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Over 30 Proven & Effective Brief Interventions for Students with Emotional & Behavioural Problems

Day One: The Toronto Educators' Conference

Presented by Steven T. Olivas, Ph.D., HSP

Tuesday, April 30, 2019  |  Toronto, on

Date & Location

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 – Tuesday, April 30, 2019

9:00am – 4:00pm

Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre

801 Dixon Rd
Toronto, ON
M9W 1J5

phone:  416.675.6100

 Full map & directions

Workshop Description

Leaving nothing to the abstract, 75 Quick, “On-the- Spot” Techniques for Children with Emotional and Behavioural Problems will guide you through focused, clear, and successful methods for treating children. Every teacher who seeks to fill their toolbox with tested methods will leave with a wealth of fresh ideas. If you do not have a lot of experience working with children and teens, you will leave with a defined strategy for success. If you are a seasoned professional, you will learn new tricks and techniques to re-energize and vitalize yourself as a teacher! With over 25 years of clinical experience and a background in improvisational comedy, Dr. Steve is a strong proponent of “Edu-tainment.” Namely, he uses charm, wit and humour to enhance the workshop experience, thus improving the retention and utilization of the specific skills covered. We change the world when we touch a child’s life!

Workshop Topics:

Agenda & Learning Objectives

Behavioural Overview

Etiology nature v. nurture

  • gender differences
  • hormonal influence

Medical Interventions/Medications ADHD

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Bi-Polar Disorder

Tools for Helping Behaviour Problem Children

Quick Techniques to Manage Anger

  • Time in!
  • Restitution

Quick Techniques to Manage Depression

  • Cut n paste

Quick Techniques to Manage Anxiety

  • Ceiling fan breathing
  • Set the clock

Quick Techniques to Manage Autism Spectrum

  • Facial expressions and social cues
  • Building a broader structure

Techniques to help the Client’s World


  • Concrete behavioural interventions in the home
  • The Listening Jar
  • Red Light/Green Light

Teachers/School Systems

  • Immediate relief in the classroom
  • Token Economies/Response Cost

Learning Objectives

  1. Utilize effective, proven techniques for individually treating children with behaviour problems

  2. Learn simple, teachable tools specific for parents and teachers

  3. Hone skills for building a therapeutic relationship with difficult children and teens

Continuing Education Credits

Your Presenter(s)

Steven T. Olivas, Ph.D., HSP

Steven T. Olivas, Ph.D., HSP, is a Licensed Psychologist in Private Practice in Middle Tennessee. He began his practice career in 1991 when ADHD was exploding onto the scene, and has enjoyed working with the energy and spontaneous creativity of children ever since. Throughout his career, he has taught courses at nine colleges and universities, been a national public speaker, a regular columnist for a local newspaper, and co-host of a popular radio show. He is also the author of the acclaimed book, Bad Kids… or Bad Behavior? For nearly twenty years, he has been helping parents, clinicians, and school systems.

Who Should Attend

Education and Clinical Professionals: K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors/Psychologists, Learning Assistance/ Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers. All other professionals who support students including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers, Police Officers, and Early Childhood Educators.

Parents, Caregiver, Foster Parents, Grandparents, and Extended Family raising a child.


Recommended Accommodation

Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre

801 Dixon Rd
Toronto, ON
M9W 1J5

phone:  416.675.6100

 Full map & directions

Our rates:

To make a reservation over the phone, please call 1.866.932.7058 with the group name Jack Hirose and Associates or the group code JA1134

Guests can also book a reservation online at :

Traditional rooms for $199.00 plus tax a night.

*please note, room reservations are subject to availability*

When booking hotel rooms, ask for the Jack Hirose and Associates corporate rate. To receive our corporate rate, rooms must be booked one month prior to the workshop date. Please keep in mind hotel rates may fluctuate.

Registration & Fees

Registration Early bird Fee Regular Fee
Individual 1 Day Enrolment $249 $269
Individual 2 Day Enrolment $449 $469
Individual 3 Day Enrolment $619 $639
Group 3-7 $599 $619
Group 8-14 $579 $599
Group 15+ $559 $579
Full-Time Student $559 $579

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

Fees do not include applicable taxes (13% HST).

Early bird cutoff date: April 16, 2019
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

Please review our Registration Terms and Conditions for information on our cancellation policy, payment policies, rebates, and more. You must agree to our Terms and Conditions to register for a workshop or conference.

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