Seminar Detail

Oppositional, Defiant & Disruptive Children and Adolescents

Where:
WOBURN, MA
When:
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Children and adolescents with ODD, ADHD, Asperger’s, anxiety, mood and disruptive disorders provide constant clinical, school and parenting challenges. Attend this seminar and learn new, effective non-medication strategies for your client’s most challenging behaviors including:
  • Tantrums
  • Running out/away
  • Noncompliance
  • Nagging
  • Refusing to work/help
  • Yelling/screaming
  • Bullying
  • Panic/anxiety reactions
  • Lack of follow through
  • Not following directions

You will walk away with immediate strategies for out of control behaviors and techniques for emotional regulation along with long-term treatment strategies to help kids at home and school. Janet Kirsch is a clinical expert and has worked with the most challenging kids both in clinical and school settings. Through the use of case studies and action oriented handouts, you will leave this seminar with solutions to turn your most challenging kids around.
Objectives:
  1. Identify behavioral episodes that challenge therapists, educators, professionals and parents.
  2. Distinguish the following disorders: ODD, ADHD, Asperger’s Bipolar and Disruptive disorder.
  3. Identify the difference between behavioral episodes and psychiatric conditions.
  4. Demonstrate how to do a skilled observation of behavior.
  5. Explain how to improve your intervention/interview skills with children and youth.
  6. Implement proactive strategies such as writing a behavior intervention plan and safety plan for home and school.

JANET K. PALMERSTON, PHD

Dr. Janet K. Palmerston, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in the states of Georgia and Oklahoma. Dr. Palmerston received her undergraduate degree in secondary education from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas and her master’s degree in counseling from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Dr. Palmerston received her doctorate in psychology from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. After completing her doctorate, Dr. Palmerston completed a post-doctoral program in school neuropsychology and became a diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology.

Dr. Palmerston has over 25 years of experience working in the field of psychology serving clients from ages 3 to 99. She currently works with LifeSource, Inc. providing direct psychological services to clients and serving as the Regional Director the state of Georgia. Dr. Palmerston has worked in a variety of settings including an inpatient psychological hospital treatment facility, psychoeducational center, preschool assessment center, public school settings, skilled nursing facilities, alternative school settings, and as a private practitioner. She specializes in interventions for ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Behavior Disorders, Memory Issues, Social Skills, Executive Functioning, and Emotional Disorders. Dr. Palmerston’s treatment approach focuses on providing clients effective alternatives to psychotropics. Techniques utilized include cognitive behavior therapy, cognitive restructuring, biofeedback, behavioral modification, relaxation therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, solution-focused brief therapy, and neurofeedback.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Janet Palmerston has an employment relationship with LifeSource, Inc. She is an adjunct faculty at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Dr. Parikh receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Janet Palmerston is a member of the Georgia Association of School Psychologists.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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