What if there’s another way? What if it’s not actually about behaviour at all?
Join Dr. Mona Delahooke, licensed clinical psychologist and expert in neurodevelopmental interventions for children with developmental, behavioural, emotional, and learning differences, for this compelling session that will fundamentally shift your view of oppositional behaviour in children and adolescents.
Dr. Delahooke seamlessly weaves together neuroscience with real-life, common scenarios by offering a practical roadmap to help transform your response to behaviour problems. You’ll learn:
- The missing piece to understanding behaviour: Neuroception
- Why behaviour contracts and incentives fail to yield long-term success
- How to discern between intentional behaviour and stress responses
- “Bottom-up” interventions you can use right away
- And more!
If you work with children and adolescents who misbehave even occasionally, this training is for you – purchase today!
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- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 1.5 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.
Mona M. Delahooke, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who’s worked with multi-disciplinary teams for over 30 years. A senior faculty member of the Profectum Foundation, she’s the author of the national bestseller Brain-Body Parenting, How to Stop Managing Behaviors and Start Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids, and the award-winning Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges.
Financial: Dr. Mona Delahooke maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, the Profectum Foundation, and Villa Esperanza Services. She receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Delahooke receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Mona Delahooke is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Zero to Three Foundation, the Infant Development Association of California, and the Partnership for Awareness.
- Categorize specific behaviours as they relate to each of the three basic pathways of the autonomic nervous system (ANS).
- Utilize neuroception-informed interventions, including physiological co-regulation and interpersonal engagement, to treat oppositional behaviour.
- Appraise the efficacy of integrating the Polyvagal Theory into “behaviour management” programs.
Behaviour Challenges: Intentional Choice or Stress Response?
- What the Polyvagal Theory brings to the “behaviour management” table
- The autonomic nervous system (ANS)
- Neuroception: How children’s brains perceive safety and stress (and what that means for behaviour)
- Is ODD a behaviour disorder, or a nervous system looking for relational safety?
Clinical Strategies for Building Relational Safety and Security
- Getting started: Matching a given behaviour to corresponding ANS pathway
- Discerning between an intentional behaviour and a stress response
- Co-regulation, warmth and interpersonal engagement
- How to reach the “unreachable” kids and teens
- What about behaviour contracts and incentive plans?
- Social Workers
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