Dr. Robyn Koslowitz understands the lonely struggle of raising a diagnosed child in a world full of typically developing children. While there is a lot of information out there about particular mental health disorders of childhood, most don’t focus on the personality and character development of the child. A diagnosed child is more than just anxiety, or depression, or ADHD. A diagnosed child is a future adult. What if we can hack their symptoms into superpowers? What if we can help that child use their natural tendencies to develop into fully actualized adults?
Dr. Koslowitz is the educational director of the Targeted Parenting Institute. Targeted Parenting is a parenting system that uses empirically validated techniques to train parents and children to overcome various disorders of childhood in a preventative fashion, in order to minimize or avoid later expensive psychotherapy. Targeted Parenting courses currently exist for Highly Reactive, Careful, Socially Ineffective, Disorganized/Distractible, Moody, Bold and Traumatized Children. Targeted Parenting is available as a webinar, a teleconference, as well as in-person classes.
Dr. Koslowitz received her master's degree in School Psychology from New York University in 2002, and her Ph.D. in School/Clinical Child Psychology from New York University in 2009. Dr. Koslowitz has been working as a licensed school psychologist since 2002, and as a licensed clinical psychologist since 2017 (NJ License # 5751).
Dr. Koslowitz's clinical work is conducted through The Center for Psychological Growth of New Jersey. Dr. Koslowitz is the clinical director of that practice. The Center for Psychological Growth of New Jersey treats children, adolescents, and families using various evidence-based approaches. The Center also provides psychological evaluations.
Dr. Koslowitz's dissertation research focused on understanding multicultural parenting decision making. Her research on the Core Cultural Assumptions Model (C-CAM) has been used to culturally modify intervention programs for use with many multicultural communities. Dr. Koslowitz has presented her research and workshops at universities, hospitals, schools, and communities across the country and internationally.
Dr. Koslowitz’s Targeted Teaching seminars have been presented in schools across the country. She frequently is asked to present as an in-service day trainer, a consultant, or as a scholar in residence. Her high-octane, fast-paced and interactive workshops are sought after by teachers who want to know how to target their teaching to better assist various children in their classrooms.
Dr. Koslowitz is also a mom who tries to practice what she teaches in her Targeted Parenting classes! It’s one thing to understand parenting on a research-based level, and it’s a whole different thing to understand parenting when you’re in the trenches yourself.