27 years.

Dr. Rowell works with children, adolescents, and adults under the age of 65. He has special interest in individuals who have anxiety or excessive worry; those dealing with grief and loss; those with relationship issues at work or in their personal lives; adolescents who are anxious, under performing in school, or seeking direction in their lives; and children who are intense and a challenge to parents and/or schools.

Dr. Rowell is a Nurtured Heart Approach® Avanced Trainer. This program, created by Howard Glasser, is a philosophy for creating healthy relationships with the people in your life. Four times a year, Dr. Rowell offers a six-week series of NHA parenting classes. He also offers opportunities for professionals to learn how the Nurtured Heart Approach can be used with clients, students, and in organizational settings.