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Oppositional, Defiant & Disruptive Children and Adolescents: Non-medication Approaches to the Most Challenging Behaviors
Oppositional, Defiant & Disruptive Children and Adolescents: Non-medication Approaches to the Most Challenging Behaviors

Where:   FREDERICK, MD

When:  Monday, September 23, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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HAMPTON INN & SUITES FREDERICK-FORT DETRICK
1565 OPOSSUMTOWN PIKE
FREDERICK, MD 21702
Phone:  301-696-1565
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Course Description:

Children and adolescents with ODD, ADHD, Asperger’s, anxiety, mood and disruptive disorders provide constant clinical and parenting challenges. Attend this seminar and learn new, effective non-medication strategies for your client’s most challenging behaviors including:
  • Tantrums
  • Running out/away
  • Noncompliance
  • Nagging
  • Refusing to work/help
  • Yelling/screaming
  • Bullying
  • Panic/anxiety reactions
  • Lack of follow through
  • Not following directions

You will walk away with immediate strategies for out of control behaviors and techniques for emotional regulation along with long-term treatment strategies to help kids at home and school. Merrily Brome, MA, ABSNP, has worked with the most challenging kids in a variety of school settings. Through the use of case studies and action-oriented handouts, you will leave this seminar with solutions to turn your most challenging kids around.
Objectives:

  1. Utilize clinical strategies to reduce the frequency, duration and severity of behavioral episodes that challenge therapists, educators, professionals and parents.
  2. Implement both proactive and reactive strategies for oppositional, defiant and disruptive behavior in children and youth.
  3. Discriminate between the clinical presentation of behavioral episodes & psychiatric symptoms to inform treatment.
  4. Communicate how a skilled observation of behavior informs your treatment approach.
  5. Develop clinical skills for establishing a therapeutic rapport to overcome treatment resistance in children and adolescents.
  6. Effectively develop a behavior intervention plan and safety plan across all settings including home and school.
OUTLINE

Behaviors that Make Us Crazy
  • Tantrums
  • Running out/away
  • Noncompliance
  • Nagging
  • Refusing to work/help
  • Yelling/screaming
  • Bullying
  • Panic/anxiety reactions
  • Lack of follow through
  • Not following directions
Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
Assessment
Physiology and Etiologies of oppositional behavior “before” The Functions of Behavior
  • Fear-based (Fight, Flight, Freeze or Submit)
    • Escape
    • Attention
    • Sensory
    • Pain
    • Control
Mental Health Disorder or Behavior Problem
  • The power of skilled observations
  • The interview
  • Comparison to the group
  • The FBT-Incredibly powerful assessment tool
  • The art of choosing a diagnosis if you have to at all!)
Treatment Strategies Part I
  • Proactive
    • Behavior plans
    • Motivational incentives
    • Set the stage for success
    • Remember the initial goal
    • Appropriately address the functions of the behavior
    • Executive functioning
  • Reactive
    • Corrective measures
    • It’s like playing chess in a tornado
    • Cognitive strategies
Treatment Strategies Part II
  • Specific Strategies for the Following Behavioral Challenges:
    • Tantrums
    • Running out/away
    • Noncompliance
    • Nagging
    • Refusing to work/help
    • Yelling/screaming
    • Bullying
    • Panic/anxiety reactions
    • Lack of follow through
    • Not following directions
Treatment Strategies Part III
  • Specific Strategies for the Following Disorders:
    • ODD
    • ADHD
    • Mood disorders
    • Anxiety disorders
    • Working with unsafe behaviors
Treatment Strategies Part IV
  • Special Populations & Circumstances
    • Asperger’s disorder
    • Divorce, separation
    • Abuse and neglect
    • Parent misbehavior
    • Foster care
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Teachers
  • School Guidance Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses
  • School Administrators
  • Educational Paraprofessionals
  • Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children

MERRILY A. BROME, MA, ABSNP

Merrily Brome, MA, ABSNP, is a nationally certified school neuropsychologist, who continues to maintain certification in both elementary and special education. She has been working in the education profession for 40 years, with experience at the pre-school through high school level. Merrily has a Bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University in elementary and special education. She spent the first part of her career as a special educator in a middle school. Her graduate degree from Towson State University (MD) is in School Psychology, which she has practiced for the past 27 years. In that capacity, she has worked in numerous school settings, from preschool through high school. While serving on a preschool special education assessment team for several years, she pursued additional training in order to refine her skills in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders. In addition to further graduate work at both Loyola University (MD) and John Hopkins University, she has completed a year-long post-graduate certification program offered by the American Board of School Neuropsychology. A particular area of professional interest is the impact of childhood trauma on neurodevelopment and learning. Merrily has served as an adjunct professor for the University of Missouri where she developed and instructed several units for graduate level coursework on “Learning and the Brain.” She also presented the annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health, which is sponsored by Center for School Mental Health (CSMH).



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Merrily Brome has an employment relationship with Prince George’s County Public Schools. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Merrily Brome has no nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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Educators/Teachers
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