Strength-Based Strategies for Managing Challenging Behaviors

Strength-Based Strategies for Managing Challenging Behaviors

Friday, October 27, 2017

9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Registration: 8:30am 


Led by Jacquelyn Christensen, Ph.D.

About the Course: This beginning level training will help participants differentiate developmentally typical and atypical behaviors in young children, with a focus on children 2-5 years in home and classroom settings.

Didactic lecture, group discussion, and interactive activities will be used to help participants recognize meaning behind behaviors, identify triggers, and develop strategies for intervening with young children using strength-based behavioral and “bottom-up” approaches. Additionally, strategies for discussing behaviors with caregivers and assisting in family implementation of intervention strategies will be reviewed. This workshop counts toward knowledge domain training hours required for those seeking CA IFECMH endorsement.



Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic

3787 S. Vermont Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90007


*$15 Off-site parking-cash*

**Lunch on your own; Only light refreshments provided**



Standard Registration Fee: $110

Early-Bird Registration $99 (ends 9/29/2017)  

Continuing Education: $15

Completion of this course entitles you to:

  • 6 CE Credits available for Psychologists, LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, LEP

Call or Email Quint Paige, LMFT, RPT-S for special accomodations or registration questions:

Phone: (323) 373-2400 ext. 2127
Fax: (323) 334-2261


Learning Objectives:
As a result of this beginning level training, participants will be able to...

  1. Distinguish between normal challenges in development versus signs of mental health issues.
  2. Describe the influence of culture on children’s development and behavior, their relationships with others, and our interpretations of their behavior.
  3. Identify goals for change in our own behavior that support child development and pro-social behavior.
  4. Identify and implement strategies for promoting positive behaviors in children, especially through focusing on the needs of the child.
  5. Utilize strategies for managing challenging behaviors in children while attending to their individual differences.