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Over 75 Quick "On-The-Spot" Techniques for Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavior Problems

Leaving nothing to the abstract, “75 Quick, ‘On-The-Spot’ Techniques for Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Problems” will guide you through focused, clear and successful methods for treating children.

Every professional who seeks to fill their toolbox with tested methods will leave this recording with a wealth of fresh ideas and rejuvenated spirits.

If you do not have a lot of experience working with children and teens, you will leave with a defined strategy for success. If you are a seasoned professional, you will learn new tricks and techniques to re-energize and revitalize your practice!

With nearly 25 years of clinical experience and a background in improvisational comedy, Dr. Steve is a strong proponent of “Edu-tainment.” Namely, he uses charm, wit and humour to enhance your learning experience, thus improving the retention and utilization of the specific skills covered.

We change the world when we touch a child’s life!


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Steven T. Olivas, Ph.D., HSP
6 Hours 09 Minutes
Oct 09, 2019
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 6 hours CPD.



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Licensed Psychologist

Steven T. Olivas, Ph.D., HSP, nationally-renowned speaker, author and behavior consultant, is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Middle Tennessee. He began his practice career in 1991 when ADHD was exploding onto the scene and has enjoyed working with the energy and spontaneous creativity of children ever since.

Throughout his career, he has taught courses at nine colleges and universities, been a national public speaker, a regular columnist for a local newspaper and co-host of a popular radio show. He is the author of When Good Kids Go Bad: Effective Solutions for Problem Behaviors (PESI, 2012) and the acclaimed book Bad Kids…or Bad Behavior? (Author’s Corner, 2008).

For nearly 25 years, he has been helping clinicians, school systems and parents around the country understand and manage the kids and teens most likely to act out in impulsive and aggressive manners.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Steven Olivas maintains a private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. Dr. Olivas receives book royalties from PESI Publishing and Author's Corner, LLC. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Steven Olivas has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

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  1. Utilize effective, clinical techniques for the treatment of behaviour disorders in children.
  2. Develop specific behavioural interventions that address the developmental stage of the child and adolescent.
  3. Appraise the efficacy of biologically-based interventions to address behavioural and emotional disorders in children.
  4. Analyze clinical manifestations among anxiety disorders, ADHD, mood disorders, ODD and Conduct Disorder as it relates to diagnosis.
  5. Develop clinical skills for establishing a therapeutic rapport to overcome treatment resistance in children and adolescents.
  6. Analyze the diagnostic symptoms of behavioural/emotional disorders in children and adolescents and establish how this informs your choice of intervention strategies.




  • Nature v. nurture
  • Hormones, neuropsychology, behaviourism
  • Gender differences
  • ”Eye of the beholder”

DSM-5® Updates

  • ADHD
  • Oppositional defiant disorder
  • Conduct disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Childhood anxiety and depression

Medication Interventions

  • Psycho-stimulants
  • Mood stabilizers
  • Anti-depressants/anti-anxiety
  • Atypical anti-psychotics
  • Illegal/illicit substances and treatment effects


Quick Techniques to Manage Anger

  • Time in!
  • Restitution
  • The peace table & empathy building
  • Actor/observer
  • Standing 8 count
  • Art of compromise
  • … And many more

Quick Techniques to Manage Depression

  • Cut-n-paste
  • The mirror effect
  • Inside movie
  • Types of journaling
  • … And many more

Quick Techniques to Manage Anxiety

  • Ceiling fan breathing
  • Set the clock
  • Progressive relaxation
  • Top dog/underdog
  • … And many more!

Quick Techniques to Manage Autism/Asperger’s

  • Facial expressions and social cues
  • Building a broader structure
  • The burrito
  • Island of Solace
  • … And many more!

Quick Techniques to Manage ADHD

  • Noise to the system
  • Anticipation
  • Therapeutic games
  • … And many more!


Parents/Caregivers and Teachers/Schools

  • Intentional dialogue
  • The listening jar
  • Time out/quiet time
  • Token economies/response cost (and avoiding pitfalls)
  • The good behaviour game

Manage Therapist Frustration

Limitations of Research and Potential Risks

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Teachers
  • School Guidance Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses
  • School Administrators
  • Educational Paraprofessionals
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children

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Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 23


Cassandra C - Corpus Christi, Texas

"Mr Olivas is a great trainer. I was suprised he held my attention all day while online. Looking forward to another training. "

Brenda M - OGDENSBURG, New York

"Thank you."

Kara C - Gladstone, Missouri

"Very interesting and helpful speaker!"

Stephanie W - BREINIGSVILLE, Pennsylvania

"Steve was fabulous. I have taken a number of trainings through Pesi before, and I have to say that this one was by far my favorite. The way he explains the content is engaging, entertaining, and very user-friendly. He made the material easy to digest and gave clear examples to support the concepts. It was just a great training! I would absolutely take another training with him again in the future."

Susan G - NEW YORK, New York

"dynamic ,highly intelligent speaker. I was very impressed with him"

Sarah R - NEW YORK, New York

"Excellent Presenter. Very engaging. "

Michelle S - DAYTON, Ohio

"Presenter was very engaging and informative. "

Ohan C - NEPTUNE, New Jersey

"Enjoyed the webinar. I found Dr. Olivas example helpful in understanding the concepts. I will use some of his techniques with my clients."


"Not only informative but entertaining. Great conference"

Shannon C - LEES SUMMIT, Missouri

"I highly enjoyed the webinar and learned many techniques that will help me tomorrow at work!"

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