There is Always a Reason for the Behavior: Sensory or Behavior? #12-12

  • 10/26/2012
  • 10/27/2012
  • Care Conference Center
  • 1026 Cromwell Bridge Road
  • Baltimore
  • MD
  • 21286
  • $449.00
  • $429.00
  • $429.00
  • $399.00
  • 10/5/2012
  • Assistants, COTA, Counselors or Therapists, Early Intervention Specialists, OT, Parent, Psychologist, PT, PTA, SLP, Social Worker, Spec Ed, Special Education Monitor, Teacher

There is Always a Reason for the Behavior:  Is It Sensory or is it Behavior?
October 26 & 27, 2012   •   Baltimore, MD

Clinicians consulting with teachers and families are increasingly challenged by students with complex behavioral issues. As a result, therapists desire discriminating skills and tools to identify the basis of these complexities. Is the behavior a result of neuropsychological limitations in sensory processing or a manifestation of social and emotional experiences? Traditionally, models of intervention have isolated these two features, as separate contributions of functional performance, which, when viewed holistically, are integrated and overlapping aspects of human behavior.
     This workshop will provide an understanding of the integrated neurobiology of sensory processing and emotional/behavioral problems resulting in “challenging behavior”. Through lecture, problem solving labs, and videotape analysis, you will learn where on the integrated sensory-emotional continuum, sensation and mental health concerns entwine. This understanding, in turn, will allow for easier treatment planning. Treatment strategies will be specific to the home and school environment based upon active analysis of identified behavioral concerns.
     The workshop is based upon cutting edge research bridging translational research from the fields of neuro-science, occupational therapy, psychology and trauma psychiatry.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
•   Describe the neurobiology of challenging behavior
•   Distinguish between sensory, emotional and cognitive components of behavior
•   Analyze various overlapping contributions to behavior problems
•   Integrate theories of intervention into a holistic approach to complex behaviors
•   Develop treatment techniques, relationship-building tools and dialoguing skills with complex students and their caregivers.

Agenda: 15 hours/1.5 CEUs
Pre-Reading (one hour) The Neurobiology of Challenging Behavior and Quiz
Day One
There will be a one hour lunch break and a 15 minute break each morning and each afternoon.
  8:00                  Sign in and continental breakfast
  8:30 – 10:15   It’s All the Same Buckets of Chemical:  Arousal Theory
10:30 – Noon    Sensory Contributions to Challenging Behavior   
  1:00 –   3:00   Trauma, Sensory Processing and Defiant Behavior
  3:15 –   5:00   Attachment Theory and Sensory Processing   
Day Two
  8:00    Sign in and continental breakfast       
  8:30 - 10:15     Self-Regulation and Behavioral and Attachment Intervention
10:30 – Noon    Co-Regulating Arousal with Sensory Strategies
  1:00 –   3:00     Sensory Strategies Continued
  3:00 –   5:00    Dialoguing with Complex Clients

Kim Barthel, BMR, OTR, is an author, consultant, occupational therapist, and owner of Labyrinth Journeys. Kim is a Neuro-Developmental Treatment -- OT Instructor and a teacher of Sensory Integration Therapy, with post-graduate study in neuro-sciences and a range of complementary healing practices.
     Having authored the pediatric textbook, Evidence and Art: Merging Forces in Pediatric Therapy, Kim proficiently blends and bridges the most up-to-date science of connection and attachment theory with the intuitive aspect of the therapeutic process. Kim's recent professional challenges include team strategy facilitation for acute pediatric/adolescent mental health cases and creating sustainable care strategies in a wide variety of cultures throughout the world.

What Therapists Say About This Course
•   “Excellent course! Kim is a fantastic instructor. I always learn so much at her courses and come away very inspired.”
•   “Thank you for sharing your passion   it oozes out of you!”
•   “You made a deep impression on me and the way I will think about working with children.”

Who Should Attend
OTs, PTs and Assistants

15 hours/1.5 CEUs
Applications for approval have been submitted to the Maryland and Ohio PT and OT Boards, along with the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia PT Boards. Care Resources is an approved provider of the New York and North Carolina PT Boards.  Virginia PT and OT Boards and the North Carolina PT Board accept board approvals from any other state.

What to Bring/Wear
Feel free to wear comfortable clothes for this course.
General Information including discounts, policies and cancellation fees

Care Conference Center, 1026 Cromwell Bridge Road, Baltimore, MD 21286, 410-583-2490. Free parking immediately adjacent to the building. Enter conference center at the rear of the building. Call 410-583-1515 for last minute directions on the morning of the course

Please check with Care Resources before making airline reservations. Care Resources cannot be responsible for non-course fee charges incurred by participants due to course cancellation.

The Sheraton Hotel, 903 Dulaney Valley Road., Baltimore, MD 21204
Just 1-1/2 miles from the Care Conference Center across the street from the Towsontown Center with an over-street walkway to the Mall. Ask for the ResCare rate of $109.00. 

Best Western Plus Towson Hotel and Suites, 1110 Cromwell Bridge Road, Baltimore, MD 21286
One block (walking distance) from the Care Conference Center. Ask for the Care Resources rate of $89.00

The Comfort Inn, 8801 Loch Raven Blvd, Towson, MD 21286
Approximately 1/2 miles from the Care Conference Center. Rates starting at $65.00