MONA M. DELAHOOKE, PHD

The protests and headlines of recent weeks have forced many of us to examine our lives and communities through a new lens. In the process, we have opened our eyes to bias and discrimination as never before.

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Polyvagal Theory widens the perspective on managing kids’ challenging behaviors.

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When we practice personalized attunement, we are better able to manage the inevitable dynamic shifts in a child’s receptivity, mood states, and availability for learning. Let me show you how this strengthens relationships...

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Over the years I have come to believe that oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is not a label that should be used to describe young children. As a developmental psychologist, I view oppositional defiance as a child’s response to stress. Viewing children’s challenging behaviors on a continuum of stress and stress recovery reveals a whole new way to think about this stigmatizing disorder, as well as a new way to support children, informed by neuroscience.

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Mona M. Delahooke, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who’s worked with multi-disciplinary teams for over 30 years. A senior faculty member of the Profectum Foundation, she’s the author of the national bestseller Brain-Body Parenting, How to Stop Managing Behaviors and Start Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids,. and the award-winning Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges.





Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Mona Delahooke maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, Profectum Foundation, and Villa Esperanza Services. Dr. Delahooke receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Mona Delahooke is a member of the American Psychological Association, Zero to Three Foundation, and the Partnership for Awareness.