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Seminar Detail

Oppositional, Defiant & Disruptive Children and Adolescents: Non-medication Approaches to the Most Challenging Behaviors
Where:
ROSEVILLE, MN
When:
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This event is no longer available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
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 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. Merrily Brome, MA, ABSNP, has worked with the most challenging kids in a variety of 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. Utilize clinical strategies to reduce the frequency, duration and severity of behavioral episodes that challenge therapists, educators, professionals and parents.
  2. Implement both proactive and reactive strategies for oppositional, defiant and disruptive behavior in children and youth.
  3. Discriminate between the clinical presentation of behavioral episodes & psychiatric symptoms to inform treatment.
  4. Communicate how a skilled observation of behavior informs your treatment approach.
  5. Develop clinical skills for establishing a therapeutic rapport to overcome treatment resistance in children and adolescents.
  6. Effectively develop a behavior intervention plan and safety plan across all settings including 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
Assessment
Physiology and Etiologies of oppositional behavior “before” 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 FBT-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
    • Executive functioning
  • Reactive
    • Corrective measures
    • It’s like playing chess in a tornado
    • Cognitive strategies
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
Target Audience

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

MERRILY A. BROME, MA, ABSNP

Merrily Brome, MA, ABSNP, is a nationally certified school neuropsychologist, who continues to maintain certification in both elementary and special education. She has worked in the education profession for 43 years, with experience at the pre-school through high school high school level. Merrily has a bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University in elementary and special education. She spent the first part of her career as a special educator in a middle school. Her graduate degree from Towson State University (MD) is in School Psychology, which she has practiced for 30 years. In that capacity, she has worked in numerous school settings, from preschool through high school. While serving on a preschool special education assessment team for several years, she pursued additional training in order to refine her skills in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders. In addition to further graduate work at both Loyola University (Md.) and Johns Hopkins University, she has completed a year-long post graduate certification program offered by the American Board of School Neuropsychology. A particular area of professional interest is the impact of childhood trauma on neurodevelopment, behavior, and learning. Merrily has served as an adjunct professor for the University of Missouri where she developed and instructed several units for graduate level coursework on “Learning and the Brain.” She also has presented the annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health, which is sponsored by the Center for School Mental Health (CSMH).



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Merrily Brome has an employment relationship with Prince George’s County Public Schools. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Merrily Brome has no nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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.

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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.

Minnesota Counselors: Application for MN BBHT continuing education credits has been submitted. Updates will be posted as they become available.

Wisconsin Counselors: CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Wisconsin Counselors. The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (MPSW 19) accepts continuing education programs relevant to counseling by approved providers of the Association of Social Work Boards (Sec. 20-195cc-3). Please see social work CE statements for this program.


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

Wisconsin Educators: This course may be used toward your Professional Development Plan if it meets your individual goals. Please contact DPI with questions regarding individual PDP’s. This course is 6.25 clock hours.


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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.

Minnesota Marriage & Family Therapists: An application has been submitted to the Minnesota Board of Marriage & Family Therapists. Credit is pending.

Wisconsin Marriage & Family Therapists: This course has been submitted to the Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for review. Credit is pending.

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists:
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.25 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
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Minnesota Psychologists: We’re working to get you credit. Updates will be posted as they become available.


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

** Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists must complete the post-test and evaluation within two weeks of attending the live event if they would like their participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Detailed instructions will be provided the day of the program under the Handouts section of the online program.


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, 2020 - January 27, 2023. 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.

Minnesota Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


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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