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Self-Regulation Interventions for Children & Adolescents: Reduce Frustration, Emotional Outbursts & Oppositional Behaviors
Self-Regulation Interventions for Children & Adolescents: Reduce Frustration, Emotional Outbursts & Oppositional Behaviors

Where:   SPRINGFIELD, MA

When:  Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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$249.99
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Location

SHERATON SPRINGFIELD HOTEL
1 MONARCH PL
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01144
Phone:  (413) 781-1010
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Course Description:

This seminar will help you to better intervene with the challenging child – the one who won’t sit still; doesn’t follow directions; often throws tantrums; or has difficulty waiting for their turn. They may “hit first and ask questions later”. They react impulsively and have difficulty expressing what they need or what is frustrating them. We know this child is intelligent, caring and kind, but their behavior doesn’t reflect these positive qualities. These are the children who confuse and frustrate parents and who overwhelm teachers and peers. They struggle to meet basic expectations and are unable to succeed in school, with peers and at home.

Join Andrea Cennington, MSW, LCSW, CYT, and learn to effectively intervene with the emotional and behavioral dysregulation of children with High-Functioning Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities and Sensory Processing Disorders. Through hands-on activities and dynamic discussion, you will learn techniques, behavioral strategies, problem-solving strategies and brain training exercises to:
  • Address the sensory, language and executive functioning processing deficits that trigger them
  • Increase their self-control, social success, emotional control and task completion
  • Teach flexibility, tolerance, thinking it through and decision-making
  • Reduce the frequency and duration of their tantrums and emotional outbursts
Walk away with proven emotional, behavioral and processing strategies that lead to social and academic success!
Objectives:

  1. Communicate how sensory, language, and executive skills impairments create fight/flight/freeze and defensive responses that lead to children’s dysregulation and related behavioral issues.
  2. Select the appropriate intervention strategies to improve student skills including self-control, social success, emotional regulation and task completion.
  3. Employ behavior modification techniques and problem-solving strategies to diffuse student’s escalated and oppositional behavior.
  4. Implement environmental strategies to accommodate children’s processing deficits and emotional regulation needs.
  5. Utilize problem-solving strategies to develop appropriate behavioral expectations and coping mechanisms for improved self-regulation skills in students.
  6. Apply cognitive restructuring strategies to reduce frequency, severity and duration of children’s behavioral and emotional outbursts.
OUTLINE

Perspective-Taking and Meaning to Improve Behavior: The intersection of sensory, cognitive, affect and motor systems
  • The “Set-up”: Child expectation + delayed development = failure
  • Develop appropriate expectations: Pitfalls and strengths of developmental models
  • Strategies for triggering triggers: Reinforcing desired behavior
  • De-escalation strategies and precursors to problem-solving
Sensory Deficits: Interdependence between sensory processing and perception
  • Strategies to reduce sensory triggers
  • Desensitize strategies to reset the “panic switch”
  • Manage the environment to reduce sensory overload
  • Experience your own dysregulation to sensory challenges
Language/Learning Deficits: Incorporate language processing into our understanding of behavior
  • Your emotional response to their language challenges
  • Recognize, validate and problem-solve common language deficit triggers
  • Social Pragmatics insight and behavior
  • Suggestions for accommodations and modifications for the classroom
Executive Functioning Deficits: Effective supports to overcoming EF roadblocks
  • Problem-solving strategies to improve organization, working memory and meta-cognitive deficits
  • Environments that manage fidgeting, restlessness and inattention and provide positive social-emotional regulation
  • Experience how we might set kids up to fail without realizing it
Behavioral Strategies: Empower children to make positive choices and take responsibility for their behavior
  • Create realistic expectations through better understanding of the child’s process
  • Successful “resetting” through behavior modification and skills coaching
  • Environmental structures and nurturing words that regulate
  • Reduce tantrums and emotional dysregulation through cognitive restructuring
Problem-Solving Strategies: Teach flexibility, tolerance and decision-making
  • End power struggles and the blame game
  • Improve child’s acceptance and personal responsibility for behavior
  • Create realistic expectations
  • Use language as a self-regulation tool
Brain Training: Increase task completion, social success and emotional control
  • Music and rhythm
  • Cerebellum Stimulation Training
  • Brain Gym®
  • Yoga & mindfulness
  • Neurotherapy models
  • Limitations of research and potential risks
Neuro-Biological Considerations
  • Diet/food
  • Supplements/vitamins
  • Sensitivities/toxins
  • Movement and exercise to regulate the brain
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Teachers
  • School Guidance Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses
  • School Administrators
  • Educational Paraprofessionals
  • Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children

ANDREA CENNINGTON, MSW, LCSW, CYT

Andrea Cennington, MSW, LCSW, CYT, is a licensed clinical social worker and past certified special education teacher with over 15 years of experience working with children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Down Syndrome and Neuro-Developmental Disorders. As a licensed independent social worker, she provides in-depth inpatient and outpatient clinical services as well as school-based services to children, adolescents and adults. Ms. Cennington is committed to helping children of all ages learn how to self-regulate and manage their behaviors and emotions, effectively. She uses psycho-education to assist families with understanding presented target behavior and the development of strategies to decrease or eliminate the occurrence of targeted behaviors.

Ms. Cennington has extensive experience providing behavioral health services and crisis intervention to Army and Air Force service members and their families. She provides trainings for teachers, mental health and rehab clinicians, school administrators and parents to teach self-regulation strategies that are effective for children and adolescents. Ms. Cennington is a registered yoga teacher, which she incorporates as a mindfulness resource to address behavior.
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.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

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.

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Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Massachusetts Counselors: CE credit is available. This program has been approved for 6.25 1 MaMHCA/MMCEP hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 262 CMR. Expires: 01/29/2021. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

New York Counselors: CE credit is available. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Vermont Counselors: CE credit is available. This activity is approved by the Board of Allied Mental Health Practitioners (BAMHP) for 6.25 continuing education credits.


Educators/Teachers
This course is designed to qualify toward your professional development requirement. The program is 6.25 clock hours in length.

Massachusetts School Personnel: This course may be applicable for 6.25 Professional Development Points toward your Professional Development Plan per the Massachusetts Department of Education recertification guidelines; check with your licensing authority for more information.

New York Educators: PESI, Inc. is an approved sponsor of CTLE with the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) Office of Teaching Initiatives. Provider #23567. This activity will qualify for 6.25 Approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Hour(s), in the area of Pedagogy. Hours are based on full attendance. Board required certificates will be sent after the program.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Massachusetts Marriage & Family Therapists: This course has been submitted for review for continuing education approval. Credit is pending.

New York Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


Psychologists
This live activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline and the certificate of completion you receive from this live activity. Contact us for more information on your state board or organization specific filing requirements. American Psychological Association credits are not available.

New York Psychologists: This live activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction and is related to the practice of psychology.

Vermont Psychologists: CE credit is available. This activity is approved by the Board of Psychological Examiners for 6.25 continuing education credits.


Speech-Language Pathologists
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This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

New York Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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