MONA M DELAHOOKE, PH.D.

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 Delahooke, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 25 years of experience caring for children, teenagers, and their families.



Dr. Delahooke holds the highest level of endorsement in the field of infant and toddler mental health in California, as a Reflective Practice Mentor (RPM). With a special focus on early childhood development, she is a senior faculty member of the Profectum Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing our understanding and support of neurodiverse children, adolescents and adults. She trains clinicians in the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health (DMH) as an independent contractor. Currently in private practice in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Delahooke consults with parents, preschools, regional centers, public agencies, and school districts in the areas of screening, assessment, intervention and support for families, infants, toddlers and children. She is the author of Social and Emotional Development in Early Intervention (PESI, 2017), and the award-winning Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges,(PESI, 2019), which describes a contemporary, neurodevelopmental approach useful for all childhood professionals.





Speaker Disclosures:



Financial: Mona Delahooke maintains a private practice. She is a senior faculty member of the Profectum Foundation. Dr. Delahooke receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

 



Non-financial: Mona Delahooke has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.