Behavior Management Training (Children 2-12)


Intermediate  |  Clinical Interventions
2.50–2.50 CE Credits  |  2 Hrs. 34 Min
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About the Course


This course covers training caregivers in the application of behavioral principles to guiding a person - in this case, children ages 2-12 - from problematic to prosocial behaviors that will support healthy development. This information and skill set can be used by a wide variety of practitioners, including health and wellness coaches, licensed mental health clinicians and other health care clinicians. The course also offers a selection of learning tools such as expert discussion and explanation, role plays, and knowledge checks. The course also includes supplementary tools like printable resources for both caregivers and practitioners. 

Estimated Course Length: 2 hrs. 34 min

Course Includes: 9 modules consisting of a mixed media approach with roleplays, video interviews with subject matter experts, animation explainer videos, knowledge games, and more

Companion Videos: 7 provider videos to highlight key concepts

Downloadable PDFs: 14 downloadable PDFs expanding on relevant course topics

Target Audience: Mental Healthcare Practitioners, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Psychologists, Mental Healthcare Students, Case Managers, & Coaches

Level of Instruction: Intermediate

Prerequisite: None

Instructional Method: Self-paced, interactive, hybrid of audio, text, video, and learning checks

Accessibility Accommodations: Closed captioning of all audio and video components

After completing this course, you will be able to describe and employ the following:

  1. Describe the behavioral principles, including operant conditioning, modeling and generalization.

  2. Differentiate when to apply the behavioral principles to targeted behaviors.

  3. Appraise how to effectively support caregivers in moving beyond barriers that may be encountered when implementing behavioral training.

Course Activities for CE Credits: ≥ 2 hrs. 25 min

  • Pre-Course Assessment (~8 minutes) [EXCLUDED FROM ACTIVITIES FOR NBCC & CAMFT CREDIT]

  • Introduction: (~35 minute)

  • Module 1: Principles of Behavior Management Training (~15 minutes)

  • Module 2: Practitioner and Caregiver Roles and Responsibilities (~13 minutes)

  • Module 3: Assessment and Caregiver Orientation (~6 minutes)

  • Module 4: Behavior Management Training Structure (~4 minutes)

  • Module 5: Behavior Management Skills in Action: Selective Attention (~17 minutes)

  • Module 6: Behavior Training Skills in Action: Emotional Validation (~19 minutes)

  • Module 7: Behavioral Training Skills in Action: Rewards and Consequences with a Behavioral Plan (~16 minutes)

  • Module 8: Behavioral Training Skills in Action: Child Facing Fears (~19 minutes)

  • Module 9: Course Summary (~2 minutes)

  • Post-Course Assessment (~8 minutes) [EXCLUDED FROM ACTIVITIES FOR NBCC & CAMFT CREDIT]

Course Activities Not for CE Credits:

  • Participant Evaluation (~10 minutes)

  • (OPTIONAL) Supplementary Videos for Learner and Learner’s Clients

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