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MAIER PD: Teaching Emotional Regulation Skills
November 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm| $35
Teaching Emotional Regulation Skills to Children
Speaker: Terese Dana, M.S., BCBA
Sessions begin at 9am and end by 3:30pm. Sign-in begins at 8:30am. Lunch is the responsibility of participants.
Thomas College, Waterville
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To successfully respond to life’s everyday social interactions, children need to be able to regulate their emotions. In this workshop, specific behavior management techniques that focus on prevention, problem solving, and defusing emotionally charged situations will be introduced. Easy to implement, evidenced-based methods will be discussed and practiced. Participants will learn how to incorporate a categorization system that uses visuals as supplementary cues and prompts to increase self-regulation. Each participant will receive a set of visuals to carry over strategies learned during the workshop.
Contact hours are awarded upon completion of the workshop. CEUs (.6) are available with a $20 processing fee.
Speaker Bio: Terese Dana, M.S., BCBA, received her master’s degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Southern Maine. She has been working with students since 1988, focusing on the acquisition of social and emotional-regulation skills. Ms. Dana has produced a social skills, video modeling series that includes the titles; Fitting In and Having Fun, Moving on to Middle School, Confident and In Control and High School Life: Unspoken Expectations. She has also created File Factor Emotional Empowerment System. This tool uses visuals to teach children how to respond effectively in emotionally charged situations. Her materials are distributed worldwide. Ms. Dana was the founding board president of the Laura Foundation, and is currently the program designer and behavioral consultant for the Laura Adaptive Recreation Center in Madison, NH. She has been lecturing in the U.S and Canada since 2003.