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Brain-Based Strategies to Improve Behavior in Children | Seminar on 2 DVDs
Kenney, Lynne, PsyD
PESI, Inc. / Seminar on DVD / 2014-06-01 / X62250
Infant, Child & Adolescent
price: $69.95 (may be subject to change)
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This engaging two-hour training provides collaborative strategies for clinicians who treat children with a variety of challenges such as ADHD, EFD, SPD, anxiety and depression. Dr. Lynne Kenney, one of the Top 100 Docs to “listen to” on Twitter, will demonstrate activities that you can use with parents and kids immediately. These brain-based activities will help clinicians, teachers and parents to move from damage control to skillful living.

2/3 of this seminar will include evidence-based strategies and case studies
Custom assessment and intervention tools for practice integration
Discover a world of experts with valuable books, tools and apps


Myths About Misbehavior
The critical nature of whole child assessment
Behavior is more than a product of biology + environment
Misbehavior is brain dysfunction

Brain-Based Behavior
The Discipline Trap
Shame and blame
Skill deficits vs. willful non-compliance
Get out of damage control
See the bigger picture not just the bottom line
Key messages
Collaborate don’t Dominate
Work around the defensive brain
Empathize before you correct
Connect, connect and connect more

Assessment and Treatment
Data-based assessment and treatment planning worksheets
Assess the child’s executive function skills
The data that points us to a referral
The four session model

Medication or Nutrition
It’s not what you eat, it’s what you assimilate
Why food and nutrition matter
The Whole Food Grocery List
Neurotransmitters + grey matter = behavior


Describe evidence that misbehavior is brain dysfunction.
Identify how to clinically conduct a whole-child assessment.
Demonstrate five free motor-cognition exercises for immediate calming and alerting.
Show why we need to know what a child eats before a medication referral.


Lynne Kenney, Psy.D., is a mother of two, a practicing pediatric psychologist in Scottsdale, AZ, co-author of Bloom: Helping children blossom, author of The Family Coach Method and creator of Play Math. She has advanced fellowship training in forensic psychology and developmental pediatric psychology from Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Harbor-UCLA/UCLA Medical School. Dr. Kenney is considered one of "the most accessible pediatric experts,” in the US.

Dr. Kenney is a featured expert in People, Real Simple, Parents, and Parenting Magazines as well as various child/family websites. During the Olympics 2014, Dr. Kenney developed the first collaboratively curated family health campaign serving over 500K parents online worldwide.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Lynne Kenney maintains a private practice. She has a parenting DVD available on and receives compensation. She is an author for St. Lynn’s Press and receives royalties. She is an author for Better Life Media, Inc. and receives royalties. She is a speaker, who receives an honorarium, for PESI, Inc.
Non-Financial: Dr. Lynn Kenney is the creator of The Family Coach Method. She writes a blog on parenting (


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