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Working with Children with Brain-based Behaviors: A Therapeutic/Sensory Approach

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - May 8 @ 2:00 pm


This training showcases a brain-based approach to addressing challenging behaviors developed by neuroscientist, Dr. Stephen Porges’s work. It is also based on the work of Dr. Serena Wieder and Dr. Stanley Greenspan who developed a model known as DIR (Developmental, Individual-differences, and Relationship-based) after conducting research in the late 1970s on infants at high risk for developmental challenges. Many parents and professionals believe that problematic behavior in children should be punished, increasing the likelihood of poor self-esteem, depression, and aggression. The brain-based method employs a more empathic and compassionate approach that has the potential to change lives for the better, resulting in a more humane way of understanding, reaching, and supporting children who struggle.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will gain knowledge of how challenging behaviors can be brain-based.
2. Participants will learn how sensory-processing disorders are frequently the source of challenging behaviors.
3. Participants will understand how using a sensory/therapeutic process in mental health sessions can be successful in treating children with neurodevelopmental disorders

DATES of Course:

Wednesdays, May 1 & 8, 2024

Time:  12-2pm EST, 11-1pm CST, 10-12pm MT, 9-11am PST

Cost:  $97.00 Early-bird until 4//15, $127

Presented By Kathryn Shea, LCSW, FASD United Board Member

4 CE offered through CEBrokers for Florida LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, CMSW. Certificates provided.


May 1 @ 12:00 pm
May 8 @ 2:00 pm


FL United States


The Florida Center Training Institute
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