Well, hello anxiety with Dr Jodi Richardson
81. Pathological Demand Avoidance w/ Casey Ehrlich, PhD., Founder of At Peace Parenting, Expert in Pathological Demand Avoidance
Casey Ehrlich’s son Cooper stopped eating, walking, talking and when he wasn’t hidden inside himself, he would explode. His violent meltdowns were escalating leaving Casey and her husband scared of what he might do. Casey left her career, moved her family to a small town and became Cooper’s full-time carer, mother and researcher - eventually understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance or PDA to be at the heart of their incredible challenges. Over many years of heartbreak, depression and feeling like a failure as a parent Casey came to understand her son, his needs, and how she and others could communicate with him and support him to not only function, but thrive. She now supports other parents of PDA children and shares her journey and insights in this episode.
Casey Ehrlich: At Peace Parents
Kristy Forbes: inTune Pathways
Linda K Murphy: Declarative Language Handbook
Harold S Kushner: When bad things happen to good people
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