Dr. Joshua Rosenthal gave a 3-hour workshop on 12/16/16 to professionals on Behavioral Parent Training for Disruptive Behavior Disorders. Below is feedback from attendees, the workshop description and learning objectives.
Feedback from Attendees:
“Clear, explicit presentation with opportunity for practicing process” – Educational Psychologist
“The workshop did a great job providing direct teaching at skills while also incorporating practice and discussion of specific examples”
“Very helpful training. Dr. Rosenthal has a great deal of knowledge and experience and gives good examples. He offered excellent strategies” – Child Psychologist
“Data driven, evidence-based and supportive atmosphere for learning” – Child Psychologist
“Respectful, clear, thorough perspective on how to support, change and improve parenting skills to help their children develop executive functioning and adaptability” – Child Psychologist
Although the lifetime prevalence of Disruptive Behavior Disorders (DBD) is only 5-10% of the general population, there is high co-morbidity between DBD and Anxiety Disorders, Learning Disorders and ADHD. This means that you are likely to work with a child with behavioral problems. These children might not listen to directions, ignore adult requests, disrupt lessons, destroy property or act aggressively. They can be rigid, controlling and negative-attention seeking, which causes major rifts in their relationships, self-esteem and ability to learn.
Behavior Parent Training (BPT) is an evidence-based treatment model for DBD that teaches parents how to become behavior coaches for their children. BPT can offer professionals and parents many skills to use in the moment to improve the child’s behavior. Based on years of clinical experience and the latest research, Dr. Rosenthal teaches professionals how to work with children with DBDs and their parents. Professionals will learn how to reduce conflict and prevent typical child behaviors from becoming bigger problems. Warning! This is an experiential workshop that will be fun and engaging!
This workshop is intended for:
- Learning or educational professionals who work with students with DBD
- Mental health professionals who work with children with DBD
After attending this workshop, professionals will know how to:
- Better understand the origins/causes of DBDs
- Recognize the function of different behaviors and respond accordingly
- Recognize and respond to minor vs major misbehaviors appropriately
- Teach parents how to enhance the parent-child relationship via specialized play skills
- Teach parents how to create routine and behavior charts for repetitive and difficult behaviors
- Give indirect and direct commands with appropriate follow-through
- Teach parents how to give an effective time-out (ages 2-6) or loss of privilege (ages 7+)
- Teach parents how to co-parent collaboratively and think “big picture” about the family culture