Dr. Gordon Neufeld

Dr. Gordon Neufeld is a Vancouver-based developmental psychologist with over 40 years of experience with children and youth and those responsible for them. A foremost authority on child development, Dr. Neufeld is an international speaker, a bestselling author (Hold On To Your Kids) and a leading interpreter of the developmental paradigm. Dr. Neufeld has a widespread reputation for making sense of complex problems and for opening doors for change. While formerly involved in university teaching and private practice, he now devotes his time to teaching and training others, including educators and helping professionals. His Neufeld Institute is now a world-wide charitable organization devoted to applying developmental science to the task of raising children. He is a father of five and a grandfather of three.

The Neufeld Institute

The Neufeld Institute provides education and training to adults involved with children using the attachment-based developmental model created by psychologist Dr. Gordon Neufeld.

The Neufeld Institute is committed to putting parents back into the driver’s seat with regards to their own children. The mission is to use developmental science to rejoin parents and teachers to their own natural intuition. The institutes endeavours are based on the understanding that the context for raising children is their attachments to those responsible for them. The primary thrust is prevention although the paradigm is also applicable to the most troubled of children and in the most turbulent of situations.

At Oak and the Acorns Pat facilitates the following courses.

The Power to Parent Series

Power to Parent One: The Vital Connection
Power to Parent Two: Helping Children Grow Up
Power to Parent Three: Common Challenges
Making Sense of Counterwill

Making Sense of Play

Making Sense of Aggression

Making Sense of Discipline

Making Sense of Anxiety