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PRESENTER: DR.KATHRYN LAPOINTE, PHD, LPC Dr. LaPointe is the Clinical Director of Kinghaven Counseling Group, Inc. She received her doctorate degree in.

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2 PRESENTER: DR.KATHRYN LAPOINTE, PHD, LPC Dr. LaPointe is the Clinical Director of Kinghaven Counseling Group, Inc. She received her doctorate degree in Psychology and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. She has over thirty years of experience in the Human Services field working with dependency and family issues, delinquency, addictions and trauma related counseling. She also has conducted Community Education and professional seminars. In her position as Clinical Director at Kinghaven Counseling Group, she leads a team of 40 Counselors and Psychologists providing comprehensive assessment and treatment to children, teens and adults.

3 ORDER OF PRESENTATION Goal of Behaviors Behavior Identification Understanding Why Strategies Signs of Distress, More Complex Stress Childhood Disorders Hidden Disorders Mood Disorders: Bipolar-Depressed ADHD: Bipolar Manic Anxiety Disorders: PTSD Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Making Effective Referrals

4 GOAL OF BEHAVIORS Attention Power Revenge Helplessness

5 Behavior IDENTIFICATION All behavior is goal directed The Goal is the Reason The Reason is the WHY! Intentions are determined by the results achieved

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7 Childs Misguided Behavioral Goal You feel…Child may feel… AttentionAnnoyed, IrritatedUnattended Power proving who is boss or winning the fight Powerless Revengehurt, disappointed, shockedwronged, hurt, treated unfairly Helplesshelpless or like you don’t know what to do Hopeless, incapable, unmotivated

8 The best way to help our children: Understanding why

9 Childs Misguided Behavioral Goal You feel Child may feel Strategy Attention Annoyed, IrritatedUnattended Eye contact, Instruction, Participation, Coaching Catch them in the act of being good. And do it often!!!! Power proving who is boss or winning the fight Powerless, small, unimportant Offer Limited, acceptable choices, firm rules, an escape route There is only one winner and the other the loser. Develop the skill at creating win-win situations. Revenge hurt, disappointed, shocked wronged, hurt, treated unfairly reflective listening. and acknowledge the hurt, even if it is perceived hurt Do not retaliate or threaten. Get some help from another adult Helpless helpless or like you don’t know what to do Hopeless, incapable, unmotivated Encourage, Teach, Acknowledge, Partner in the activity. Acknowledge the effort or attention paid toward the desired activity without completing the project by yourself.

10 SIGNS OF DISTRESS, MORE COMPLEX STRESS Hyper vigilance Aggressive behaviors Escalating behaviors Poor social interactions Chronic impulsivity Defiance Stealing, lying Repetitive behaviors excessive concerns Absence of childhood happiness

11 15 MINUTE BREAK

12 HIDDEN DISORDER Undoubtedly the world’s most loved and revered bear. Love for honey (hunny) is endless WINNIE THE POOH

13 MOOD DISORDERS BIPOLAR- DEPRESSED Eeyore is a donkey length. His appearance is highlighted by a small light pink bow on his tail. Intelligent animal but tends to keep to himself. Extremely gloomy donkey and has a very bad habit of losing his tail! Mostly he tends to depend on his friends Often says “Thanks for noticin’ me” and “Oh, well”. EEYORE

14 ADHD BIPOLAR-MANIC Very Bouncy Animal and resembles a tiger. Aways in an electrifying & exuberant mood and loves to bounce, bounce and bounce. Easily recognizable by the black & orange stripes, a springy tail, and a long chin, beady eyes He takes a lot of pleasure in being able to “unbounce” some of the other animals in the 100 Acre Wood. TIGGER

15 ANXIETY DISORDERS PTSD Very brave animal as supposed to his diminutive size and frame of a timid pink pig. Quite fond of bright colors and especially balloons, and he even likes blowing dandelions. First thing that Piglet utters when he gets up in the morning is “I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?”. Piglet is a BOY! PIGLET

16 OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDERS Pushy and takes and takes himself rather seriously. Quite certain about the important things in his life. likes organizing a plan and to leading group events, even if nothing gets done. Unhappy if anyone disturbs or interrupts him while he is engaged in any kind of activity, He doesn’t like being bounced either. Makes it a point to avoid Pooh during lunch time. RABBIT

17 Phone: 713-457-4372 E-mail: info@kinghavencounseling.com Web: www.kinghavencounseling.com Fax: 713-457-0945 MAKING EFFECTIVE REFERRALS 9100 Southwest Freeway, Suite 100 Houston, TX 77074 Building the Bridge of Hope for Youth and Their Families Home, school, or office based therapy services for children, teens, adults, couples, and families. ~ Medicaid accepted~

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