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Working With Stuck Kids: An Attachment-Based Developmental Perspective

Presented by Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D.

Friday, May 10, 2024  |  Calgary, ab

Date & Location

Friday, May 10, 2024 – Friday, May 10, 2024

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

Registration on this page is for live in-person attendance only. To attend virtually please register here: https://webinars.jackhirose.com/product/practical-intervention-strategies/

Live In-Person Workshop or Live Stream from Home

  • This conference will be live streaming from Calgary, AB to online participants on May 10, 2024 from 8:30am – 4:00pm MT
  • Recorded footage and all course content will be available until June 10, 2024
  • Please allow 3 – 5 business days after the conference has ended for recorded footage to become available
  • In-person attendance does not include access to the recorded footage
  • More information & live stream registration: https://webinars.jackhirose.com/product/practical-intervention-strategies/

Noeveryone grows up as they geolder. The construcof psychological immaturity has been with us as an intuitive concept for ages, but only recently has developmental science advanced to a state where it can now yield effective strategies and interventions to address learning and behavioural challenges.

Bestselling author of Hold On To Your Kids, Gordon Neufeld presents an integrated developmental approach to reaching troubled kids, using the constructs of attachment, vulnerability and maturation. In this workshop, Gordon takes the best that developmental science has to offer and delivers it in a usable form to the professionals who work with these children or those responsible for them.

His model has been honed from years of application in a wide range of settings: education, special behaviour programs, therapy, corrections, aboriginal communities, adoption, counseling, parenting, and the foster system. This material is applicable to children of all ages, from toddlers to teens. The insights and interventions apply to a wide range of presenting problems and syndromes including attention problems, bullying, impulsiveness, anxiety problems, learning disabilities, autism spectrum, oppositionality, drug abuse, aggression problems, boundary problems, alarming behaviour, boredom and much more.

Workshop Topics:

Agenda & Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • How to uncover the relationship between psychological immaturity and the most common presenting problems and syndromes

  • Three distinct processes that drive maturation and how to support them

  • Maximize how emotional engagement warms the engine of maturation

  • To identify the signs being defended against vulnerability

  • Developmentally-supportive interventions for problems resulting from stuckness

  • Why separation-based discipline for stuck kids doesn’t work and how to provide alternatives

  • Why consequence-based discipline fails to work with aggression problems and what does

Continuing Education Credits

Your Presenter(s)

Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D.

Dr. Gordon Neufeld is a Vancouver-based developmental psychologist with over 50 years of experience with children and youth and those responsible for them. A foremost authority on child development, Dr. Neufeld is an international speaker, a bestselling author (Hold On To Your Kids) and a leading interpreter of the developmental paradigm. Dr. Neufeld has a widespread reputation for making sense of complex problems and for opening doors for change. While formerly involved in university teaching and private practice, he now devotes his time to teaching and training others, including educators and helping professionals. His Neufeld Institute is now a world-wide charitable organization devoted to applying developmental science to the task of raising children. He is a father of five and a grandfather to seven.


“I have no words to express my appreciation to Gordon Neufeld and to Hirose for bringing this valuable, life-changing information. The material taught resonates professionally and personally too. Thank you!”
– Aliza Terris | Oakville, ON | May 15-17, 2017

“Fantastic presentation, informative and valuable for me personally and professionally. Gordon is brilliant and engaging. Very happy to have attended today.”
– Mike Van de Hengel | Oakville, ON | May 15-17, 2017


More information: www.neufeldinstitute.org

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

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.


Select King Room: $139.00 plus tax
Select 2 Queen Room: $139.00 plus tax


Select 2 Queen Room: $179.00 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 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
Individual Enrollment $289.00 $309.00
Group 3-7 $269.00 $289.00
Group 8-14 $249.00 $269.00
Group 15+ $229.00 $249.00
Full-Time Student $229.00 $249.00
Individual Enrollment $289.00 $309.00
Group 3-7 $269.00 $289.00
Group 8-14 $249.00 $269.00
Group 15+ $229.00 $249.00
Full-Time Student $229.00 $249.00
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Individual Enrollment $489.00 $509.00
Group 3-7 $469.00 $489.00
Group 8-14 $449.00 $469.00
Group 15+ $429.00 $449.00
Full-Time Student $429.00 $449.00

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD). Prices are per person.

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

Early bird cutoff date: April 25, 2024
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Thursday, April 25, 2024.

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