Steve O’Brien, associate professor at the Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University was recently interviewed about the value of play for children. In an article in the “Deseret News,” Dr. O’Brien discusses parenting tips to keep kids engaged when school is out. O’Brien, a child behavior expert, suggests that parents make the most of family vacations by including interesting ideas, facts, and questions that parents and their children can explore together.
Dr. O'Brien received his doctorate in clinical psychology with a concentration in applied developmental psychology from Nova University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He teaches students from a developmental-systems perspective while integrating research, theory, and practice. Dr. O'Brien has worked in residential/inpatient, and day treatment settings, managed care offices, long-term care facilities, shelters/group homes, and substance abuse centers. He began his private practice in Tampa Bay in 1994, and focuses on the assessment and treatment of childhood disorders, including childhood anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, autistic spectrum disorders, and adjustment to divorced and blended families. He also engages in parent consultation, family therapy, and psychotherapy with adults.
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