Family Compass is pleased to announce our Fall 2018 Parent Classes for Parents of Preschool and School-age Children

Family Compass is pleased to announce the Fall 2018 schedule of parent classes offered by our clinicians. Each workshop is offered for $20 per person. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. For more information or to register for a workshop, please visit

(Na’ama Malkesman, LCSW)

Does your child struggle with worries about separation? Feel both dread and excitement about upcoming social events? Avoid things that other children get excited about? Parenting an anxious child can often feel like walking on egg shells. In this workshop we will talk about what anxiety looks like in young children and discuss ways parents can promote confidence and support their children when they get anxious or worried.

Na’ama Malkesman, LCSW is trained in psychodynamic, family therapy, cognitive-behavioral and systemic approaches to therapy. Ms. Malkesman tailors her interventions to the needs of her clients and is committed to integrative approach, involving the family in the therapeutic process.


(Moshe Shtuhl, Ph.D.)

When intuitive parenting of the emotionally intense or explosive child does not bear fruit, it is wise to pause and seek new ways. This workshop will describe underlying reasons for their difficulty going with the flow of daily life and the resulting frequent temper tantrums, refusal, conflict and aggression. Strategies to support better emotional and behavioral control and calmer child and family will be discussed.

Dr. Shtuhl is Founder and Director of Family Compass. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at George Washington University Doctoral Program.

Dec 04
10 AM

Does your child have a very selective diet? Are mealtimes stressful? This workshop will discuss ways to determine whether your child is a “typical” picky eater or has possibly developed a feeding disorder. Strategies for managing mealtimes and encouraging your child to expand their diet will be shared, as well as recommendations for when to seek professional help.

Dr. Benhorin specializes in working with preschoolers/children, adolescents and families on a wide range of behavioral, emotional, and social concerns, including feeding disorders.

Dec 11
10 AM

The joys and stresses of parenting are many. Parents and caregivers are often multi-tasking at home, at work and may find themselves exhausted and frustrated by the end of the day. This training will provide parents
• Tips to use during stressful parenting situations
• Problem-solving in a pro-social manner
• Implementing positive solutions

Elena Zaklis, M.A., BCBA, LBA is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and has been working in the field of special education for over 20 years. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Rutgers College at Rutgers University and earned her graduate degree (M.A.) in Education for Rider University.



The offices of Family Compass are located at:
11150 Sunset Hills Road, Suite #150, Reston VA 20190


$20 per class. Registration through Eventbrite.

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