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1-2-3 Magic: 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective & Happy Parenting

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Thomas W. Phelan
6 Hours 09 Minutes
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08 Mar, 2019
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“My child is out of control and never listens to anything I say”

“I’ve tried yelling, timeouts, that counting thing, and nothing works with my child”

“I’m so exhausted I don’t even know where to start with my child’s misbehavior”

How often do you hear complaints like this from a frustrated parent in your office? Stress from dealing with behavior problems related to ADHD, Autism spectrum, or ODD can aggravate depression, anxiety, impulse control disorders, marital discord, substance abuse, and a host of other psychological problems in parents. Clients wind up stuck in a cycle where ineffective parenting methods exacerbate behavior problems and the parent has no idea what to do.

Watch clinical psychologist and parenting expert, Thomas Phelan, PhD, as he teaches you how to incorporate 1-2-3 Magic (2 million copies sold) with even your most difficult families. This evidence-based, easy-to-learn method transforms difficult behavior and revolutionizes your treatment plans.

Imagine the feeling of success when that frustrated parent returns and tells you that what used to be an hour long argument with their child is now a problem solved within 30 seconds! Or that exhausted parent is now more energized because bedtime is no longer a struggle.

The formula for this success is straightforward: The plan is simple, it’s easy to learn, and it works. Don’t let the frustration, anger, and stress continue any longer for your clients - Sign up to become a Certified 1-2-3 Magic Trainer® today!



This online program is worth 6.25 hours CPD.



Thomas W. Phelan's Profile

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Ph.D., Owner/Founder

1-2-3 Magic!

Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D., is the author of numerous books, DVDs and audios, some of which include: 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12, 1-2-3 Magic for Teachers: Effective Classroom Discipline Pre-K through Grade 8, Surviving Your Adolescents: How to Manage and Let Go Of Your 13-18 Year Olds, and several others. In addition to writing and producing, Dr. Phelan maintains an active schedule of international lectures, and he is a frequent guest on radio and television. His articles appear in numerous regional and national publications.

A registered clinical psychologist, Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D. has worked with children, adults and families for over 35 years. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Illinois Psychological Association. Dr. Phelan received his Doctorate from Loyola University, Chicago, after completing his internship at the Loyola Child Guidance Center. He worked at the DuPage County Mental Health Center prior to entering into private practice. Dr. Phelan has also served on the boards of directors for both AODA and CHADD, two national organizations for the parents of children with ADD. He was inducted into the CHADD Hall of Fame in 1997.

Dr. Phelan and his wife of 35 years raised two children and experienced first-hand many of the problems he now helps parents tackle. "My goal is to help parents avoid some of the turmoil we experienced, which I hear about from other parents every day", comments Phelan. "With some basic understanding of what makes children and teenagers tick--and a ton of patience parenthood can provide some of life's greatest satisfactions.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Thomas Phelan maintains a private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Thomas Phelan is a member of the American Psychological Association; and the Illinois Psychological Association.

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  1. Adapt the three fundamental parenting jobs for practical use in session.
  2. Demonstrate one simple method to get children to stop obnoxious behavior and improve client level of functioning.
  3. Articulate seven tactics for encouraging good behavior for purposes of client psychoeducation.
  4. Implement four strategies for strengthening parent/child relationships as they relate to clinical practice.
  5. Identify the Six Types of Testing and Manipulation to inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions.
  6. Determine how to apply 1-2-3 Magic to clients with different diagnoses and special needs.


What is the 1-2-3 Magic System?
  • Raise emotionally intelligent kids
  • Excellent preventive mental health
  • Avoid The Dangerous Assumption about children
  • Link between child discipline and marital satisfaction
The Neuroscience Behind the Success of 1-2-3 Magic
  • Research supporting 1-2-3 Magic
  • Cognitive restructuring
  • Simplicity and rapid, substantial results reinforce compliance
  • The neuroscience of kids’ self-control
  • Unique behavior management technology
Building a Solid Foundation for Parenting
  • Automatic vs. deliberate parenting
  • Three crucial components for happy, healthy kids
  • The two biggest discipline mistakes
Controlling Obnoxious Behavior
  • Counting – it’s simple but not easy!
  • Techniques for problem situations
  • Strategies to overcome sibling rivalry, tantrums, pouting and lying
  • How to get kids onboard
Identify & Manage the 6 Types of Testing and Manipulation
  • Badgering
  • Temper
  • Threat
  • Martyrdom
  • Butter Up
  • Physical Tactics
Encourage Good Behavior
  • Positive routines and brain pathways
  • Up and out in the morning
  • Cleaning up and chores
  • Suppertime
  • Homework
  • Going to bed—and staying there!
Strengthening Parent/Child Relationships
  • Sympathetic listening and emotional attachment
  • The dangers of over-parenting
  • Real magic: One-on-one fun
  • Solve problems together
  • Human bonding, human brains, and child discipline
Training Problems
  • The No-Talking, No-Emotion rules and slipping
  • Involve other caretakers
  • Pre- and post-testing
  • Counting start behavior
  • Overfocus on counting
  • Omitting relationship strengthening
  • Differential diagnosis and special needs kids

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Educators
  • School Administrators
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children



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April K - WELLINGTON, Florida

"excellent "

Emily G - SEDALIA, Colorado

"Best presentation so far Re: ability to follow along on handout; loved presenter's personal experience."

Elizabeth G - WEST ROXBURY, Massachusetts

"Very interesting and informative-learned alot that I can take back to teachers and parents."

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