Douglas Goldschmidt, LCSWR
Clinical Social Worker
50 Presidential Plaza, LL5, Syracuse, New York 13057
Working with small children means playing with them -- entering their worlds, observing how they interact with their worlds, and helping them maneuver through the many problems that affect their growth. This often means working with parents to establish stronger emotional attachments with the children and enhancing parenting skills. It also includes helping children to live in the present, mindful of their behavior and possibilities, with a sense of trust and hope. I often use hypnosis and mindfulness training to help children achieve a sense of calm and competence as well as new ways of behaving that enhance their relationship with themselves, their peers and their families.