Seminar Detail

Oppositional, Defiant & Disruptive Children and Adolescents: Non-medication Approaches to the Most Challenging Behaviors

Where:
TAUNTON, MA
When:
Monday, March 13, 2017 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 and parenting challenges. Attend this seminar and learn new, effective non-medication strategies for your clients' 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. Scott Walls 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. Identify proactive strategies and reactive strategies for oppositional, defiant and disruptive children and youth.
  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.
OUTLINE

Behaviors that Make Us Crazy
  • Tantrums
  • Running out/away
  • Noncompliance
  • Nagging
  • Refusing to work/help
  • Yelling/screaming
  • Bullying
  • Panic/anxiety reactions
  • Lack of follow through
  • Not following directions
Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Attachment issues/disorder, conduct disorder, autism spectrum disorders
Assessment

The Functions of Behavior
  • Fear-based (Fight, Flight, Freeze or Submit)
    • Escape
    • Attention
    • Sensory
    • Pain
    • Control
Mental Health Disorder or Behavior Problem
  • The power of skilled observations
  • The interview
  • Comparison to the group
  • The FBA-Incredibly powerful assessment tool
  • The art of choosing a diagnosis (if you have to at all!)
Treatment Strategies Part I
  • Proactive
    • Behavior plans
    • Motivational incentives
    • Set the stage for success
    • Remember the initial goal
    • Appropriately address the functions of the behavior
  • Reactive
    • P.C.P.
    • Corrective measures
    • Don’t go squirrel hunting with a bazooka!
Treatment Strategies Part II
  • Specific Strategies for the Following Behavioral Challenges:
    • Tantrums
    • Running out/away
    • Noncompliance
    • Nagging
    • Refusing to work/help
    • Yelling/screaming
    • Bullying
    • Panic/anxiety reactions
    • Lack of follow through
    • Not following directions
Treatment Strategies Part III
  • Specific Strategies for the Following Disorders:
    • ODD
    • ADHD
    • Mood disorders
    • Anxiety disorders
    • Working with unsafe behaviors
Treatment Strategies Part IV
  • Special Populations & Circumstances
    • Asperger’s disorder
    • Divorce, separation
    • Abuse and neglect
    • Parent misbehavior
    • Foster care

SCOTT D. WALLS, MA, LIPC, CCMHC

Scott D. Walls, MA. LIPC, CCMHC, is a mental health counselor in private practice in Lincoln, NE, and has previously spent 15 years with the Lincoln Public Schools as a behavior specialist and psychotherapist. Scott has provided therapy and consultation services for hundreds of children, teens and families in the Lincoln area. In addition, Scott has provided numerous trainings for teachers, administrators and case management staff for various agencies. He is also the author of Oppositional, Defiant & Disruptive Children and Adolescents (PESI, 2016) and Behavior Management Skills Guide with Deb Rauner (PESI, 2015).

Scott co-founded a domestic violence group for female offenders and was a practicing therapist and case manager supervisor for a special project in Lincoln that offered treatment for torture and trauma survivors for refugees and immigrants. In addition to his duties as a therapist and consultant, Scott is the founder and owner of the Lincoln Karate Clinic, Inc. This karate school offers specialized karate lessons for children ages 4-7 and youth ages 8 and up. The karate school is well known for providing unique classes that incorporates Stranger Danger lessons, and Scott’s personally developed antibullying program entitled: “The 4 C’s of Bullying.”

Scott enjoys providing information to students and participants in a relaxed, learning environment and makes every attempt to give participants practical and down to earth, educational information.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Scott Walls maintains a private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Scott Walls is a member of the National Board for Certified Counselors.
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