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Bullying and Aggressive Behaviour in Children and Adolescents + 30 Proven and Effective Strategies for Emotional and Behavioural Problems with Children and Adolescents

Previously School-Focused Mental Health Conference with Dr. Robert Brooks

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

Wednesday, May 13, 2020  |  Calgary, ab

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Date & Location

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 – Wednesday, May 13, 2020

8:30am – 4:00pm

Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre

1316 33 St NE, T2A 6B6, Calgary, AB

phone:  403.248.8888

website:  www.calgaryplaza.com/

 Full map & directions

Workshop Description

COVID-19/Coronavirus Updated Cancellation Policy HERE


The morning session will go fast – so hang on and learn about: 1) ways to recognize escalation 2) reasons for kids to act aggressively, and then 3) strategies to de-escalate. Methods to manage aggressive acting out and tips to stop bullying behaviour will be discussed in simple, concrete ways. You will leave armed with solutions to care for the most difficult children in your classrooms.


Over 30 Proven and Effective Brief Interventions for Student with Emotional and Behavioural Problems will guide you through focused, clear and proven approaches to working with children and youth. Every professional who seeks to fill their toolbox with tested methods will leave this seminar with a wealth of fresh ideas and rejuvenated spirits. With nearly 30 years of clinical experience and a background in improvisational comedy, Dr. Steve is a strong proponent of “Edu-tainment”. He uses wit and humour to enhance your learning experience, improving the retention and utilization of the skills covered. You will leave this workshop with new strategies for success and techniques to revitalize your interactions with students.

Workshop Topics:

Agenda & Learning Objectives


  1. Recognizing aggressive behaviour
    1. Warning signs:
      1. Behavioural
      2. Physical
  2. Causes of Aggression
    1. Psychological disorders
    2. Frustration
    3. Impulsivity
    4. In jury/trauma
  3. Managing Aggression
    1. Be Prepared
    2. Identify/Reduce Antecedents
    3. Teach Kids to recognize Internal Escalation
    4. Develop a Plan (“Fire Drill”)
    5. Stay Calm, Be the Adult
  4. Tips to Stop Bullying
    1. Characteristics of a Bully
    2. Teach Empathy
    3. Monitor Hot Spots
    4. Reinforce positive (random acts of kindness)
    5. Open Communication
    6. Empower Bystanders
    7. Self Esteem (bully/victim)


  1. Introduction-
    1. Introduce speaker
    2. Daily agenda
    3. Defining Terms/Seminar Warm-ups
  2. Immediate Interventions: Physiological
    1. Neuropsychology
    2. Hormones
    3. Gender/Relationship to School
    4. Medication Primer
  3. Tools to Manage Anger
    1. Creating Common Language
    2. Expand Emotional Awareness/Vocabulary
    3. Standing 8 Count
    4. Tom McIntyre
    5. Empathy Building:
    6. Time-In/Restitution
  4. General Mental Health
    1. Physical Health
    2. Mental Health
  5. Siphoning Energy/Counterconditioning:
    1. Settle Mind
    2. Settle Body
  6. Positive Reinforcement/Stabilization
    1. Home: Listening Jar
    2. School
  7. Hendrix Intentional Dialogue
  8. Autism Spectrum
    1. Read & React
    2. Rules of Engagement
    3. Building a Broader Structure
    4. Temple Grandin
  9. Jay Haley – Prescribe the Symptom
    1. Classroom Examples
    2. Separate Behaviour from application

Learning Objectives


  • Recognize Warning Signs of Aggressive Behaviour
  • Understand the mechanisms that lead to aggressive behaviour
  • Understand the mechanisms that lead to bullying behaviour (bully and victim)
  • Learn useful methods to handle aggressive behaviour and outbursts
  • Learn useful methods to reduce bullying behaviour in your school and classroom


  1. Utilize effective techniques for the treatment of behaviour disorders in children
  2. Develop specific behavioural interventions that address the developmental stage of the child or adolescent
  3. Consider the efficacy of biologically-based interventions to address behavioural and emotional disorders in children
  4. Explore clinical manifestations among anxiety disorders, ADHD, mood disorders, ODD, and conduct disorder as they relate to diagnoses
  5. Develop skills for establishing an interpersonal rapport to overcome resistance to change in children and adolescents
  6. Analyze the symptoms of behavioural and emotional disorders in children and adolescents and establish how this informs your intervention strategies

Continuing Education Credits

This workshop has been formally approved by the following associations:
  • Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
  • Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
  • Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
  • Canadian Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA)
  • Indigenous Certification Board of Canada (ICBOC)
  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
  • Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA)

† The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved CEUs.

* Participants will receive a certificate of completion after every workshop. Workshops are pre-approved for 5.5 or 6 credits per day unless otherwise specified.

This workshop may be may be eligible for CEUs from the following associations:  Show more
  • Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW)
  • Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA)
  • Canadian College of Professional Counsellor & Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
  • Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (OAMFT)
  • Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care (OACYC)
  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
  • Ontario Society of Psychotherapists (OSP)

* Please contact your accrediting body for more information on individual association requirements.

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 Behaviour? For nearly twenty years, he has been helping parents, clinicians, and school systems.



“Very engaging speaker. Clearly passionate and well versed on his topic. Informative and helpful.”
– Saskatoon, SK | May 13, 2019

“Dr. Olivas was informative and humorous… a winning combination!”
– Saskatoon, SK | May 13, 2019

“Content was presented in a very entertaining way. Quite enjoyable.”
– Saskatoon, SK | May 13, 2019

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, and Early Childhood Educators.

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


Recommended Accommodation

Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre

1316 33 St NE, T2A 6B6, Calgary, AB

phone:  403.248.8888

website:  www.calgaryplaza.com/

 Full map & directions

Our rates:

Call: Please contact the hotel directly for current group rates, when booking please reference “Jack Hirose & Associates”. To make a reservation over the phone, please call 403.248.8888 or 1.800.661.1464.

Email: Email your reservation request to res@calgaryplaza.com

Rates: May 11 – 13, 2020

Select Room
Two Queens or One King $135.00 plus tax

Premier Room

Two Queens or One King $160.00 plus tax

*please note, room reservations are subject to availability*

Please keep in mind when booking Jack Hirose and Associates corporate guest rooms, reservations booked for most hotels can be cancelled within 48 hours . If you are booking guest rooms through third party websites in many instances the reservations booked cannot not be cancelled.

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
Working with Traumatized Children and Adolescents Building Healthy Attachments
Individual Enrollment $249 $269
Group 3-7 $234 $254
Group 8-14 $219 $239
Group 15+ $204 $224
Full-Time Student $204 $224
30 Proven and Effective Strategies for Emotional and Behavioural Problems with Children and Adolescents
Individual Enrollment $249 $269
Group 3-7 $234 $254
Group 8-14 $219 $239
Group 15+ $204 $224
Full-Time Student $204 $224
Attend Both Workshops and SAVE!
Individual Enrollment $449 $469
Group 3-7 $429 $449
Group 8-14 $409 $429
Group 15+ $389 $409
Full-Time Student $389 $409

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

Fees do not include applicable taxes (5% GST).

Early bird cutoff date: April 28, 2020
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

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