Why does the experience of the Coronovirus pandemic feel so surreal? Why did everyone rush out to buy toilet paper? Why do children suddenly seem to have the upper hand in accepting the situation – given some thoughtful help from the adults who care for them?
In this video, Kimberly Bell, Ph.D., clinical director of the Hadden Clinic at Hanna Perkins Center, discusses the concept of assimilation and accommodation – the way people take in new information. At this moment, it may provide guidance in helping children and adults alike to come to terms with the current environment.
About the Author:Kimberly Bell, Ph.D., is Clinical Director of the Hadden Clinic for Children & Families at Hanna Perkins Center; and is the John A. Hadden, Jr. Professor in Psychoanalytic Child Development at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. A licensed clinical psychologist, she specializes in learning issues, parenting, separation anxiety and women’s issues such as Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMAD).