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Tantrums, Meltdowns & Showdowns: Emotional Regulation Strategies for Children & Adolescents with ADHD, ODD, ASD and Resistant Behaviors


Credit Available - See CEUs tab below.

Faculty:
Susan Epstein
Duration:
1 Hour 26 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date :
16 May, 2014
SKU:
POS047230
Media Type:
Online Learning


Description

Working with parents around children and adolescent behaviors can be challenging. Parents ask,    

  • “Why can’t s/he just listen?”
  • “Why is there always a power struggle?”
  • “What can’t my kid just behave? “
  • “I lose it all the time myself, I feel inadequate.”
  • “We’ve tried everything; nothing works for us.”

The problem is that parents and authority figures often respond to kids in the same mode.

  • “How many times have I told you?”
  • “If you don’t….You’ll be grounded!”
  • “That’s the last straw- I’ve had it. Go to your room!”

This type of communication will inflame most kids and especially kids that have ADHD, ODD, ASD and other resistant behaviors. Join Susan Epstein, LCSW, child behavior expert and author of the bestselling book, Over 60 Techniques, Activities & Worksheets for Challenging Children & Adolescents, and learn how to use mindfulness to reduce and even eliminate tantrums, meltdowns and showdowns. Discover creative strategies to help children transition from one activity to the next. You will leave this seminar with specific strategies to block negative behaviors and increase the positive behaviors without meltdowns or showdowns.

OUTLINE

Why Do They Lose It?

  • Physical and Emotional Challenges
  • Transitions
  • Stop Behaviors
  • Start Behaviors

Power Struggles: Non-Engagement & Blocking Strategies for ADHD, ODD, ASD & Resistant Behaviors

  • Why time outs don’t work
  • Mindfulness: How to Diffuse through Validation and Repetition
  • How to Block Disrespectful & Negative Verbal & Non Verbal Behaviors

Visual Aids for Start & Stop Behaviors

  • Using templates to communicate
  • Transitions Made Fun
  • Non verbal techniques to express feelings
  • 3 x 5 cards for Tantrum Busting

OBJECTIVES

  • State the difference between a “stop behavior and a start behavior”
  • Summarize 10 essential skills for diffusing tantrums, meltdowns and shutdowns in children.
  • Implement 3 tools to develop trust and motivation, while avoiding the pitfalls of power struggles and disengagement.
  • Identify simple, easy interventions to engage even the most resistant behavior

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Susan P. Epstein, LCSW, author, speaker and child behavior expert brings passion and over 30 years of practiced psychotherapy together to share new materials and easy interventions to engage even the most resistant child. Susan is the author of Over 60 Techniques, Activities & Worksheets for Challenging Children & Adolescents (Premier Publishing & Media, 2011). She has also authored Your Out of Control Teen, The Little Book With a Lot of Attitude: A Guide to Effective Parent-Teen Communication (2009), two parenting books Are You Tired of Nagging: How to Get Cooperative Kids (2008) and The Take Back Your Parenting Powers System (2007)…and has co-authored a children’s book about death, loss and healing, The Cat Who Lost Its Meow (2008).

In addition to her clinical work, Susan is a parent coach, certified health coach, national child behavior expert, and has contributed to magazines Family, Parents, American Baby and New York. She founded Parenting Powers (www.parentingpowers.com), a coaching company that provides parent coaching and supervision and training to professionals working with challenging kids.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial:   Susan Epstein maintains a private psychotherapy practice and is the founder of Parenting Powers.  She is an author for Premier Publishing & Media and receives royalties.  She is an author for Shining Star Publishing and receives royalties.  She is an author for Chase-En-Point Press Publisher and receives royalties.  She is receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.      

Non-Financial: Susan Epstein has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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CEUs


General Credits

This course is available for 1.5 total CPDs. 

The HPCSA has declared that any on-line courses CPD/CEU credited by a certified US board, is automatically CPD/CEU credited in South Africa.

As there are different boards for different disciplines, we at Acacia suggest that you use the Counselling CPD/CEU credits. These correspond to South African credits of one CPD/CEU per 60 minutes. If you choose to use your discipline's credits, please do so at your discretion.


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


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Educators - Indiana (Self-Study)

1.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance of this self-study package per the Indiana Department of Education standards.


Educators - Montana (Self-Study)

This self-study package is offered for 1.0 Renewal Units. PESI, Inc. is an Approved Renewal Unit Provider with the Montana Office of Public Instruction.


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PESI, Inc., has been approved as a CPE Provider #500-981 for Texas Educators by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBED). This self-study package qualifies for 1.5 CPE clock hours.


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Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 1.5 (Clinical{CustomCreditField1}) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 1.5 contact hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

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Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

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California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

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Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

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**FLORIDA PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to CE Broker, while completing the online post-test/evaluation, please answer YES to the question: “Do you need your hours reported to FL CE Broker?” and include your complete license number when you are prompted (i.e. MH1234, RN9876543, OT159, etc.). After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, your information will automatically be sent to cepesi@pesi.com to be reported. If you forget to answer yes, please send an email to cepesi@pesi.com with the following information: full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, date you completed the post-test, and your name and your license number. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing.
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Psychologists

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Faculty

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Susan P. Epstein, LCSW, author, speaker and child behavior expert brings passion and over 30 years of practiced psychotherapy together to share new materials and easy interventions to engage even the most resistant child. Susan is the author of the best selling book, Over 60 Techniques, Activities & Worksheets for Challenging Children & Adolescents (PESI, 2011) and also 55 Creative Approaches for Challenging & Resistant Children & Adolescents (PESI, 2014).

She has also authored Your Out of Control Teen: The Little Book With a Lot of Attitude, A Guide to Effective Parent-Teen Communication (Shining Star, 2009), two parenting books Are You Tired of Nagging: How to Get Cooperative Kids (Shining Star, 2008) and The Take Back Your Parenting Powers System (Vervante, 2007) and has co-authored a children's book about death, loss and healing, The Cat Who Lost Its Meow (2008).

In addition to her clinical work, Susan is a parent coach, certified health coach, national child behavior expert, and has contributed to magazines Family, Parents, American Baby and New York. She founded Parenting Powers, a coaching company that provides parent coaching and supervision and training to professionals working with challenging kids.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Susan Epstein maintains a private psychotherapy practice and is the founder of Parenting Powers. She is an author for Premier Publishing & Media and receives royalties. She is an author for Shining Star Publishing and Chase-En-Point Press Publisher and receives royalties. She is receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-Financial: Susan Epstein has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Target Audience

Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Teachers/Educators, and other Helping Professionals that work with children

Objectives

  • State the difference between a “stop behavior and a start behavior”
  • Summarize 10 essential skills for diffusing tantrums, meltdowns and shutdowns in children.
  • Implement 3 tools to develop trust and motivation, while avoiding the pitfalls of power struggles and disengagement.
  • Identify simple, easy interventions to engage even the most resistant behavior

Outline

Why Do They Lose It?

  • Physical and Emotional Challenges
  • Transitions
  • Stop Behaviors
  • Start Behaviors

Power Struggles: Non-Engagement & Blocking Strategies for ADHD, ODD, ASD & Resistant Behaviors

  • Why time outs don’t work
  • Mindfulness: How to Diffuse through Validation and Repetition
  • How to Block Disrespectful & Negative Verbal & Non Verbal Behaviors

Visual Aids for Start & Stop Behaviors

  • Using templates to communicate
  • Transitions Made Fun
  • Non verbal techniques to express feelings
  • 3 x 5 cards for Tantrum Busting

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