Over 30 Proven and Effective Brief Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioural Problems

New! Filmed Spring 2020

Presented by Steven T. Olivas, Ph.D., HSP

On-Demand | Available Now


6 Hours |  Pre-approved for 6 CEUs


This On Demand course and will be available immediately after purchase. Participants can watch, pause, and re-watch the sessions at their convenience.

All course content (quiz, certificate, videos) will be available until April 1, 2021. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances. 

Registration will close on March 1, 2021. 

Over 30 Proven and Effective Brief Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioural Problems will guide you through focused, clear and proven approaches to working with children and youth. Every professional who seeks to fill their toolbox with tested methods will leave this seminar with a wealth of fresh ideas and rejuvenated spirits. With nearly 30 years of clinical experience and a background in improvisational comedy, Dr. Steve is a strong proponent of “Edu-tainment”. He uses wit and humour to enhance your learning experience, improving the retention and utilization of the skills covered. You will leave this workshop with new strategies for success and techniques to revitalize your interactions with students.

Online Course Format

  • Presented by Steven T. Olivas, Ph.D., HSP
  • 2 hours per session, 3 sessions
  • Available on-demand
  • Each session will consist of 2 hours of teaching content
  • Non-Interactive – registrants will have access to lectures, PowerPoint presentation, demonstrations, video clips, and experiential exercises.

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduce speaker
    2. Daily agenda
    3. Defining Terms/Seminar Warm-ups
  2. Problem Solving Decision Tree
  3. Immediate Interventions: Physiological
    1. Neuropsychology
    2. Hormones
    3. Gender/Relationship to School
    4. Diagnosis/Terminology Primer
    5. Medication Primer
  4. Tools to Manage Anger
    1. Identify GOAL of misbehaviour
    2. Creating Common Language
    3. Expand Emotional Awareness/Vocabulary
    4. Standing 8 Count
      1. Small Scale
      2. Larger Scale
    5. Tom McIntyre
      1. Why/You
      2. Emotional Distance/Life Lessons
    6. Empathy Building:
      1. Taking On Another’s Point-of-View (POV)
        • Alternative School Setting
        • Mainstream School Setting
    7. Time-In/Restitution
  5. General Mental Health
    1. Physical Health
      1. Diet/Exercise
      2. Sleep
    2. Mental Health
      1. Journaling
        • Story telling
        • Drawing/art
        • Video diary/journal
      2. Privacy/Security
  6. Siphoning Energy/Counterconditioning:
    1. Settle Mind
      1. Self-talk
      2. Cognitive Reprogramming
      3. Mental Imagery/Visualization
    2. Settle Body
      1. Progressive Muscle
      2. Parasympathetic Engagement
  7. Rudolf Dreikurs’ Model
    1. Reasons for poor behaviour
      1. Attention
      2. Power
      3. Revenge
      4. Inadequacy
    2. Strategies to deal with each/either
  8. Positive Reinforcement/Stabilization
    1. Home: Listening Jar
    2. School
      1. Token Economies
        • Set-up
          1. Greet at door
          2. Functionalize behaviour
        • Examples
          1. For older kids
          2. Addressing failure
      2. Response Cost
        • Small-scale (big ticket items)
        • Larger Scale (day-to-day)
        • Addressing Failure
  9. Hendrix Intentional Dialogue
  10. ADHD/ADD
    1. Noise to the system
    2. Anticipation
    3. Games with rules
    4. Red light/Green light
  11. Autism Spectrum
    1. Read & React
    2. Rules of Engagement
    3. Building a Broader Structure
    4. Temple Grandin
      1. Swaddle/Diffuse Pressure
      2. Sensory Deprivation Area
  12. Jay Haley – Prescribe the Symptom
    1. Classroom Examples
    2. Separate Behaviour from application
  13. Passive Aggressive Behaviour
    1. Definition
    2. Expressions/Signs
    3. Strategies for Handling/Responding
  14. Ways Teachers can reinforce negative behaviour
  15. Handling Aggressive behaviour by co-workers/At work
  1. Utilize effective techniques for the treatment of behaviour disorders in children
  2. Develop specific behavioural interventions that address the developmental stage of the child or adolescent
  3. Consider the efficacy of biologically-based interventions to address behavioural and emotional disorders in children
  4. Explore clinical manifestations among anxiety disorders, ADHD, mood disorders, ODD, and conduct disorder as they relate to diagnoses
  5. Develop skills for establishing an interpersonal rapport to overcome resistance to change in children and adolescents
  6. Analyze the symptoms of behavioural and emotional disorders in children and adolescents and establish how this informs your intervention strategies

Education and Clinical Professionals: K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors/Psychologists, Learning Assistance/ Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers. All other professionals who support students including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers, and Early Childhood Educators.

Parents, Caregiver, Foster Parents, Grandparents, and Extended Family raising a child.

Steven T. Olivas, Ph.D., HSP, is a Licensed Psychologist in Private Practice in Middle Tennessee. He began his practice career in 1991 when ADHD was exploding onto the scene, and has enjoyed working with the energy and spontaneous creativity of children ever since. Throughout his career, he has taught courses at nine colleges and universities, been a national public speaker, a regular columnist for a local newspaper, and co-host of a popular radio show. He is also the author of the acclaimed book, Bad Kids… or Bad Behaviour? For nearly twenty years, he has been helping parents, clinicians, and school systems.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment$249.00N/A
Full-Time Student$199.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

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