Through clear, straightforward steps, guiding principles and mind-body techniques backed by neuroscience and research, Mona Delahooke, PhD, will teach you practical methods to better support the social and emotional lives of the children and families you work with.
Watch this cutting-edge seminar and you will learn valuable tools to nurture relationships, measure progress, reduce child stress, address challenging behaviors and promote self-regulation. Through case studies, video examples, and dynamic discussion you will learn how and when to use specific treatment techniques based on each child’s unique individual emotional, sensory/motor and developmental profile.
Discover how to customize treatment and educational strategies across disciplines through a mind/body and user-friendly roadmap of social and emotional development applicable to:
Mental health issues
Sensory Processing disorders
This workshop will show how to develop these skills in children and teens with clear, practical and attuned strategies to guide you to harness strength and hope in garnering psychological resilience for children and families.
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 5.75 hours CPD.
Mona Delahooke, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 25 years of experience caring for children, teenagers, and their families.
Dr. Delahooke holds the highest level of endorsement in the field of infant and toddler mental health in California, as a Reflective Practice Mentor (RPM). With a special focus on early childhood development, she is a senior faculty member of the Profectum Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing our understanding and support of neurodiverse children, adolescents and adults. She trains clinicians in the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health (DMH) as an independent contractor. Currently in private practice in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Delahooke consults with parents, preschools, regional centers, public agencies, and school districts in the areas of screening, assessment, intervention and support for families, infants, toddlers and children. She is the author of Social and Emotional Development in Early Intervention (PESI, 2017), and the award-winning Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges,(PESI, 2019), which describes a contemporary, neurodevelopmental approach useful for all childhood professionals.
Financial: Mona Delahooke maintains a private practice. She is a senior faculty member of the Profectum Foundation. Dr. Delahooke receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Mona Delahooke has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)
Access never expires for this product.
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
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
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
Additional Participant CE must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.