Monday, September 14, 2009

Behavioral Specialist - Thursday at MCC

On (this!) Thursday, September 17, Pennsylvania-based behavioral specialist Eric Guy will present a day-long seminar at McHenry County College. Registration begins at 7:15AM. The seminar will be 8:00AM-4:00PM in the Conference Center of the College at 8900 West U.S. Highway 14, Crystal Lake (for you out-of-towners).

To register, contact Natalie Eckman. The fee is $25.00

Eric Guy, MSW, LSW, is the owner and director of Center for Victory based in Beaver Falls, PA. He is an internationally recognized specialist in the treatment of behavioral and emotional disturbances in children and adults.

Mr. Guy currently lectures and provides consultations on various topics including foster care and adoption; trauma; attachment and bonding; and residential treatment.

Through the therapeutic process, Mr. Guy's goal is to use the knowledge and experience he has gained to increase the feeling of security, address issues and help one reach new conclusions about his or her life experiences.

Individuals and families are provided with intensive customized programming that empowers the individual or family's awareness and understanding of dysregulation in today's world.

Research indicates 87% of children who demonstrate the most disruptive and disturbing behaviors have experienced trauma.

Early life trauma creates an indelible imprint upon the child’s brain that often times goes years without being adequately addressed.

Unfortunately these children seldom receive the support needed to help mend these emotional injuries. In fact, many conventional therapies and parenting strategies unwittingly add to these injuries rather than promote healing.

Many such children go on to be diagnosed with common mental health disorders like:

• Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
• Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
• Conduct Disorder (CD)
• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
• Childhood Depression

Such disorders are correlated with severe behaviors such as: Lying, stealing, hoarding, gorging, aggression, defiance, self-mutilation, and learning difficulties.

This course offers specific, step-by-step strategies and interventions to these troublesome behaviors. If you were ever looking for simple insights to severe behaviors that can have an immediate impact, this is the seminar for you!


• The root cause of severe behaviors
• Why anger is necessary to survival
• The impact of stress and trauma on the developing brain
• What fear has in common with stress and severe behavior
• A guaranteed effective, step-by-step technique for overcoming lying
• The connection between stealing, self-mutilation, hoarding and addiction
• How to understand the “Child Addict”
• How to use a love-based consequence model for severe behavior
• How traditional consequences are fear-based and can do more harm than good
• How Bruce Perry’s research on the brain can change the way we see severe behavior
• What is truly at the root of defiance
• Why control as we’ve learned it causes more power struggles
• How to create the “Therapeutic Environment” without a lifetime of therapy
• Specific steps to immediately impact your child’s positive outlook on life
• Specific parenting techniques that foster love and openness, and the ones that create more stress and fear. And WHY!

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