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Nearly every day, I encounter clinicians, teachers, and parents who are desperately seeking answers for how to help children overcome “challenging behaviors.”

And I understand the frustration… the sad truth is that the traditional strategies we have for helping children are failing.

Time-out rooms, behavior chart consequences, and other methods that focus on correcting behaviors aren’t working for the simple reason that they don’t take into consideration the reasons underlying behavioral challenges: the child's individual differences and the state of the child's nervous system.

Each child has a unique background, different strengths and challenges, and are at different points in their development. They require customized plans, rooted in science, that are specific to their needs.

That’s why I’m excited to invite you to join me and learn a new and MUCH more effective approach to helping children and their caregivers…

…one that leverages the neuroscience of development and Polyvagal Theory insights that have been grossly underused in supporting children and families.

Through six practical, step-by-step modules filled with real-life case samples, you’ll learn:

  • How to work with children of any background or developmental stage, including those who’ve experienced trauma or have been diagnosed with a disorder.
  • How to easily use Polyvagal Theory insights to understand and change behaviors.
  • How to use both top-down AND bottom-up methods to effectively engage children in the way that’s catered to their needs.
  • What to do in moments where behaviors get big and out of hand.
  • And so much more!

Whether you work directly with children, or you’re helping a client caregiver who’s feeling inadequate, this course is for you!

Join me today and I’ll help you finally feel confident helping children discover the thriving life they and their caregivers have been seeking!

– Dr. Mona Delahooke, clinical psychologist and award-winning childhood development author

Beyond Behaviors: Effective Neuroscience-based Tools to Transform Childhood Behaviors

featuring Dr. Mona Delahooke

$449.94 Value
Just $159.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 6.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
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Course Schedule
Why Our Current Behavioral Approaches Miss the Mark & Fail our Kids
Using the latest neuroscience of development research, Dr. Mona Delahooke will introduce why we need to focus on development and ability as keys to success for children.
A New Way of Understanding Behavioral Problems
Dr. Mona Delahooke dives deep into the scientific research to set the foundation for an approach that recognizes where behaviors come from – and shows you how to leverage that insight to help children succeed. You’ll learn:
  • 3 different pieces to understanding child development.
  • 4 main categories of causes underneath the “waterline” of visible behaviors.
  • How to use neuroception to understand if children are feeling safe or in danger.
Underneath & Beyond Behaviors – Learning the Language of a Child's Nervous System
In this module, get a roadmap to understanding the language of our nervous system and its key insight to understanding behaviors. Using Polyvagal Theory interventions, you’ll be able to help children find the calmness and safety that are essential to healthy development. And most importantly, you’ll learn how to leverage your own presence as a key resource to helping children embody self-regulation so they can take control of emotions and behaviors.
The Six Key Processes of Social & Emotional Development & DIR Therapy
This session was specifically designed to help you understand the important context of a child’s behaviors, so you’ll know exactly where to aim your efforts to help them. After viewing this module, you’ll be able to assess your own processes and determine if the child you’re working with requires top-down or bottom-up support to thrive.
Nervous System-Based Techniques for Behavioral Change, Part 1
At the heart of helping children succeed is teaching them how to talk about their feelings, get help when they need it, and be able to calm themselves compassionately and appropriately. While most models start from the top-down, this session offers effective ways to work from the body up to the brain to help children overcome challenging behaviors. Once you’re able to build capacities instead of assuming children have them… really good things happen!
Nervous System-Based Techniques for Behavioral Change, Part 2
Finally, you’ll master the top-down approaches that will help the child to fully grow and thrive. You’ll get critical insight into working with special populations, including children with trauma, ASD, and neurodiversity. You’ll also learn de-escalation strategies to use when behaviors get big and out of hand. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to focus on the relationship with the child instead of the behaviors.
Beyond Behaviors: Effective Neuroscience-based Tools to Transform Childhood Behaviors
featuring Dr. Mona Delahooke

$449.94 Value
Just $159.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Enroll today and you'll get these FREE bonuses! ($99 value)
Bonus Video Workshop – Oppositional Defiance or Faulty Neuroception: Disruptive Behaviors through the Lens of the Polyvagal Theory
Join Dr. Mona Delahooke for this compelling session that will fundamentally shift your view of oppositional behavior 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 behavior problems.

Earn up to 1.5 CE hours!
Two Exclusive Q&A Call Recordings
Watch Dr. Mona Delahooke answer some of your colleagues' top questions. When you work with children or their caregivers, you’ll walk away with unique insight that you can immediately apply in your work.
Bonus Download – Complete digital version of the award-winning Beyond Behaviors book
Filled with impactful worksheets and charts, the Beyond Behaviors book offers professionals, educators and parents tools and techniques to reduce behavioral challenges and promote psychological resilience and satisfying, secure relationships.
Special offer – 30% Off Plus Free Shipping for Beyond Behaviors book
Purchase your own hard copy of the award-winning Beyond Behaviors book at a deep discount, plus get free shipping!
Bonus handouts and manuals to enhance your learning experience
Access the full, downloadable slides from each of the sessions to follow along and keep notes for quick and easy referencing.
Meet the Course Expert:
Mona Delahooke

Mona Delahooke, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 25 years of experience caring for young children, teenagers, and their families.

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). With a special focus on early childhood development, she is a senior faculty member of the Profectum Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing our understanding and support of neurodiverse children, adolescents and adults. She trains clinicians in the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health (DMH) as an independent contractor. Currently in private practice in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Delahooke 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 children. She is the author of Social and Emotional Development in Early Intervention (PESI, 2017), and the award-winning Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges, which describes a contemporary, neurodevelopmental approach useful for all childhood professionals.

Click here for information about Mona M. Delahooke
Beyond Behaviors: Effective Neuroscience-based Tools to Transform Childhood Behaviors
featuring Dr. Mona Delahooke

$449.94 Value
Just $159.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 6.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details
The Next Steps in Advancing Your Practice
Watch your email for your order confirmation and get instant access to all course materials, including the bonus content. Click here for course objectives and outline.
Review the course materials at your own pace and at your convenience! You'll have unlimited access to all course videos and materials online forever. Plus, use the PESI Mobile App to access the course content on-the-go, wherever and whenever you want on your mobile devices.
Instantly collaborate with other professionals on the course materials through interactive message boards.
Complete your online CE tests and earn up to 6.5 CE hours! Click here for Credit details and credit details specific to your profession.

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Frequently Asked Questions
No! What you’ll learn in this course can help any child. In fact, this course can completely reshape your understanding of child behavior diagnoses.
Great question! Neuroscience research has been available for therapists to leverage for a while – but it’s been slow to be applied in classrooms and other environments with children. This course will teach you, step-by-step, how to change the paradigm and revolutionize the way you work with children!
Each module contains real-world stories (with names changed to maintain privacy) to showcase exactly how these concepts and methods work better than traditional models. It’s through the stories that this training comes alive.
No problem! Every course is backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee, so you can register risk-free.
Beyond Behaviors: Effective Neuroscience-based Tools to Transform Childhood Behaviors
featuring Dr. Mona Delahooke

$449.94 Value
Just $159.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 6.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details

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