Preparing for Life: Managing Overwhelming Emotions and Teaching Key Life Skills

General Information

Title: Preparing for Life: Managing Overwhelming Emotions and Teaching Key Life Skills

Presenter: Jed Baker, Ph.D.

Date: Sunday, April 30, 2023 9:00 AM--4:00 PM ET

Fee: $315 (Earlybird discount until 3/1 $250)

Venue: Online Webinar

Includes full technical support, handouts, and CE credits.

Preparing for Life: Managing Overwhelming Emotions and Teaching Key Life Skills

Description

: Individuals with social-behavioral challenges and/or ASD often present with difficulty regulating their feelings and interacting socially. The first part of this workshop outlines predictors of better outcome and how to maximize motivation and engagement of students.  The second part discusses the pitfalls of a traditional escalating disciplinary model and the need to understand why students are having behavioral challenges. The focus is on both soothing moments of dysregulation, de-escalating meltdowns, and problem solving repeat problems. This problem solving involves identifying triggers to overwhelming frustration and anxiety, and designing effective behavior plans for each of those triggers. The third part of the presentation details strategies to teach social skills, how to generalize skills into the natural setting and increase acceptance and tolerance from peers. Information will be imparted though lecture, interactive exercises, and video clips.

Instructor

Jed Baker, Ph.D. is the director of the Social Skills Training Project, an organization serving individuals with autism and social communication problems.  He writes, lectures, and provides training internationally on the topic of social skills training and managing challenging behaviors.  He is an award winning author of 8 books, including Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Aspergers Syndrome and Social Communication Problems; Preparing for Life: The Complete Handbook for the Transition to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome; The Social Skills Picture Book; The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond; No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior; No More Victims: Protecting those with Autism from Cyber Bullying, Internet Predators & Scams; Overcoming Anxiety in Children and Teens; and School Shadow Guidelines. His work has also been featured on ABC World News, Nightline, the CBS Early Show, and the Discovery Health Channel.  

Preparing for Life: Managing Overwhelming Emotions and Teaching Key Life Skills

Objectives

  1. 1. List predictors of successful outcomes and ways to promote active engagement by students.
  2. 2. Understand how best to think about challenging behaviors to insure better outcomes.
  3. 3. Learn strategies to deal effectively with anxiety and frustration; both to deescalate and prevent meltdowns.
  4. 4. Identify ways to motivate verbal and non-verbal individuals to want to socialize.
  5. 5. Learn how to choose effective strategies for teaching and generalizing skills.
  6. 6. Create programs for typical peers to accept individuals with disabilities, reduce bullying and model positive behaviors.

Application Deadline

April 28, 2023 or until all training spaces are filled, whichever comes first.

Notification of Acceptance

Applicants will be notified, via email, of acceptance when registration is complete and payment is received.

Refund/Cancellation Policy 

Tuition/registration payments are refundable (minus $25) until March 30, 2023.  Cancellations after this date are non-refundable. In this situation, we will attempt to find someone to take your slot (based on our waiting list).

Accessibility

Conference is via webinar. For live options, there will be handicap accessibility.

Course level

Introductory

Level of clinician 

Introductory

Accessibility

If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification

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CE Information

Continuing Education Credit is granted through Nefesh International for the following professions: Psychologists, Social workers, Mental Health Counselors, and LMFTs. It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.NEFESH International, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0116.NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Mental Health Counselor #MHC-0082NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0048.This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and Neuhoff Psychological Consulting . NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International, maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

References

Satisfactory Completion:

Participants must have paid the tuition fee, signed in or logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (for pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% is required.) Failure to sign/log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available electronically after satisfactory course completion. A link will be provided for those who have completed the training.

 

Preparing for Life: Managing Overwhelming Emotions and Teaching Key Life Skills

Schedule

April 30th 
Part 1

Predictors of successful outcomes in those with special needs

  • Building self-awareness
  • Promoting motivation and active engagement
  • Collaborative problem solving
Part 2

Understanding of challenging behaviors precedes effective intervention

  • Fear as the most common feeling behind oppositional/defiant behaviors in individuals with ASD, ADHD, Bipolar and multiple learning disabilities
  • How caregivers can first manage their own anxiety before dealing with their kid’s behaviors
  • Developing the right attitude to address challenging behaviors: Research on hope and attributional style of teachers and parents
Part 3

Managing and preventing challenging behaviors:

  • Crisis management: De-escalating meltdowns though distraction/soothing
  • Identifying the 7 common triggers to frustration and anxiety
  • Creating prevention plans for each of the 7 common triggers

Anxiety management

Part 4
  • Why most social skills programs fail! Six key Components of Social Skills Training

    • One size does not fit all: Prioritizing relevant skill goals
    • Knowing what to do does not mean one will do it: Establishing motivation to use skills
    • Skill acquisition: strategies to teach skills based on language ability
    • Generalization strategies: prompting skills in real settings
    • Having skills does not insure peer acceptance: Creating accepting peer environments
    • Measuring progress
    • Q and A

Preparing for Life: Managing Overwhelming Emotions and Teaching Key Life Skills

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