PLEASE STAND BY: We've moved our launch date back a week for Consent-Based Sex Education: Parenting Teens in an Internet Age to accomodate some later media opportunities including a Webinar for ADDitude Magazine on teens, ADHD, and sex. Please help us reach our $15,000 funding goal to support publication in August 2015 including summer internships for former Double Take coauthor Katie Guyot and our teen production assistant. We have great premiums for pledges as low as $11 and an important message for parents to catch them up on what today's teens are facing.
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In this video Dr. Wes and Katie give a brief overview of Consent-Based Sex Education and how parents can use the PLUS model (Pause, Listen, Understand, and be Sex-Positive) to prepare for difficult conversations their teens may bring to them or vice versa. Our Kickstarter begins February 2nd. Please come back here for the link. Every pledge includes copies of the book and other premiums
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KATIE AND WES ARE WRITING A BOOK: Katie and Wes were on the Fox4 Morning Show to talk about how to choose the right college. Nick and Loren also gave them a chance to discuss their new project. Here's that portion of the interview.
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THE SEX TALK IS SO 1985: Dr. Wes joins Great Day St. Louis on KMOV Channel 4 to talk about how parents can better handle discussions of sexuality. This segment is from August 2012 shortly after pictures of Prince Harry showed up on line (naked).
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LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX (On the radio): Over the years we've had some important discussions about teen sexuality on Kansas City Public Radio, much of it formative to our new book Consent-Based Sex Education. See what teens, young adults, and listeners had to say in remarkable moments of candor as they weighed in with top Kansas City host, Steve Kraske.
SEX TALK 2014. It's not a one time thing; it’s an ongoing conversation that has to include topics ranging from casual hooking up to sexual and gender identity to the value of monogamy. Dr. Wes, Kendra Schwartz and her mother Stacey, join Steve to explain why a lot of what we’ve tried over the years in teaching our kids about sex, just plain doesn't work—and offer some suggestions on what does. He calls it a “Consent-based” approach to sex education..
GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDERED TEENS. New research indicates that support for gay marriage is now at 81% among the 19 to 29 crowd. But that's not half the story. Teens are leading the way toward a culture that's changing so rapid that they have little in common with young adults just a few years older. Dr. Wes and Steve Kraske invite a panel of teens to share their own experiences in to days GBLTQ world.
HOW PORNOGRAPHY IMPACTS TEEN SEXUALITY. A vast array of explicit online content (EOC) is available right now for your teen to view. It’s three clicks away. And it’s free. For most teen boys and a fair number of girls, it’s a primary source of sexual information. Dr. Wes joins Steve Kraske to explain why that's a bad idea and what parents can do.
FINDING REAL TEEN LOVE IN A SEA OF RANDOM HOOK-UPS: Parents may be a little behind on how teens really couple or don't couple these days. I join Steve with a panel of real experts--high school seniors who know a lot about the rare art of teenage monogamy, and how your teen can find real romance instead of another disposable love.
DATE RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT: Tammara Webber author of Easy joins Dr. Wes to discuss this important topic and take listener's calls about how teens and young adults can reduce the risk of sexual assault and how to cope when it happens.
TEEN DATING AND SEXUALTY: Dr. Wes and a Panel of Young Adults discuss what's happening today in teen sexuality.
Family Psychological Services is owned and operated by Wes Crenshaw, PhD. He and his three associates see a broad clientele from Lawrence and Douglas County. Dr. Wes also sees Kansas City Metro clients two days a week at our office in Prairie Village. Kelsey will begin seeing clients on Fridays in Prairie Village in March.
2015 will be a big year for FPS, with state-of-the-art medication management services to clients seen here for psychotherapy services, emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration, ePrescribing, convenient client access, and empirically valid protocols.
Please hang in there. We know it's currently very difficult to get an appointment, but Alisha and Kelsey are on the way and we're interviewing additional staff to meet the demand and we'll be announcing additional office space in the coming weeks. We'll be teaching these talented new professionals what they need to know to offer the same top-quality service you've come to expect from Family Psychological Services.
We're building on Dr. Wes's 22 years of experience in business and mental health service delivery to enhance what you and your family get out of treatment, from the time you make your first call to our office, until the time we shake hands and say "good-bye."
Family Psychological Services offers a full range of services for families, children, teens, and college-aged adults and a limited scope of services for adults over age-25.
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Dr. Wes Crenshaw offers thirteen principles for successful living with ADD and ADHD drawn from twenty-two years of experience and 23,000 hours of clinical discussions with hundreds of interesting clients. Written in an entertaining, conversational style for readers aged 15 to 30, Dr. Wes pulls no punches in confronting the cognitive, social, emotional, and academic pitfalls people with ADD face every day. He also helps families, friends, and romantic partners understand a diagnosis of ADD not as something to fear or an excuse, but as a first step on the path to a better tomorrow.
Wes Crenshaw, PhD is a Kansas Licensed Psychologist who is Certified in Couples and Family Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Dr. Wes has been a member of the Lawrence community for over 25 years, having received his PhD from the University of Kansas in 1994. He trained with some of the masters in the field, and is skilled and experienced in working with adults, teens and couples.
Dr. Wes has served Lawrence, Douglas County and the greater Kansas City metro since 1999. He is coauthor of the Double Take column published weekly since 2004 in the Lawrence Journal World. He is a frequent guest in Kansas City area media.
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"When people come to therapy they don't want to talk to a therapist. They want to talk to a person who knows how to do therapy. Regardless of how well you're trained or how much you know, if a therapist can't talk with kids and families like a regular person, he won't be able to communicate the important ideas of therapy. That's how I try to work with my clients -- like a real person who knows something useful that could bring about change."
--Dr. Wes Crenshaw
Kelsey Daugherty, APRN completed her MSN in December. While that's just the first phase of her training at the UMKC, she is now licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and can prescribe all psychopharmeceuticals except stimulants. She has applied for her DEA number and will be able to prescribe stimulant medication and other controlled substances by the end of February. We are currently working to get her empaneled with insurance carriers.
Kelsey attended KU for two years before transferring to Avila University where she received her BSN. She began her career at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston after spending a summer in Tanzania working at Bugando Medical Center. She completed practica at Awakenings KC, the KU Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic, Stormont-Vail West, and St. Luke's. While building her practice in Lawrence and Prairie Village, Kelsey will continue her graduate program at UMKC to complete the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2017. Kelsey is an amazing addition to our team. When you meet her, you won't have to ask why.
"Good medication management begins with good communication between the client, the therapist, and the prescriber. Sometimes clients come in feeling they've been on a psychiatric conveyor belt. My goal is that everyone I work with leaves feeling they've been listened to and understood. "
Adrian Zelvy is a Kansas Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Adrian completed a MA in Counseling Psychology-Counselor Education specializing in Couple and Family Therapy in 2007 from the University of Colorado-Denver. Prior to working as a therapist, Adrian worked with adults and children with disabilities to re-enter the competitive workforce and as a high school teacher.
Adrian has practiced in the Lawrence community since 2008. Prior to that he worked at the Wyandot Center in Kansas City Kansas as a part of Project Redirect – providing court ordered therapy services to juvenile offenders. Adrian began serving children, teens and families in Lawrence with the Bert Nash Center's Child and Family Services Team in 2008. He uses a collaborative approach that maximizes the strengths of those he works with and empowers change.
"I am not here to fix you, because I do not see you as broken. Instead, therapy is a process of identifying and initiating small shifts in our way of thinking, feeling and behaving that lead to healthier patterns of living with ourselves and others. Sometimes taking the first steps can seem difficult, but rest assured we'll take them together."
--Adrian Zelvy, LCPC
Alisha Saucedo MSW will be licensed at the LSCSW by the beginning of February. We are working to get her empaneled with insurance companies and she continues to see KanCare clients. Until she is on your insurance carrier, Alisha can see clients for $70 per session or for insurance clients at the cost of their copay. However, she already has a long list lining up for the spring, so give Carrie a call soon and get yourself or your child on it.
Alisha has practiced school social work in the Topeka area since 2008. She also has experience working in acute psychiatric care, juvenile justice, and the foster care system. She brings to FPS a wealth of experience with younger children, adolescents, and families as well as play therapy, behavior modification, solution focused therapy, and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention. She is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) for adults and children.
"My goal is to provide my clients with the opportunity for change. Whether that's exploring life through play, including the family or community system, or focusing on a solution, my job is to help you reach your full potential.
--Alisha Saucedo, LMSW
Maria Cristina Davila, MD FAPA is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst. She owns and operates Awakenings Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adults and adolescents with mental health and substance abuse concerns at 83rd and Mission in Prairie Village. She serves as a consulting psychiatrist for Family Psychological Services and collaborating physician for Kelsey.
Intensive Outpatient Services provide a much needed resource for adults and adolescents who require more than weekly or twice monthly outpatient service, but are not in need of inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. You can reach Awakenings at 913-381-8555.
"I believe in real collaboration between patient, therapist, and prescriber. By working as a team we can enhance treatment outcomes.
--Maria Cristina Davila, MD FAPA
Grace, is a Certified Animal Therapist (CAT)*. She assists Dr. Wes by trying to type notes on his laptop during session and napping on the arm of his chair. Lately she's been learning to sit with clients (or on them), but she may ignore you unless you bring string. In fact, she wrote her masters thesis on string theory. Sometimes she plays rough, particularly with boys. Grace likes boys quite a bit. Grace does not like other cats, but she does like puppies as long as they are friendly and cute. She loves birds...which is why we don't usually invite them to session.
If you have allergies to Grace she won't be offended. She can retire to her office or visit with clients in the lobby during your session. Just let us know at the beginning of sessions. Some clients who like cats but are allergic enjoy having this limited exposure to Grace. Dr. Wes does have a HEPA air filter in his office to keep the air clean of allergens.
"Meow. Meow meow meow. Meow. Meow. Purr purr. Snore snore."
*This is a joke. Cats can't be certified as therapists.