6yr old girl
6yr old girl presenting with severe non-compliance/antisocial behaviour
A mother had her daughter referred by the schools guidance officer as her daughter's behaviours were evident only in the home environment. Upon discussing entry to BUSHkids, the mother stated ''we don't like being around each other'' and it was also reported that the child's behaviour had come to the point where she was stealing money from her parents.
Intervention consisted of an intense behaviour management program; ''helping the non-compliant child'', whereby both the child and parent attend sessions and the psychologist observes the quality of their interactions and so forth. The mother mentioned significant changes were evident even prior to halfway through the program. The psychologist then presented the "helping the non-compliant child" overview session, discussing in more detail the reasons underlying the selection of the programs strategies, which the child had come to understand well.
During a long term follow-up appointment, the mother stated "she now comes to me for cuddles regularly; she hasn't done that in a very long time". Aside from empirical changes evident throughout the program, that comment has stuck with me the most!