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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 misbehavior and stress responses.
  3. Integrate mind and body-based techniques for the treatment of mental health, behavioral 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 Behavioral Approaches Miss the Mark & Fail our Kids

Module 2: A New Way of Understanding Behavioral Problems

Module 3: Underneath & Beyond Behaviors: 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 Behavioral Change, Part 1

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

Copyright : 11/06/2020

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

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  1. Categorize specific behaviors 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 behavior. 
  3. Appraise the efficacy of integrating the Polyvagal Theory into “behavior management” programs. 


Behavior Challenges:  Intentional Choice or Stress Response?

Clinical Strategies for Building Relational Safety and Security

Copyright : 08/05/2020

Beyond Behaviors

A NEW approach to solving behavioral challenges.

In Beyond Behaviors, internationally known pediatric psychologist, Dr. Mona Delahooke describes behaviors as the tip of the iceberg, important signals that we should address by seeking to understand a child’s individual differences in the context of relational safety.

Featuring impactful worksheets and charts, this accessible book offers professionals, educators and parents tools and techniques to reduce behavioral challenges and promote psychological resilience and satisfying, secure relationships.

Neuroscience-based effective tools and strategies for children labeled with:

And children who experience or have experienced: