This seminar begins with a review of neurobiological processes involved in the development of self-regulation. Further, participants will learn how to communicate knowledge of the brain and its role in self-regulation to parents and children in ways that are more easily grasped and help them to understand the purpose of various interventions. Participants will also learn about the vital role parents/caregivers, clinicians and teachers play in co-regulation. Finally, this seminar includes introduction of over 15 practical, age-appropriate (including play-based) interventions that can be used in therapy sessions or in the classroom to help promote development of self-regulation in children and teens.
a). State the areas of the brain which are involved in processes affecting self-regulation.
b). Name at least 3 possible causes for dysregulation in children and teens and corresponding treatment implications, including the importance of co-regulation.
c). Learn and practice at least 3 strategies to promote self-regulation for infants and toddlers.
d). Learn and practice at least 5 strategies to promote self-regulation in preschool age children.
e). Learn and practice at least 5 strategies to promote self-regulation in elementary age children.
f). Learn and practice at least 3 strategies to promote self-regulation in adolescents and teens.
The target audience for this event includes psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed counselors, MFT’s, and other clinical mental health professionals.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Instructor(s): Katrina Jones, MS, LCMFT, RPT
Material Author(s): Katrina Jones, MS, LCMFT, RPT
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