Special Topics:

For parents of children with challenging temperaments or developmental differences, these interactive sessions cover some of the most common and difficult issues facing parents today. We will focus on one special topic each session. After reviewing some background concepts and specific strategies, the group will discuss individualized approaches to implementation. Choose the topics that interest you. Real-life challenges. Real-life solutions.

Parenting Children of Color

Connect with other parents to discuss the unique issues in raising children of color with special needs. We will discuss having Black sons with special needs, the impact of the current race-related events on children, and more.

WITH: Jamell White, Ph.D., LCSW-C
WHEN: Three Wednesday nights,7:00 – 8:00 PM (EST):

ONLINE: By video-conferencing. All registrants will receive a password-protected zoom link to participate in live sessions.

Summer Excursions with Dr. Dan

12 Different Topics in Child Developmental and Behavior
Thursday Nights, 7:30 PM-9:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
June 25 – September 10, 2020

Participate live by video conference or watch recorded sessions at your convenience (available to registrants for one week after each session)
Register for each session separately by hitting the links below:

  • July 23, 2020, Coexisting ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism REGISTER HERE
  • July 30, 2020, Helping Your Child Experience Social Success REGISTER HERE
  • August 6, 2020, Helping Siblings Learn to Get Along REGISTER HERE
  • August 13, 2020, Children and Violent Play REGISTER HERE
  • August 20, 2020, Autism, Gender and Sexual Variation REGISTER HERE
  • August 27, 2020, Working with Your Adolescent REGISTER HERE
  • September 3, 2020, Helping Your Child Learn Healthy Eating Habits REGISTER HERE
  • September 10, 2020, Helping Your Child with Sleep Problems REGISTER HERE


Get your copy of Dr. Dan’s book on ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism. This is an in-depth guide to medication management for ADHD, parallel exposure therapy for anxiety, combined therapies for management of coexisting conditions, social choreography for autism, plus the intertwined issues of autism, sexuality and gender. Available in paperback or Kindle ebook.

Excursions FAQs

Is this right for me?
Graduates of the Journey ten session parent training program may be interested in more focused discussion of specific topics. But you don’t have to be a Journey graduate to sign up for these Excursions. All are welcome. These seminars are for parents of children of all ages with challenging temperaments or developmental differences. These interactive sessions cover some of the most common and difficult issues facing parents today. You can see the materials for each excursion by clicking on the Excursion title in the box at the top of this page.

What should I expect?
Each session will begin with a review of background concepts and specific strategies. Then the group will talk about individualized approaches to implementation. Discussion will be informal. Parents are encouraged to share. By the end of the program, parents should understand where problems come from and what to do. Real-life challenges, real-life solutions.

What topics are covered?
Special topics are offered in rotation. Check out the classes listed above to learn about upcoming topics, times and locations.