Challenging Kids On-Demand Continuing Education Course for therapists, counselors, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists


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

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When & Where:

  • CE Hours Included: 3 Core (please see below for more details)
  • Format: On-Demand Webinar (“Asynchronous”) ~ At your leisure to be viewed at your own pace. You may pause, rewind, and fast forward at any point during the videos. You are in complete control of how you view this workshop. It also comes with a PowerPoint and references. There is a quiz at the end to ensure viewing and required by all CE approval organizations.
  • Investment: $87 (provides lifetime access!)
    • To pay with PayPal, ACH transfer, or CashApp, please email us at [email protected] or call us at 404-913-2005. Otherwise, click below on "Enroll Now!"
  • Presented by: Amy Bryant, LPC (see bio below)
  • Target Audience: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Psychotherapists, Other Mental Health Professionals
  • Instruction Level: Intermediate

Educational Objectives:

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Describe how research-based models on trauma, neurobiology and the nervous system are essential to helping behaviorally challenging children.
  • Discuss the neurobiological roots and adaptive purpose of demanding, defiant, and avoidant behaviors.
  • Explain the ways development, neurology and nervous system regulation inform us on the supports children need to be successful at home, in classrooms, and in the community.
  • Utilize tools from the research-based models to increase regulation and engagement.
  • Engage with strengths-based tools to empower children with self-awareness, emotional regulation, and self-advocacy strategies.
  • Apply an integrative model to empower parents and caregivers with tools to increase their own regulation, decrease challenging behaviors, and increase children’s regulation and engagement.

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, or contact her at [email protected].

What people are saying about this workshop:

  • "This was an EXCELLENT workshop. It was easily one of the best, most practical CEUs I've attended for working with kids. I really appreciated the model for therapy she presented, and I will definitely adapt my flow of therapy to match this model. More on this subject!" - KD, LPC
  • "Extremely informative. Loved all the hands-on, practical-to-implement ideas, as well as a the strong neurological basis. It was the most strengths-based workshop I've been to for working with challenging behaviors, which I really appreciated. It gave me better language for discussing with parents and reframing negative behaviors as communicative, as well as how to empower parents to help their kids." - MT, APC
  • "The presenter was knowledgeable with effective presentation skills! I especially enjoyed the activities and chat to maintain engagement and interest. Thank you! I will definitely sign up for this presenter again!" - LKS
  • "Excellent presentation - very engaging and provided specific interventions that I can implement immediately while reviewing helpful general knowledge" - AB, LMHC
  • "She was professional and knowledgeable, her PowerPoint was varied and kept my interest. I learned some practical suggestions to give parents when dealing with difficult behavior in their children." - MF, LPC
  • "This was well organized and provided great examples to learn from to implement in sessions. This information will help me plan how to present information to parents." - CL, APC
  • "Very organized and she did a great job of staying on task. I will definitely be able to use this with children and parents." - LM, LPC
  • "This was wonderful. I felt sure I knew much of what would be presented, but I was wrong--there was a lot here that I didn't know and that will be a big help to me in my further research, reading, and practice." - JM
  • "The presenter did a great job. It was clear she knew the information and applies it regularly. This was a needed refresh in how to engage clients. It was also a reminder on how to move with curiosity, not judgment." - AB, LMSW
  • "I really enjoyed the presenter and the workshop!" - KM, LPC
  • "She really knew her material and presented it well. One of the best CEU events ever!" - CM

3 "Asynchronous" Core CE Clock Hours Included - Details by License Type Below:

  • PSYCHOLOGISTS: The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For more detailed information on the current CE ruling in Georgia, or if you are licensed in another state or country, please click here.
  • COUNSELORS: The Knowledge Tree has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP), 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. For more detailed information regarding CE approvals, please click here.
    • Counselors Licensed in Canada: This workshop is approved for 3 credit hours through the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), event code: 64957916.
  • SOCIAL WORKERS: This workshop is approved for 3 core CE hours through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work (GSCSW), approval #120821. If you are licensed in another state or country, please click here for more detailed information.
  • MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: This workshop is approved for 3 core CE hours through the Georgia Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (GAMFT), approval #169-2021. If you are licensed in another state or country, please click here for more detailed information.

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