Mona Delahooke – Oppositional Defiance or Faulty Neuroception: Disruptive Behaviors through the Lens of the Polyvagal Theory
- Mona Delahooke, PhD
- 1 Hour 27 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Aug 05, 2020
What if there’s another way? What if it’s not actually about behavior at all?
Join Dr. Mona Delahooke, licensed clinical psychologist and expert in neurodevelopmental interventions for children with developmental, behavioral, emotional, and learning differences, for this compelling session that will fundamentally shift your view of oppositional behavior in children and adolescents.
Dr. Delahooke seamlessly weaves together neuroscience with real-life, common scenarios by offering a practical roadmap to help transform your response to behavior problems. You’ll learn:
- The missing piece to understanding behavior: Neuroception
- Why behavior contracts and incentives fail to yield long-term success
- How to discern between intentional behavior and stress responses
- “Bottom-up” interventions you can use right away
- And more!
If you work with children and adolescents who misbehave even occasionally, this training is for you – purchase today!
|Manual – Oppositional Defiance or Faulty Neuroception? (3.5 MB)||34 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|Script (47.9 KB)||1 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Behavior Challenges: Intentional Choice or Stress Response?
- What the Polyvagal Theory brings to the “behavior management” table
- The autonomic nervous system (ANS)
- Neuroception: How children’s brains perceive safety and stress (and what that means for behavior)
- Is ODD a behavior disorder, or a nervous system looking for relational safety?
Clinical Strategies for Building Relational Safety and Security
- Getting started: Matching a given behavior to corresponding ANS pathway
- Discerning between an intentional behavior and a stress response
- Co-regulation, warmth and interpersonal engagement
- How to reach the “unreachable” kids and teens
- What about behavior contracts and incentive plans?
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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.
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.