Conversations with Dr. Tony: How can we work with children using the Polyvagal Theory?

When: Wednesday, December 15 - 2:00 PM

Duration: 1 hours

Location: Zoom

Event Details:

Children are often dysregulated and require connection to feel safe and grounded.
In this “Conversations with Dr. Tony,” we will speak with Dr. Mona Delahooke, a psychologist with many years of experience caring for children and their families, about how many of our current approaches are outdated because they were developed well before the “decade of the brain” provided a wealth of knowledge about how humans develop psychological resilience and how to apply this knowledge to behaviorally challenged and neurodivergent children.
This conversation is also designed to invite attendees to ask questions as well as share what they have done to best support the neurobiology and attunement with children and families.
Please join our conversation with Dr. Mona Delahooke, a distinguished scholar in the field of psychology, to learn about working with children and families through the lens of the polyvagal theory which focuses on their neurobiology and resilience.


About the Presenter:

Mona Delahooke, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 30 years of experience caring for children and their families. She is a senior faculty member of the Profectum Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting families of neurodiverse children, adolescents and adults. She is a trainer for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.
Dr. Delahooke is a member of the American Psychological Association and holds the highest level of endorsement in the field of infant and toddler mental health in California, as a Reflective Practice Mentor (RPM). She is a frequent speaker, trainer, and consultant to parents, organizations, schools, and public agencies. Dr. Delahooke has dedicated her career to promoting compassionate, relationship-based, neurodevelopmental interventions for children with developmental, behavioral, emotional, and learning differences. She is the author of Beyond Behaviors and the upcoming book, Brain-Body Parenting

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Wed, Jan 12 2022

Learning How Feelings Speak Through The Nervous System, Through Behavior

Location: Zoom


This training will introduce a new approach to solving children’s behavioral challenges, focusing on building a child’s foundation for emotional and behavioral control and moving beyond paradigms that focus on compliance and surface behaviors. By using the wisdom of the Polyvagal Theory and the Theory of Constructed Emotions, this training will provide childhood providers across disciplines tools and techniques to help reduce behavioral challenges and promote psychological resilience and satisfying, secure relationships.