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Beyond Behaviors: Effective Neuroscience-based Tools to Transform Childhood Behaviors featuring Dr. Mona Delahooke

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  1. Determine treatment strategies/techniques based on each individual’s emotional/ sensory/motor profile and neuroception of safety in social-emotional development.
  2. Distinguish the difference between intentional misbehaviour and stress responses.
  3. Integrate mind and body-based techniques for the treatment of mental health, behavioural and developmental challenges.
  4. Employ the 3-step process of personalized attunement to help children become calm and emotionally regulated.
  5. Argue the importance of a cross-disciplinary approach to supporting social-emotional development.
  6. Investigate the critical importance of the “therapeutic use of self” when working with children.


Module 1: Why Our Current Behavioural Approaches Miss the Mark & Fail our Kids

Module 2: A New Way of Understanding Behavioural Problems

Module 3: Underneath & Beyond Behaviours: Learning the Language of a Child’s Nervous System

Module 4: The Six Key Processes of Social & Emotional Development & DIR Therapy

Module 5: Nervous-System Based Techniques for Behavioural Change, Part 1

Module 6: Nervous-System Based Techniques for Behavioural Change, Part 2

Copyright : 06/11/2020

Oppositional Defiance or Faulty Neuroception: Disruptive Behaviors through the Lens of the Polyvagal Theory

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  1. Categorize specific behaviours as they relate to each of the three basic pathways of the autonomic nervous system (ANS).
  2. Utilize neuroception-informed interventions, including physiological co-regulation and interpersonal engagement, to treat oppositional behaviour. 
  3. Appraise the efficacy of integrating the Polyvagal Theory into “behaviour management” programs. 


Behaviour Challenges:  Intentional Choice or Stress Response?

Clinical Strategies for Building Relational Safety and Security

Copyright : 05/08/2020