The Nancy Ferrari Show is honored to introduce special guest, Holli Kenley, M.A., on July 29th, 9:00 am PT/12:00 pm ET on www.W4CY.com to discuss cyber bullying that is reaching epidemic proportions.
Our children are growing up on a diet of technology with immediate access to world-wide social connections. Because it has become such a normative behavior in our society for our children to have a cell phone, lap top, iPhone or iPad, etc., parents/guardians sometimes forget about the window of danger that is open to them. Typically, it is not until victims have experienced extreme humiliation through cyber bullying attacks or until the perpetrators have been identified that some action, if any, is taken. By the time clinicians and therapists see the victims or perpetrators and their parents/guardians, we are confronted with many challenges and complexities. Based on current literature as well as the most recently published works on cyber bullying, cyber bullying no more: Parenting A High Tech Generation describes a three part comprehensive, practical and effective approach to assessment and treatment – Protection, Intervention, and Prevention – and it delineates specific strategies and tools to implement within each.
Holli Kenley is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist . She holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling. She has worked in a variety of settings: a women’s shelter, a counseling center and in private practice. Counseling with adolescents, teens, young and older adults, Holli’s areas of training and experience include sexual trauma, abuse, addiction, codependency, domestic violence, betrayal and cyber bullying. Holli is the author of numerous published articles and in 2010, she authored her second book, Breaking Through Betrayal: And Recovering the Peace Within. Recently released are two e-singles: Betrayal-Proof Your Relationship: What Couples Need To Know And Do and cyber bullying no more: Parenting a High Tech Generation.
In addition to her work as a therapist and an author, Holli enjoys speaking at workshops and conferences. For the past three years, Holli has been a peer presenter at the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists’ Annual Conferences speaking on the topics of betrayal and cyber bullying. At the 2012 Annual Conference, Holli addressed the issue of cyber bullying with an emphasis on protection, intervention, and prevention. Prior to and during her career as a therapist, Holli taught for thirty years in public education.