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Mona Delahooke PhD, PhD
5 Hours 50 Minutes
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Mar 06, 2018
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Mona Delahooke, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 25 years of experience caring for young children and their families. With a special focus on early childhood development, she is a senior faculty member and Mental Health Working Group Co-Chair of the Profectum Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing the development of neurodiverse children, adolescents and adults.
She is also a faculty member of the Early Intervention Training Institute of the Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic and trains clinicians in the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health (DMH) as an independent contractor. Dr. Delahooke holds the highest level of endorsement in the field of infant and toddler mental health in California, as a Reflective Practice Mentor (RPM). Currently in private practice in Arcadia, California, she consults with parents, preschools, regional centers, public agencies, and school districts in the areas of screening, assessment, intervention and support for families, infants, toddlers and young children. She is the author of Social and Emotional Development in Early Intervention (PESI, 2017), which describes a contemporary, neurodevelopmental approach useful for all childhood professionals.
Financial: Mona Delahooke maintains a private practice. She is a senior faculty member and Mental Health Working Group Co-Chair of the Profectum Foundation. She is a faculty member of the Early Intervention Training Institute (EITI) of the Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic. Dr. Delahooke receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Mona Delahooke has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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- Determine treatment strategies/techniques based on each individual’s emotional/ sensory/motor profile and neuroception of safety in social-emotional development.
- Explore the difference between intentional misbehavior and stress responses.
- Integrate mind and body-based techniques for the treatment of mental health, behavioral and developmental challenges.
- Employ the 3-step process of personalized attunement to help children become calm and emotionally regulated.
- Articulate the importance of a cross-disciplinary approach to supporting social-emotional development.
- Communicate the critical importance of the “therapeutic use of self” when working with children.
- Foundations for Social-Emotional Treatment
- Difference between developmental and chronological age and clinical/educational implications
- Neuroception—Polyvagal Theory (Stephen Porges, Ph.D.)
- The therapeutic “use of self”
- Difference between purposeful misbehavior and stress responses
- Parent-child and provider-parent relationships
- Promote a calm and alert state
- Strategies Tailored to Individual Differences
- Conscious vs unconscious behaviors
- Identify underlying challenges
- Work at each person’s neurodevelopmental level
- Identify the behavioral features of stress responses and how to support in real time
- Treat functional capacities/challenges across diagnoses
- Three steps to personalized attunement
- Mind-Based Techniques for Regulation, Attention and Engagement
- Sensorimotor contributions to physiological regulation
- Establish the neuroception of safety as the priority
- Auditory and other sensory pathways to support physiological and emotional regulation
- Play techniques for pre-symbolic development
- Powerful wordless dialogues
- Non-verbal social problem solving
- Body-Based Techniques for Social Problem-Solving, Executive Function and Cognitive Flexibility
- Communicative flow
- Build symbolic bridges
- Re-enactment of procedural memories and how to debrief
- Availability to use “mind” to control body
- Integrate mind/body strategies
- Techniques for Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Behavioral, developmental and hybrid approaches—how to choose
- Floortime®, DIR and FCD, and developmental, relationship-based techniques
- Behavioral and developmental techniques
- Alternative forms of communication for non-speakers
- Lessons about neurodiversity and avoiding ableism
- Techniques for Communication Delays
- Non-verbal communication
- Affect/emotion harnessing techniques
- Promote intentional communication with caregiver
- How to combine words, affect and action
- Techniques for Challenging Behaviors
- Deconstruct oppositional defiant disorder
- Determine upstream causes of challenging behaviors
- Use the child’s natural sensory preferences for cooperation
- Stress responses and faulty neuroception
- Support adaptive responses to emotional dysregulation
- Techniques for Anxiety, Stress and Trauma
- Identify stress responses as early as possible
- Emotional co-regulation and modulation strategies
- Build symbolic pathways through story telling
- Explore fears through procedural re-enactment
- Partner with parents
Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Behavioral Specialists, Marriage and Family
Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Speech-Language Pathology Assistants,
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Educators, Physical Therapists
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