Improving the lives of children

Becoming a Behavioral Detective with Kimberly Barthel


On October 19th, The Children's Foundation is pleased to be hosting a workshop with Kimberly Barthel on understanding behaviour. 

There is always a reason for the behaviour! This one-day workshop will provide an understanding of the integrated neurobiology of sensory processing and emotional/relational problems that result in “challenging behaviour”.

Participants will be invited to forever more become behavioural detectives, using clinical reasoning, to look deeper than the surface actions we observe. By seeking to understand why people do the things we do, from a myriad of perspectives, we allow compassion into the equation. This alone changes the brain – but this mindset of clinical curiosity supports treatment strategies at home, at school and in all levels of relationships.

You will learn:

  • To identify and discern the neurobiology of challenging behaviour
  • ·To differentiate between the sensory, emotional and cognitive components of behaviour
  • To understand the integration between visual, vestibular and auditory contributions to learning and engagement
  •  To adopt a mindset of curiosity which supports relationships in becoming more healthy, respectful and connected

Speaker - Kim Barthel

Kim Barthel is a world-renowned occupational therapist, author and teacher, actively supporting multi-disciplinary function and healing in many cultures. A pioneer in reinforcing the importance of relationship, she is known for blending cutting-edge developments in neuroscience with the art of compassionate inquiry. With 30+ years as an OT, her special interests include complex behaviour, mental health, trauma-informed practice, sensory processing, developmental disability and attachment. Kim’s mission is to support the conscious evolution of the human spirit. 

PLACE:   La Perla Ballroom #204 - 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster, BC    

DATE:     Friday, October 19, 2018

TIME:      9:00am - 4:00pm   (Registration: 8:00am)

TUITION: $150.00         

              Student Rate :$130.00  (copy of student card required)

REFUND POLICY: A full refund can be issued with notification at least 7 days prior to the workshop.

C.E.U.'s applied for : Canadian Counselling Association


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