An Integrative Model to Help Engage, Regulate, and Empower Challenging Kids - 3 CEUs


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When & Where:

  • Date: Friday, March 18, 2022
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. EST
  • CE Hours Included: 3 Core (please see below for more details)
  • Location: Live Interactive Webinar ("Synchronous") on Zoom
  • Investment: $82 before Friday, March 4 by 5:00 p.m. EST, $92 after
  • Presented by: Amy Bryant, LPC (see bio below)
  • If you are not able to attend live on 3/4, we will be making it available on-demand shortly after the live version. Follow this link to pre-register for the on-demand version: https://www.theknowledgetree.org/p/challenging-kid...
  • Workshop Recording: A recording of this workshop is available to review for 60 days after the presentation. However, participants must attend live to receive the "Synchronous" CE Certificate.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe three essential research-based models: Bruce Perry’s neurosequential model (the 3 R’s), Dan Siegel’s Window of Tolerance, and Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory as they relate to trauma, neurobiology, and the nervous system.
  • Utilize these models to apply an integrative approach for treating behaviorally challenging kids.
  • Discuss the neurobiological roots and adaptive purpose of demanding, defiant, and avoidant behaviors, and therapeutic tools to increase emotional regulation, cooperation, and engagement.
  • Engage with strengths-based tools that empower children with self-awareness, emotional regulation, and self-advocacy strategies.
  • Explain the ways social-emotional development and nervous system regulation informs us on the supports children need to be successful at home, in classrooms, and in the community.
  • Apply an integrative model to empower parents and caregivers with tools to increase their own emotional regulation, decrease challenging behaviors, and increase children’s emotional regulation and resilience.

Workshop Description:

Join Amy Bryant for a workshop on working with behaviorally challenging kids. In this workshop we will review three primary research-based models on trauma, neuroscience, and the nervous system to help us more deeply understand challenging behaviors. We will explore ways to increase children's engagement and emotional regulation in the therapy room through attunement and safety, and how to use strengths-based tools to help children better understand themselves. This self-awareness helps remove previous messages of shame with a science-based view of how their behavior is impacted by their growing brain and adaptive nervous system. We will also explore tools to support the children at home and in the community. And because children are still growing and developing, we will explore ways to get them the support they need to succeed, including how to enlist and engage the adults in their lives. When we teach the adults a new way to look at challenging behavior, the adults are then able to better regulate themselves and respond, versus react, to challenging behavior. The more adults are able to respond appropriately, the more children's brains are able to build their self-regulation capabilities. Since most adults struggle with their own dysregulated experiences, we will teach them some basic tools to help increase their own stress tolerance and regulation, as well.

Presented by: Amy Bryant, LPC

Amy Bryant, EdS, LPC practices mindfulness-based psychotherapy and clinical hypnotherapy to help women, teens, kids and parents transform worries and struggles into emotional resilience and strengths. Her services are rooted in trainings and research on anxiety and OCD, trauma, neuroscience, social sciences, and development across the lifespan. Amy operates on the belief that as you deepen your understanding of and trust in yourself, you are better able to live your life with more authenticity, freedom, creativity, and personal meaning. In addition to her private practice, Amy also offers nonviolent parenting webinars on her website. Learn more at wildchildcounseling.com, or contact her at [email protected].

Agenda:

  • 8:30 - 9:00 Registration
  • 9:00 - 10:30 Welcome and Morning Session
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Break
  • 10:45 - 12:15 Morning Session (Cont.)
  • 12:15 - Continuing Education Certificates Available

3 Core CE Clock Hours:

  • Psychologists: The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • For Georgia Psychologists, all online webinars (both live and on-demand) count the same as live for 2021 (including ethics). The Board states it will go back to the pre-COVID rules in 2022. You may complete all 40 CEUs this year while you have options.
    • Licensed in another state? The Knowledge Tree is a Continuing Education Sponsor Approved (CESA) by APA, so all of our workshops should satisfy your CE requirements, but please check your state rules regarding live webinars vs. live workshops.
  • Counselors: The Knowledge Tree has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7153. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Knowledge Tree is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
    • Licensed in another state? The Knowledge Tree has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) #7153, so all of our workshops should satisfy your CE requirements, but please check your state rules regarding live webinars vs. live workshops.
  • Social Workers: The Knowledge Tree has applied for core CEs for this workshop through GSCSW. Now in Georgia, Live Webinars count the same as a Live In-Person Workshop.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the highlighted section below.*
  • Marriage & Family Therapists: The Knowledge Tree has applied for core CEs for this workshop through GAMFT. Now in Georgia, Live Webinars count the same as a Live In-Person Workshop.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the highlighted section below.*
  • *Licensed in another state as a social worker or marriage & family therapist? Many states will accept CEs for Social Workers & MFTs if that workshop has approved status from another state. Additionally, we have national approval for all our courses through APA & NBCC. Many states accept APA & NBCC approved workshops, but please check your specific state rules & regulations.

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