The primary objective of these education-based services is to provide a range of topics and tools that will help enrich family life by improving communication, increasing positive behaviors, and ultimately enhance the overall quality of parent-child relationships. All Behavior Compass© workshops emphasize research-based strategies designed to encourage individuals and families to navigate their own self-care solutions with improved confidence for years to come.
Parenting for Success! Improving Behaviors Using a Proactive Mindful Model
This signature course developed by Dr. Patterson is a 2-part series providing a deep look at the fundamental scientific principles for understanding and changing difficult behaviors at the earliest possible stages. The discussion integrates key components of Mindful awareness as a crucial tool to guide the behavior change process. Participants will learn practical and proven strategies that can be applied immediately to increase the behaviors you WANT to see. This course is a recommended prerequisite for "Introduction to Functional Behavior Assessment," as well as for families interested in Parent Coaching services.
Session 1: "Where are these behaviors coming from?!?" - Deconstructing the building blocks of behaviors
Section 2: "If I could just get my child to LISTEN!" - Reconstructing the behavioral building blocks for success
"Why Does My Child INSIST On Pushing My Buttons?" - Developing Tailored Intervention Plans Using the Functional Assessment Model
It is important to understand why “one-size-fits-all” approaches to dealing with difficult behaviors are often ineffective. This course provides a model for defining specific behavior patterns in order to strategically guide positive change. Discussions include the importance of asking "why does my child continue to behave this way” and “what is it about this behavior that is working for him/her?” By learning to ask and answer these questions using objective data, parents are better prepared to develop more effective intervention plans tailored to the child’s specific behaviors and needs. A step by step problem-solving model is provided for parents to practice and begin using regularly at home.
Healer Heal Thyself: Stress Awareness and Management Strategies for Parents and Caregivers
Even under the best of circumstances, the rewards of parenting are attached to frequent stress. From busy schedules to juggling our countless responsibilities, these events impact the quality of interactions and relationships. This 90-120 minute workshop will discuss the role of stress in our relationships, how it impacts our ability to be at our best, and how self-care interacts with the behavior patterns of our children. The material will identify practical take-home strategies for mindfully managing personal stress as an important step in making time with children less stressful and more enjoyable.
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Is there a target age range?
While some of the Behavior Compass© discussions may be tailored for parents with children ages 3 to 12 years old, much of the information can also be applied with equal relevance to behaviors throughout adolescence and even into adulthood! Please let us know if there is a particular age range that you are interested in having Dr. Patterson address and he can adjust the content accordingly.
What is the basic course structure?
Course sessions are typically 90-120 minutes in duration, though time frames may vary depending on the topic, group size, etc.
How much do the different courses cost?
Fees vary depending on the course. Please visit our Rates page for the most up-to-date course fees.
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