Mary Nord Cook – Transform Teen Behavior: Family-Based Interventions

Mary Nord Cook – Transform Teen Behavior: Family-Based Interventions

Mary Nord Cook – Transform Teen Behavior: Family-Based Interventions

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Mary Nord Cook
6 Hours 10 Minutes
Audio and Video
Dec 01, 2017


  • Reduce Family Conflict
  • Heal Family Relationships
  • Optimize Family Communication
  • Empower Families to Achieve & Maintain Emotional Health

When a child or teen is afflicted with mental illness, whole families are dragged into the vortex of their struggles. Parents often feel blind-sided, devastated and powerless to help.

Dr. Cook’s intensive and comprehensive program is loaded with experiential learning designed to transform family dynamics.

Her evidence-based program contains groundbreaking strategies for family skill-building to target the following skill sets:

Emotion Regulation • Empathy Building • Problem-Solving • Conflict Resolution

Behavior Contracts • Assertiveness • Thought Restructuring

You’ll walk away feeling fully equipped to tackle even the most challenging families, especially those deeply rooted in long-standing high conflict and unhealthy patterns.

Join Dr. Cook as she teaches you powerful, proven strategies to engage and empower families to develop deep, enduring empathic connections.

Interactive Tools & Techniques Throughout the Recording!

  • Before & After Skill Tests
  • Video Vignettes, Movie Clips
  • Live Skill Demonstrations
  • Role Play Skill Rehearsals
  • Peer Coaching & Mentoring
  • Parent & Teen Handouts
  • Rewards & Consequences




Emotion Regulation

  • Cultivate Feelings Awareness
  • Build Feelings Vocabularies
  • Family-Based Emotion Regulation

Empathy Building

  • Parent-Teen Empathy Skills
  • Promote Parent-Teen Trust
  • Enhance Understanding & Compassion
  • Bolster Family Listening Skills

Conflict Resolution

  • Promote Win-Win Ways in Families
  • Increase Family Cohesion & Closeness
  • Parent Modeling of Optimal Approaches

Behavior Contracts

  • Steps to Negotiate Teen “Buy In” & Compliance
  • Ways to Track & Reinforce Positive Behaviors
  • Facilitate Collaborative Family Negotiations

Assertive Communication

  • Teach Parents & Teens Assertiveness
  • Promote Healthy Parent-Teen Communication
  • Model Prosocial Styles of Sharing Feelings
  • Bolster Family Expressions of Warmth & Love

Thought Restructuring

  • Educate Parents & Teens on Power of Perception
  • Promote Thought & Self-Talk Awareness
  • Acquaint Parents & Teens with Common Thinking Traps
  • Train Parents & Teens on Critical Thinking Exercises


Mary Nord Cook, MD Related seminars and products: 2

Mary Nord Cook, MD, is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist. For the past 18 years, she has been developing and directly providing three psychosocial skills and parent training, multi-family workshops weekly.

Dr. Cook has authored and published two books detailing the evidence-based, standardized, skills-building treatment protocols used for both the school-aged and adolescent patient populations, titled Transforming Behavior: Training Parents & Kids Together and Transforming Teen Behavior: Parent Teen Protocols for Psychosocial Skills Training. Her passions are developing and applying family and strengths-based approaches, pursuant of a goal to minimize medication, while optimizing parenting and psychosocial skills. Her mantra is “More Skills =’s Less Pills!” Dr. Cook has received numerous awards for outstanding and innovative program development, leadership, teaching and mentorship. She frequently performs presentations in the community for school, primary care and youth outreach programs.

In July 2015, she assumed new roles as the chief executive officer and medical director for EMPOWER, a first of its kind, Non-Profit {501(3)(c)} Center of Excellence in Family Behavioral Health. She has been extensively involved in the training of medical students, psychology and social work graduate students, along with psychiatry residents. She recently won a resident nominated award for teaching excellence and has also been recognized by the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), as an outstanding mentor. She specializes in working with families presenting with youth who’ve been diagnosed with disruptive behavior and mood disorders. Dr. Cook received her doctoral degree (Medicine) from Wayne State University, her General Psychiatry Residency at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego and her Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship training at the University of California, San Diego. From 1998-2005 she served in the United States Navy, including working as the sole child psychiatrist for six military bases and over 30 Department of Defense schools, across Japan for three years. From 2005-2015, she held the rank of associate professor of psychiatry at the Colorado School of Medicine while concurrently serving as the medical director for the Department of Psychiatry at CHCO.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Mary Nord Cook is CEO and Medical Director for EMPOWER. She is an author for Brookes Publishing and Elsevier Publishing and receives royalties. Dr. Nord Cook receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Mary Nord Cook is a member of the American Academy Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP).

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