Neil McNerney - . Reston, VA, US
Neil McNerney - . Reston, VA, US

Neil McNerney

Author, Relationship Expert, Parenting Guru

Reston, VA, US

Helping Parents and Educators Become Better Leaders

Activity

Biography

Neil McNerney is a Licensed Counselor, Professional Trainer, Community Speaker, and Author.

He has worked with parents for the past 25 years as a school counselor and in private practice in Reston, VA.

He serves on the faculty of the Virginia Tech Graduate School of Marriage and Family Therapy, where he teaches courses on counseling children and their parents.

Neil is author of Homework – A Parent’s Guide To Helping Out Without Freaking Out! which is a guidebook based on his 25 years helping parents become the best leaders they can be.

Neil speaks nationally on many family and school topics. His activities have brought him to 30 Loudoun County schools, where he has spoken to parents and staff on the topics of parenting, discipline, homework, the teenage brain, and leadership.

Neil and his wife, Colleen, have two children, Max 14; and Shannon 12, who attend Blue Ridge Middle School. His kids provide him with plenty of opportunities to be humble and to remember how hard parenting can be.

Industry Expertise (10)

Professional Training and Coaching Education/Learning Social Services Childcare Health and Wellness Health Care - Providers Mental Health Care Religious Institutions Training and Development Women

Topics (9)

Parenting with Purpose Homework -A Parent's Guide To Helping Out Without Freaking Out The Five Secrets To Disclipline The Teenage Brain - Temporary Insanity? parenting homework leadership recruitment children

Accomplishments (3)

Adjunct Faculty Member at Virginia Tech's Graduate Marriage and Family Therapy Program

professional

Keynote Speaker - Virginia Association of Specialists in Group Work

professional 2010-04-14

"If You Build It, Will They Come? Increasing Parent Participation at School Programs"

Keynote Speaker - Virginia Counselors Association

professional 2012-11-08

"Burnout Prevention - It's More Than Just Self Care"

Education (2)

Virginia Tech

LPC, Licensure Certification in Marriage and Family Therapy 1994

James Madison University

Counseling Psychology, M.Ed. 1988

Testimonials (2)

Hal Runkel

Author of ScreamFree Parenting The ScreamFree Institute

"Neil is a gifted communicator, able to introduce ideas in a way that make perfect sense out of complicated dynamics, and leaves parents feeling renewed and ready for action. Neil is a professional worth watching and learning from. I know I have." - Hal Runkel, NY Times bestselling author of ScreamFree Parenting

Pam Brott

Immediate Past President Virginia Counselors Association

An important consideration for me as I envisioned the theme and aspirations for this event was a keynote speaker whom the audience knew and would relate to at an early morning hour. The initial evaluations of you as the keynote speaker reflect a very high rating. Neil, you certainly delivered! Neil, I respect the work you are doing to provide professional development to professional counselors in a variety of settings. I have attended your sessions and find your presentation style engaging and informative.

Talks (30)

Homework - A Parent's Guide To Helping Out Without Freaking Out!

Parenting Expo,  Lanier Middle School PTA
2012-09-20

Reduce Homework Stress

Parenting Expo,  Mercer Middle School
2012-01-12

Westfield High School Faculty Training

Faculty Training,  Westfield High School
2012-01-24

Dominion High School Parent Presentation

Parenting Expo,  Dominion High School
2012-01-25

"Just Calm Down"

Training for Virginia Elementary Principals,  VA
2012-02-09

Homework

Loudoun Youth After School Presentation - "Homework",  Loudoun Youth After School Presentation
2012-02-23

Homework - A Parent's Guide To Helping Out Without Freaking Out!

Parenting Expo,  Bonnie Brae Elementary School
2012-03-01

"Homework Book Club" and "Leadership Through Admiration"

VASGW Conference,  Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus
2012-03-05

Staff Training

Staff Training,  Creighton's Corner Elementary
2012-03-08

Homework - A Parent's Guide To Helping Out Without Freaking Out

Parenting Expo,  Creighton's Corner Elementary School
2012-03-08

Helping Overly Anxious Parents

Staff Training,  Catholic Diocese of Arlington Counseling Staff, St. Timothy School
2012-03-09

Homework - A Parent's Guide To Helping Out Without Freaking Out!

Parenting Expo,  Cedar Lane Elementary School
2012-03-13

Homework - A Parent's Guide To Helping Out Without Freaking Out!

Parenting Expo,  Chantilly High School
2012-03-19

The Three Things Parents Can Do To Reduce Student Stress

Parenting Expo,  Langley High School, McLean, VA
2012-03-27

Just Focus! - Five Ways to Help Your Student Increase Willpower

Parenting Expo,  Westfield High School
2012-03-29

Homework - A Parent's Guide To Helping Out Without Freaking Out!

Parenting Expo,  J Michael Lunsford Middle School
2012-04-12

"Just Calm Down!" Helping Parents Calmly Deal With School Issues

Parenting Expo,  NVCA - Paul VI High School
2012-04-26

Collaborating with Overly Involved Parents

American School Counselor Association Annual Conference,,  Minneapolis, MN
2012-06-23

If You Build It, Will They Come? Strategies to Increase Participation For Your Program

National Association for Relationship and Marriage Education,  Baltimore, MD
2012-07-23

The Teenage Brain

Lunsford Middle School Faculty Training,   Chantilly, VA
2012-08-16

Homework Anxiety

Radio Interview,  AM 630, St. Louis, MO
2012-08-21

Counselor Self Care

Fairfax County Secondary Counselors Training,  Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax, VA
2012-08-22

Bullying and The Critical Need for Trust, Communication and Leadership

Radio Interview,  KSRR, Provo, UT
2012-08-23

Professional Training

Loudoun County Youth After School Professional Training,  Loudoun County
2012-08-23

Homework- A Parent's Guide To Helping Out Without Freaking Out!

Parenting Expo,  James Madison High School
2012-08-23

Exhausted Parents

Radio Interview - Exhausted Parents Network,  Radio Interview
2012-08-23

Radio interview for Grandparents Today

Radio interview,  Grandparents Today
2012-08-28

Radio Interview - Talktainment Radio

Radio Interview,  Talktainment Radio
2012-09-08

Radio Interview

Radio Interview,  BTR Long Island
2012-09-17

Homework- A Parent's Guide To Helping Out Without Freaking Out!

Parenting Expo,  Lanier Middle School
2012-09-20

Sample Talks (4)

Homework - A Parent's Guide To Helping Out Without Freaking Out!

Neil McNerney, a licensed counselor and parenting expert, will show you ways to help your child do better in school without arguments, yelling, or guilt. In his 25 years working with school-age children and their parents, Neil McNerney has developed a simple and powerful approach that will increase achievement and decrease aggravation! Neil will guide your group through a simple process to find a way to help your child based on which faulty coping pattern your child is using.

If You Build It, Will They Come? Increasing Parent Participation

You have developed your workshop, copied handouts, and prepared your notes.How do you fill the seats? Although there is still a place for one waycommunication, we now have more powerful ways of recruitingparticipants. This workshop will give school counselors a recruitmentmodel that goes beyond one-way communication.

Burnout Prevention - It's More Than Just Self Care

We have been looking at burnout prevention from the wrong perspective. Neglecting our self-care is just a symptom of other issues; it is not the cause of burnout. Focusing only on self-care will never get to the primary issue of burnout. Neil will share his model of burnout prevention that has its roots in relationship theory. When we can begin to understand our job through the lens of a relationship, we then have the tools to reduce burnout.

The Teenage Brain -Temporary Insanity?!

“What Were You Thinking?” That’s the thing…they weren’t thinking. At least in the way we understand “thinking.” Neil McNerney, a licensed professional counselor and parenting expert, will share with you an easy-to-understand model of what’s going on inside your teen’s head. Most importantly, he will give you specific ways to deal with your teen without losing your own sanity!

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Neil McNerney - . Reston, VA, US