Igniting the Spark & Working with Oppositional, Defiant and Disruptive Children & Adolescents in the Classroom

Workshop #13 & 15

Presented by Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., R. Psych

Live Streaming on November 27, 2024


6 Hours | Pre-approved for CEU’s


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This workshop is part of The Vancouver Conference on Behavioural, Developmental & Emotional Challenges with Children & Adolescents

This workshop will be live streaming to online participants on November 27, 2024 from 8:30am – 4:00pm (Vancouver, BC)
Please adjust your start time according to your specific time zone. 

Recorded footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until December 28, 2024. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances.
Please allow 5 – 7 business days after the course airs for recorded footage to become available.

Registration will close on November 24, 2024. 

WORKSHOP #13: Igniting the Spark: Strategies for Motivating the Disengaged Student | PRESENTED BY Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., R. Psych

Are you ready to ignite the flames of student engagement and unleash the untapped potential of every learner?

Concerns over students meeting academic milestones are paramount in educational settings, often linked to issues of disengagement and lack of motivation. Disengagement has become an alarming challenge, especially since the impact of COVID-19. Since most kids lose their intrinsic motivation for learning in early elementary, we need to know how to break the barriers to engagement together and revolutionize the way we approach student motivation.

Learn how to inspire students to achieve their full potential while transforming the educational experience into a journey of discovery and achievement.

WORKSHOP #15: Working with Oppositional, Defiant and Disruptive Children & Adolescents in the Classroom | PRESENTED BY Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., R. Psych

In today’s complex world, most children and adolescents experience ups and downs and engage in challenging behaviours from time to time. However, these behavioural become problematic when they occur frequently and begin to impair daily functioning. The prevalence of emotional and behavioural issues in young individuals has surged, often without adequate support, leading to potential long-term consequences for their well-being and development.

Early intervention and treatment are crucial to support the social, emotional, and behavioural wellbeing of children and adolescents and reduce future risks. However, many are unsure how to provide effective help, particularly in the heat of the moment.

Are you ready to make a profound difference in the lives of children and adolescents facing intense behavioural challenges? This dynamic workshop is a must for anyone seeking effective strategies to understand, prevent, and respond to oppositional, defiant, and disruptive behaviours.

Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills needed to transform challenging behaviours into opportunities for growth and success. Establish a solid foundation for addressing these behaviours effectively with practical strategies and interventions. Even more importantly, learn how to guide children and adolescents toward positive choices while promoting their resilience and emotional well-being.

Don’t miss this opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of children and adolescents facing oppositional, defiant, and disruptive challenges. Join us for this comprehensive workshop and be the change they need.

WORKSHOP #13: Igniting the Spark: Strategies for Motivating the Disengaged Student | PRESENTED BY Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., R. Psych

  • Identify and understand the key factors contributing to student disengagement
  • Learn practical strategies that enhance student motivation and engagement in the classroom.
  • Identify and overcome emotional barriers to learning
  • Effectively use inspirational teaching techniques to spark interest and learning
  • Design a learning environment that encourage risk-taking and support students in taking active roles in their own educational journeys.

WORKSHOP #15: Working with Oppositional, Defiant and Disruptive Children & Adolescents in the Classroom | PRESENTED BY Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., R. Psych

  • Understand the adaptive function of behaviours and the role of emotions.
  • Recognize the limitations of traditional strategies and reframe oppositional and defiant behaviours.
  • Identify contributing factors, including the impact of stress, in behaviour development.
  • Explain trauma-informed approaches in addressing behaviours.
  • Establish a foundation for supporting self-regulation.
  • Develop nonviolent, responsive communication skills as effective emotion coaches.
  • Strengthen emotional intelligence, resilience, flexibility, and conflict management skills.
  • Understand the basic psychological functions and needs behind behaviour.
  • Discuss the significance of motivational schemes and setting events.
  • Implement proactive and reactive strategies for effective behavioural management.
  • Manage the cycle of escalation and respond effectively to crises.
  • Promote prosocial emotions and social success.

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants, School Counsellors, Behaviour Specialists, Rehabilitation Consultants, Geriatric Specialists, and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., R. Psych, is a Psychologist. Mother. International Speaker. Yoda of Anxiety. Neurodivergent Superhero. Changer of Lives. She is a dynamic force in the field of psychology, dedicating nearly three decades to transforming the lives of children, teens, and their families. With a dedicated commitment to fostering deep connections, instilling unwavering confidence, igniting motivation, and building resilience in the face of challenges, Dr. Buzanko’s mission is clear: to ensure that every child and teenager receive the understanding and support they deserve.

Renowned for her expertise in the assessment and support of anxiety, ADHD, ASD, learning, and behavioural challenges, Dr. Buzanko stands as a trusted ally, advocate, and go-to authority. Dr. Buzanko’s research pursuits delve into the realms of resilience and growth, directly informing her clinical approach and resulting in innovative training programs and workshops that have transformed the practices of countless educators, caregivers, allied mental health professionals, and medical doctors.

Dr. Caroline Buzanko is a captivating speaker and anyone who attends her workshops can expect to be enlightened, inspired, and equipped with practical strategies to empower the children and teens they work with. Together, let’s create a world where every child thrives and embraces their full potential.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual 1 Day Enrollment$269.00N/A
Individual 2 Day Enrollment$469.00N/A
Individual 3 Day Enrollment$669.00N/A
Full-Time Student$609.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

Fees are per person, seat sharing is not allowed. Please respect this policy, failure to comply will result in termination of access without a refund. For group rates please contact webinars@jackhirose.com


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    The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved continuing education credits