Do you work with kids who are hostile, defiant, moody, aggressive or calculating?
Discover how to:
Manage and control disruptive behaviors
Personalize interventions for each kid
Strategies for home, at school and with peers
Do you work with kids who frequently disrupt the day, refuse to work, are easily agitated and act out aggressively or defiantly? Children and adolescents with ODD, ADHD, anxiety, mood and disruptive disorders are challenging, exhausting and may leave you feeling hopeless about what to do. Attend this seminar and learn many effective and practical interventions that you can readily use to help these challenging kids succeed.
Join Dr. Michael Bloomquist, experienced practitioner, researcher and author, for a highly practical workshop that will provide you with effective interventions for the kid that has tested your patience. End this workshop with personalized strategies for each kid to motivate change, reduce defiance, aggression and conduct problems. Through case studies, modeling and role-playing, you will discover new interventions to promote kids social and emotional competence. Take away many new techniques that you can use immediately in your practice, school or with families at home.
Recognize underlying disorders that may be responsible for kids’ disruptive, defiant or aggressive behaviors.
Describe risk factors for challenging kids.
Utilize interviews, rating scales and observations to assess treatment needs for each child or adolescent.
Develop methods to motivate kids to make changes and follow-through.
List strategies to build rapport and connections with challenging kids.
Discover interventions to help kids stay emotionally regulated through emotion identification and stress reduction.
Discuss the role of medications in treating ODD, ADHD, anxiety and mood disorders.
DIAGNOSES VS. BEHAVIORS
Oppositional defiant and conduct disorders
Depressive and mood disorders
Hostile, defiant and aggressive
Moody, irritable and anxious
Risky, sneaky and calculating
Tantrums, noncompliance and nagging
Central nervous system functioning
Escalating adult-child interactions
Social rejection and negative peer influences
Loss, trauma and instability
Media and social networking
ROLE OF MEDICATIONS
Types for each disorder
Side effects you should know
Monitoring: what to look for
Interviews, rating scales and checklists
Parent-child/teen interaction observations
Intervention planning and matching based on assessment
Ongoing monitoring of intervention response
Gauge readiness for intervention
Interventions to reduce internal/external barriers and obstacles
Incentives for follow-through
STRATEGIES FOR ODD, ADHD, ANXIETY, MOOD DISORDERS AND OTHER CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS STRATEGIES FOR CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS
Positive attention and support
Firm, calm and reasonable limits
Methods to manage and disengage from power struggles
Predictable routines and clear rules
STRATEGIES FOR EMOTION DYSREGULATION & STRESS
Techniques to help kids identify and express feelings
Helpful thinking skills
Stress reduction: healthy habits and staying calm in the moment
Adult modeling and coaching of emotional coping skills
STRATEGIES FOR AGGRESSIVE AND RISKY PEER RELATIONSHIPS
Social behavior and problem-solving skills
Positively influence peer relationships
Create strategic social opportunities
Incorporate adult modeling and coaching of social skills
STRATEGIES FOR THE CLASSROOM & AT HOME
Executive skills training
Parent and school collaboration
Classroom behavior management and individualized programming
Help parents manage stress
Facilitate parent and child bonding
Boost positive family interactions
About the Speaker:
Michael Bloomquist, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota and is adjunct director of Evidence-Based Practice at PrairieCare Medical Group, both in Minneapolis. He has more than 25 years of experience in working with youth and families and specializes in parent and family skills training (a.k.a. behavioral family therapy). Dr. Bloomquist also has extensive research experience in schools and is an investigator on several studies examining the effects of innovative mental health treatment models and community-based prevention programs for youth and families.
An avid teacher, Dr. Bloomquist conducts university courses on child psychopathology and psychotherapy, trains psychology students and post-doctoral fellows, and has conducted over 100 workshops and training seminars for parents, practitioners, and mental health organizations. In addition, he is the author of numerous journal articles and books about evidence-based interventions and prevention.
Financial: Dr. Michael Bloomquist is a professor and researcher at the University of Minnesota. Through the University of Minnesota, he also provided contract services at the PrairieCare Medical Group. He is the author/developer of the Struggling Kids book series, which is published by Guilford Press, and receives royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-Financial: Dr. Michael Bloomquist has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Information:
For U.S. and Canadian customers, CE is available for $9.99 USD per participant. International CE rates may vary; please contact PESI Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.