Workshops for Counselors
June 26, 2020
Promoting Positive Behaviors and Behavior Management Strategies for
Children, Teens, and Families
Chelsea is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist. She has experience helping individuals with anxiety, low self-esteem, grief, struggles with transitions, and friendship struggles. Chelsea previously was the Coordinator of the preschool program at Early Emory, the Emory Autism Center’s lab school. There, Chelsea developed an art-based program called Social and Adaptive Learning through Visual Expression (SALVE) for adults on the autism spectrum. Chelsea has conducted a number of research studies exploring art therapy as a treatment intervention for ASD. Chelsea provides individual and group therapy services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. These services focus on assessment, emotional recognition, coping skills, anxiety, empowerment, behavioral techniques, parental support, and stress management.
Presented by: Chelsea Harris, LPC, ATR-BC
This workshop will provide participants with the tools for enhancing positive behaviors in children, teens, and families by teaching strategies for positive reinforcement and using positive language; understanding the importance of affect, instant versus delayed gratification, praise, and structured support; and appreciating the incorporation of art-based strategies in building self-awareness and effective coping skills.
We will be live-streaming this workshop due to COVID-19.
Defining various behaviors including attention seeking, refusal or escape, emotional (i.e. anger or anxiety), defiance, aggressive, etc.
Understanding the difference between positive and negative reinforcement.
Learning what it means to inadvertently reinforce a behavior by understanding the importance of affect, instant versus delayed gratification, praise, and structured support.
Knowing the importance of positive language and psychology for children in the therapeutic setting.
Learning effective methods of successfully introducing and implementing a personalized token economy system at home, school, and therapy.
Understanding the importance of the “try again” mentality in association with rewards and consequences.
Comprehending the use of interrupt and redirect strategies for emotional regulation and negative behaviors.
Appreciating the incorporation of art-based strategies in building self-awareness and effective coping skills.
Understanding how to confidently use this knowledge to target treatment goals, support parents and families, and collaborate with teachers in order to set the client up for success through increasing confidence, self-understanding, flexible thinking, emotional intelligence, and overall independence.
LPCs/LAPC’s: 6 CORE contact hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA CE Approval #8889-20W)