When we see bad behavior in children and adults, we may feel compelled to “do something,” but there are times when seemingly “doing nothing,” or ignoring, is the best response. When is ignoring a misbehaved child the best response? How might ignoring an adult be the best way to inspire behavior change? Enjoy vivid stories and new learning with Dr. Alexandra and her expert guest, Cassandra Hoy, MA. In this episode New York City resident Cassandra “Cass” Hoy shares practical ideas from Parent Management Training (PMT) and cognitive behavioral psychology with listeners. Cassandra has worked with children, adolescents and adults at Columbia University Medical Center, the New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell University, the Center for Psychological Services at Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ and at Integrated Care for the Underserved of Northeastern New Jersey. Cassandra is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University and studied PMT in depth through Yale University’s Parenting Center. With warmth, heart and a respect for science, Dr. Alexandra and her guests explore questions that come up at all life stages.  Dr. Alexandra is a mother of four and an expert in family systems psychology, cognitive behavioral psychology (CBT) and clinical psychopharmacology. Over the years she has helped many individuals, families and couples heal wounds and achieve greater peace and tranquility. Through interesting exchanges with her guests, Dr. Alexandra brings new learning, stories and good company to listeners. This episode is sponsored by PonderRosa studios of Lafayette New Jersey. Warm sound, good people (ponderRosastudios.com). If you enjoyed the show, support Psychology America with Dr. Alexandra by pressing subscribe, leaving a rating, or sharing the episode with friends. 

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