Presentation on theme: "PRESENTER: DR.KATHRYN LAPOINTE, PHD, LPC"— Presentation transcript:
1 WHAT TO DO WITH THE THINGS KIDS DO: UNDERSTANDING THEIR STRESS AND YOURS
2PRESENTER: 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.
3ORDER OF PRESENTATION Goal of Behaviors Behavior Identification Understanding WhyStrategiesSigns of Distress, More Complex StressChildhood DisordersHidden DisordersMood Disorders: Bipolar-DepressedADHD: Bipolar ManicAnxiety Disorders: PTSDObsessive Compulsive DisordersMaking Effective Referrals
4GOAL OF BEHAVIORSAttentionPowerRevengeHelplessness
5Behavior IDENTIFICATION All behavior is goal directedThe Goal is the ReasonThe Reason is the WHY!Intentions are determined by the results achieved
6The best way to help our children: Understanding why
7Childs Misguided Behavioral Goal You feel…Child may feel…AttentionAnnoyed, IrritatedUnattendedPowerproving who is boss or winning the fightPowerlessRevengehurt, disappointed, shockedwronged, hurt, treated unfairlyHelplesshelpless or like you don’t know what to doHopeless, incapable, unmotivated
8The best way to help our children: STRATEGIESThe best way to help our children:Understanding why
9Attention Power Revenge Helpless Childs Misguided Behavioral GoalYou feelChild may feelStrategyAttentionAnnoyed, IrritatedUnattendedEye contact, Instruction, Participation, CoachingCatch them in the act of being good. And do it often!!!!Powerproving who is boss or winning the fightPowerless, small, unimportantOffer Limited, acceptable choices, firm rules, an escape routeThere is only one winner and the other the loser. Develop the skill at creating win-win situations.Revengehurt, disappointed, shockedwronged, hurt, treated unfairlyreflective listening.and acknowledge the hurt, even if it is perceived hurtDo not retaliate or threaten. Get some help from another adultHelplesshelpless or like you don’t know what to doHopeless, incapable, unmotivatedEncourage, Teach, Acknowledge, Partner in the activity.Acknowledge the effort or attention paid toward the desired activity without completing the project by yourself.
10SIGNS OF DISTRESS, MORE COMPLEX STRESS Hyper vigilanceAggressive behaviorsEscalating behaviorsPoor social interactionsChronic impulsivityDefianceStealing, lyingRepetitive behaviorsexcessive concernsAbsence of childhood happiness
1115 MINUTE BREAKAfter The Break:CHILDHOOD DISORDERS
12WINNIE THE POOH HIDDEN DISORDER Undoubtedly the world’s most loved and revered bear.Love for honey (hunny) is endless
13MOOD DISORDERS BIPOLAR- DEPRESSED EEYOREEeyore 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 friendsOften says “Thanks for noticin’ me” and “Oh, well”.
14TIGGER 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 eyesHe takes a lot of pleasure in being able to “unbounce” some of the other animals in the 100 Acre Wood.
15ANXIETY DISORDERS PTSD PIGLETVery 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!
16OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDERS RABBITPushy 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.
17MAKING EFFECTIVE REFERRALS Home, school, or office based therapy services for children, teens, adults, couples,and families.~Medicaid accepted~Building the Bridge of Hope for Youth and Their FamiliesCounseling GroupKinghaven9100 Southwest Freeway, Suite 100Houston, TXPhone:Web:Fax:
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