DR. CARLA FRY & DR. LISA FERRARI
Kindness Patrol: Teaching Kids Kindness
Hear Psychologists Dr. Carla Fry and Dr. Lisa Ferrari talk on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show about their KINDNESS PATROL initiative as a way of teaching kids kindness and gratitude.
About Dr. Carla Fry & Dr. Lisa Ferrari
Dr. Lisa Ferrari and Dr. Carla Fry are Registered Psychologists, Authors of Gratitude and Kindness: A Modern Parents Guide to Raising Children in an Era of Entitlement, and Founders and CEO’s of Clinically Happy, a platform in which thousands of children and families have been impacted in their quest to cultivate generations of happiness.
Bringing Positive Psychology To Children & Families
Dr. Ferrari and Dr. Fry actively speak to the public and to the media. They are often quoted by local and national lifestyle magazines and television such as Canadian Living Magazine, Today’s Parent, Canadian Family, Blush Vancouver Magazine, CTV, iHeart Radio, Global News and more, for sharing their expert advice and tips using happiness-boosting and Positive Psychology principles to help children and families maximize their happiness and resilience.
KINDNESS PATROL: Teaching Kids Kindness
Dr. Ferrari and Dr. Fry are big believers in the power of kindness, and they are the Founders of Kindness Patrol a celebrated grassroots community initiative for teaching kids kindness by giving them opportunities to deliver awe-inspiring random kind deeds to perfect strangers.
Clinics Promoting Mental Health, Happiness, & Resilience
Devoted to sharing what they know to promote a new way of thinking about mental health- or what has been traditionally called mental illness, Dr. Ferrari and Dr. Fry founded and are the CEOs of the Vancouver Psychology Centre. Their thriving clinics (West Vancouver and Vancouver) use the science of Positive Psychology to highlight and reinforce positive affect, individual strengths and sources.
Teaching & Supervision
Between Dr. Ferrari and Dr. Fry, they hold positions as adjunct professors at Adler University, Clinical Supervisors at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. Dr. Ferrari and Dr, Fry’s clinical specialties center around implementing Positive Psychology science and techniques to highlight and develop positive affect and strengths with children, teens and families. Dr. Ferrari’s clinical focus is in the area of forensics family law and mental health treatment. Dr. Fry’s clinical focus is in the area of medical psychology and mental health treatment.
“Kids who are recognized for their intelligence (‘your’e so smart!’) tend to give up when things are difficult or challenging to them. Kids who are recognized for their ‘work ethic’ (‘it’s awesome to see how much effort you put in to learning that new skateboard trick’) keep on trying when faced with challenges or difficulties.“
(from Gratitude & Kindness by Dr. Carla Fry & Dr. Lisa Ferrari, Registered Psychologists)
By Dr. Carla Fry & Dr. Lisa Ferrari
Do you think you are raising an entitled child? Find out if you are unintentionally encouraging them to want, want, want all the time.
Entitled children are not born; they are made. In this Modern Parents Guide, you’ll find out how to enrich your children’s lives by making gratitude and kindness real to them.
Based on the latest in science and psychological research, this book will teach you the practical skills to buffer the effects of entitlement and turn your family around.
• Discover why YOU need to care about gratitude in your family.
• Find out where entitlement comes from and how it is continues to grow.
• Use our Family Change Model to help save your family from entitlement.
• Realize what YOU can do about it right now.
(Book Description from Amazon)
“As a new parent, it is my mission to raise our son in an environment of kindness to ensure his success and happiness in life. Having done quite a bit of research myself in this arena, I realize how important it is to set good examples at an early age and their engaging anecdotes combined with practical exercises makes for a great read and good set of guidelines for all parents.“
~David Gaz, Director of the Film, Kindness Is Contagious
#TheDrFs: Grateful Kids = Happy Kids
by DR. LISA FERRARI & DR. CARLA FRY | APRIL 26, 2017 in BLUSH VANCOUVER MAGAZINE
Crushing the “Want Want Want” Mood this Holiday
IF YOUR KID GETS THE GIMMIES AROUND CHRISTMAS, READ THIS
by Dr. Lisa Ferrari and Dr. Carla Fry | YUMMY MUMMY CLUB
The DrFs: Surviving Mompreneur Guilt
by DR. LISA FERRARI & DR. CARLA FRY | JULY 12, 2017 in BLUSH VANCOUVER MAGAZINE
#TheDrFs: Selfies & Self-Esteem in Tweens
by DR. LISA FERRARI & DR. CARLA FRY | AUGUST 9, 2017 in BLUSH VANCOUVER MAGAZINE
How to help a child who is dealing with trauma
by ASTRID VAN DEN BROEK | MAY 2, 2017 in TODAY’S PARENT
If you would like to learn more about Dr. Lisa Ferrari & Dr. Carla Fry & teaching kids kindness with KINDNESS PATROL:
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A Registered Psychologist in Vancouver, Canada, Dr. Theresa Nicassio is an integrative health and wellness educator who is fiercely committed to advocating for empowerment, inclusivity, and kindness in all its forms.
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