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Over 75 Quick, On-The-Spot Techniques for Children with Emotional and Behavior Problems
Over 75 Quick, On-The-Spot Techniques for Children with Emotional and Behavior Problems


When:  Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

It’s guaranteed -- after attending this seminar, your mind will be overflowing with new ways to approach children with behavior problems, emotional disturbance, and limited social skills.

Jennifer Wilke-Deaton will inspire you with new energy with her hands-on-approaches and more than 75 easily applied interventions, activities, and strategies, to quickly make progress with children and adolescents with behavior problems.

You will learn how to have quick success with your clients and their families through real-life case studies, video clips, client-friendly worksheets, and step-by-step directions for every intervention. Jen’s passion, caring, humor, and time-tested, real approaches from the trenches will leave you feeling empowered and prepared to be effective treating the top childhood disorders.

  1. Summarize more than 75 quick interventions for anger, depression, anxiety, ADHD and Asperger’s Syndrome.
  2. Utilize strategies to develop life-skills for a wide variety of emotional disturbances and behavioral problems.
  3. Discuss ways to empower youth to grow and develop with healthy coping mechanisms.
  4. Explain how to manage childhood impulsivity, disengagement and poor self-esteem.
  5. Develop trust and motivation, while avoiding the pitfalls of power struggles and disengagement.
  6. Describe how to develop “whole brain” functioning for children with verbal processing and auditory learning issues.


Jennifer Wilke-Deaton, M.A., L.P.A., is a licensed behavioral health therapist working in a private practice setting in Richmond, KY. Jen has more than 20 years of experience working with crisis management, psychological testing, inpatient/outpatient treatment, groups, families, and the court system. A tireless and passionate advocate for children and families, she developed a parent training program recognized by the Governor’s Commission for the Treatment of Children & Families and Kentucky’s Child Protective Services. Jen helped create a regional children’s crisis stabilization unit, children’s advocacy center, and an intensive after-school program for behaviorally-challenged youth. She has published numerous books and media products, including Parenting Better Children: an 8 Week Skills Training Guide to Reach, Teach & Empower (PESI, 2014), Awareness in Focus: Modern Guided Imagery Techniques for Immediate Practice (CD Baby, 2016), Awareness in Focus By Kids For Kids: Modern Guided Imagery Activities for Immediate Practice, (CD Baby, 2013), and The Mandala Workbook: Activities Across the Lifespan (Media Integrated Applied Psychology, 2013).

In addition to delivering her nationally recognized training programs for PESI and keynote presentations, Jen regularly speaks on mental health issues and child abuse for Morehead State University, Eastern Kentucky University, and National Public Radio; as well as psychological evaluations for the Department of Disability Determinations and the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. Jennifer consults regularly for private/state foster care organizations, social services, schools, psychiatric hospitals, Head Start programs, in-home therapy programs, disability determinations, and case management services. Her specialties are in the areas of child abuse, PTSD, DBT, behavioral disorders, anxiety, autistic spectrum, and attachment. Jen shares time-tested, real approaches from the trenches, using humor, energy and passion for an engaging and effortless day of practical learning.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jennifer Wilke-Deaton has an employment relationship with Hundley Psychological Services. She has developed audio products for Media Integrated Applied Psychology, LLC. and receives royalties. She is an author for Premier Publishing and Media and receives royalties. She is a compensated speaker for Morehead State University, Eastern Kentucky University, and National Public Radio. She receives a speaking honorarium for PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Jennifer Wilke-Deaton has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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