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Mona Delahooke, PH.D.
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06 Mar, 2018
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Mona Delahooke, Ph.D., is a clinical and consulting psychologist specializing in supporting children and families. She has worked widely with multi-disciplinary teams in the areas of developmental, behavioral, learning, and emotional differences for over 30 years. Her first book, Social and Emotional Development in Early Intervention: A Skills Guide for Working with Children describes a contemporary, neurodevelopmental approach useful for all childhood professionals.
Financial: Mona Delahooke maintains a private practice. She is a senior faculty member and Mental Health Working Group Co-Chair of the Profectum Foundation. She is a faculty member of the Early Intervention Training Institute (EITI) of the Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic. Dr. Delahooke receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Nonfinancial: Mona Delahooke has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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- Determine treatment strategies/techniques based on each individual’s emotional/ sensory/motor profile and neuroception of safety in social-emotional development.
- Explore the difference between intentional misbehavior and stress responses.
- Integrate mind and body-based techniques for the treatment of mental health, behavioral and developmental challenges.
- Employ the 3-step process of personalized attunement to help children become calm and emotionally regulated.
- Articulate the importance of a cross-disciplinary approach to supporting social-emotional development.
- Communicate the critical importance of the “therapeutic use of self” when working with children.
- Foundations for Social-Emotional Treatment
- Difference between developmental and chronological age and clinical/educational implications
- Neuroception—Polyvagal Theory (Stephen Porges, Ph.D.)
- The therapeutic “use of self”
- Difference between purposeful misbehavior and stress responses
- Parent-child and provider-parent relationships
- Promote a calm and alert state
- Strategies Tailored to Individual Differences
- Conscious vs unconscious behaviors
- Identify underlying challenges
- Work at each person’s neurodevelopmental level
- Identify the behavioral features of stress responses and how to support in real time
- Treat functional capacities/challenges across diagnoses
- Three steps to personalized attunement
- Mind-Based Techniques for Regulation, Attention and Engagement
- Sensorimotor contributions to physiological regulation
- Establish the neuroception of safety as the priority
- Auditory and other sensory pathways to support physiological and emotional regulation
- Play techniques for pre-symbolic development
- Powerful wordless dialogues
- Non-verbal social problem solving
- Body-Based Techniques for Social Problem-Solving, Executive Function and Cognitive Flexibility
- Communicative flow
- Build symbolic bridges
- Re-enactment of procedural memories and how to debrief
- Availability to use “mind” to control body
- Integrate mind/body strategies
- Techniques for Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Behavioral, developmental and hybrid approaches—how to choose
- Floortime®, DIR and FCD, and developmental, relationship-based techniques
- Behavioral and developmental techniques
- Alternative forms of communication for non-speakers
- Lessons about neurodiversity and avoiding ableism
- Techniques for Communication Delays
- Non-verbal communication
- Affect/emotion harnessing techniques
- Promote intentional communication with caregiver
- How to combine words, affect and action
- Techniques for Challenging Behaviors
- Deconstruct oppositional defiant disorder
- Determine upstream causes of challenging behaviors
- Use the child’s natural sensory preferences for cooperation
- Stress responses and faulty neuroception
- Support adaptive responses to emotional dysregulation
- Techniques for Anxiety, Stress and Trauma
- Identify stress responses as early as possible
- Emotional co-regulation and modulation strategies
- Build symbolic pathways through story telling
- Explore fears through procedural re-enactment
- Partner with parents
Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Behavioral Specialists, Marriage and Family
Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Speech-Language Pathology Assistants,
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Educators, Physical Therapists
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