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Attachment & Emotional Self-Regulation Skills for Children:
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on November 9, 2018.
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DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
5 hr 57 min
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI Rehab
11/9/2018 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
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  1. Articulate how attachment style impacts children’s self-regulation and its effect on behavior and learning.
  2. Communicate the neurophysiological and social impact of anxiety and stress in children.
  3. Implement customized strategies that sustain self-regulation in children of a variety of ages/abilities.
  4. Demonstrate techniques that calm the nervous system in children such as alternate muscle contraction and progressive muscle relaxation.
  5. Design interventions including social stories,video modeling, mindfulness, visualization and affirmation techniques to promote positive behavior in children.
  6. Create and implement programs to deal with a variety of challenging behaviors in children including tantrums, sensory issues and sleep and elimination problems.
  7. Integrate behavior modification techniques to reduce challenging behaviors in children.
The Neurobiology of Attachment to Empower Interventions
  • Neurological basis of attachment and emotional regulation
  • How relationships can reshape our brains
  • Mirror neurons, empathy and connecting with others
  • Oxytocin and the individual self
  • How attachment style impacts your client’s relationships
  • Attachment and attunement in the therapeutic relationship
Impact of Anxiety and Stress on Self-Regulation
  • Stress response patterns as survival strategies
  • Nervous system implications – Fight, Flight, Fright,
  • Freeze to Rest and Digest
  • Impact of stress on mental and physical functioning
  • Anxiety and brain research
  • Quick stress busters
Support Strategies to Sustain Self-Regulation
  • By age/developmental level including infants and low level functioning kids
  • Routines for regulation
  • Responsive, predictable care for teaching emotional intelligence
  • Imitation strategies for engagement and communication
  • Self-soothing strategies for independence
  • Language for positive results
  • Environments to support cognitive and language development
  • Responsive guidance techniques to support self-control
  • Play to stimulate development of regulatory skills
  • Scaffolding to expand and develop social skills
Calming the Nervous System
  • Techniques for little ones and older children
  • Quick relaxation breaks, alternate muscle contraction and social rituals
  • Progressive muscle relaxation, guided relaxation, sweeping breath
  • Stress reduction lab: Breath work
Empower and Motive Kids to be Emotionally Independent
  • Creative interventions that positively change behavior
  • Mindfulness
  • Social stories
  • Video modeling
  • Visualization
  • Affirmations
  • Build confidence
  • Develop autonomy and intrinsic motivation
Address Tantrums & Other Difficult Behaviors that Impede Outcomes
  • Strategies and techniques to minimize:
    • Elimination problems
    • Sleep problems
    • Eating problems
    • Transition problems
    • Sensory problems
Applying Behavior Modification Techniques and Interventions
  • Positive discipline techniques: Case example
  • Alternatives to punishment: Case example
  • Gradual exposure to broaden tolerance: Case example
  • Self-management to empower kids: Case example
Self-Regulation Problem Solving Lab
  • Case study analyzation: Linking what we’ve learned to symptomology
  • Aligning symptoms and characteristics with appropriate interventions
  • Therapeutic use of self with difficult kids


Kathryne Cammisa, MHE, OTR/L, is an SI/NDT certified occupational therapist, American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer, Pranakriya certified yoga therapist, Radiant Child/Family 200 hour certified yoga teacher and Mindful Schools certified mindfulness teacher. Kathee has over 25 years of experience working with children with special needs in home, school, child care and clinic settings. She works with children and their families through her private practice and at Children’s Place, a therapeutic child care center. Kathee has extensive teaching experience throughout the country, with Georgia State’s Project SCEIS, and the Medical College of Georgia where she served as assistant professor of occupational therapy. She has been published by the American Journal of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy in Mental and has taken yoga and occupational therapy to children in China, Vietnam, Costa Rica and Ghana.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kathryne Cammisa maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Kathryne Cammisa has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclosure.
Continuing Education Credits
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Certificates of Successful Completion are available for email, download and/or printing from your online account immediately following the successful completion of the post-test/evaluation.

**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.

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Special Education Teachers
  • General Education Teachers
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