Dr. Beth Grosshans obtained her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Ohio State University and is the author of the parenting book Beyond Time-Out. Working in both outpatient and inpatient settings, Dr. Beth Grosshans has provided psychotherapy treatment to numerous children. Now retired, Dr. Grosshans supports educational institutions by continuing to draw upon her expertise as a child psychologist.
In the course of their practice, child psychologists typically encounter a diverse range of situations, such as learning disabilities, abuse, bullying, and psychological disorders, which require specific skills to manage. Practicing as a child psychologist requires being enthusiastic, trustworthy, and having an ability to communicate clearly with children.
Enthusiasm is a key skill, since it can help children enjoy their therapy, which in turn is critical for helping them make progress. Trustworthiness is equally valuable for a therapist to develop confidence in the child and parents they work with, since sensitive and personal information is typically shared during counseling sessions. Child psychologists also need to communicate effectively in a way the child understands, and to work with the wider network of those supporting the child.
For more than two decades, Dr. Beth Grosshans worked as a licensed clinical psychologist in New Jersey. Over the course of her career, Dr. Beth Grosshans maintained memberships in professional organizations such as the American Psychological Association (APA).
Throughout the year, the APA holds a variety of workshops, seminars, conferences, and other educational activities as part of its efforts to advance the knowledge and skills of its members. Currently, the organization is preparing to host several upcoming events, including its new Technology, Mind, and Science conference.
Designed for students, scientists, practitioners, and policymakers, Technology, Mind, and Science is an interdisciplinary conference that will examine the interaction between humans and technology. The event will focus specifically on how humans use technology and how it impacts human experience and behavior. The conference will also address the ways that technology helps advance scientific research.
Technology, Mind, and Society will take place April 5-7, 2018, in Washington, DC. For more information about the conference and other APA events, visit www.apa.org.
Experienced Psychologist Beth Grosshans Lectures on Child Development