In Defense of the Valiant Resistance

24 May

This is a video of a DIR/Floortime supervision I did for a clinician working in a clinic with a child who was turning his back, and doing everything he could to resist the clinician’s advances. She, the clinician, did a wonderful job, and has made tremendous progress in her support of the child’s developmental growth. Then, the therapist told me of the previous group of therapists who said that the child would never make progress, and suggested to the parents of the child that they should separate themselves from the child. This video is my response, in real time during my supervision with the clinician, to that suggestion.

4 Responses to “In Defense of the Valiant Resistance”

  1. Donna Neidlinger May 24, 2022 at 9:01 pm #

    I can’t view the video. Help!

    • Gil Tippy May 26, 2022 at 2:10 pm #

      Try again now! The new video editor in youtube is fighting with me. This old dog is learning new tricks. I think I fixed it!

  2. Daria Brown May 26, 2022 at 8:00 pm #

    YES! Fabulous. How dare therapists tell parents something this terrible when they are the ones who have failed and abused their privilege of working with children. Booo! and Yay for you Dr. Tippy, for seeing the child’s strength and intelligence and restoring the parent’s faith and belief in their child. Bravo!

    • Gil Tippy May 27, 2022 at 3:43 pm #

      Thank you, Daria. To be honest, how difficult do you think it was to totally repudiate such destructive and thoughtless talk?! It is hard to imagine ever being in a situation where I would be so deficit based and so hope defeating!

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