Contributed by Mona Delahooke

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The Problem With ODD

How Neuroscience Shifts the Conversation

By obscuring the truth about kids’ adaptive responses to stress, the ODD diagnosis interferes with genuine solutions and effective treatment. Read more

VIDEO: Rethinking the Policy of Seclusion and Restraint

A Discussion with Mona Delahooke and Guy Stephens

Join Mona Delahooke, therapist and author of Beyond Behaviors, and Guy Stephens, founder and director of the Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint, for a... Read more

Beyond the Brain-Body Split

A Relational Neuroscience Perspective

Thinking about behavior only in terms of reinforcement and consequence is outdated. It’s not mind over matter. It’s both. Are new therapists getting that... Read more

A nine-year-old boy with severe behavioral challenges suddenly throws a full plate of food onto the school cafeteria floor. The consequence? His... Read more

Helping Kids with School Refusal

A Polyvagal Approach

What do you do when kids get anxious, afraid, or angry at the prospect of going to school? Pediatric psychologist Mona Delahooke explains how Polyvagal Theory... Read more

consultation December 27, 2019

Seeing Children through a Polyvagal Lens

A Different Approach to Challenging Behaviors

Polyvagal Theory widens the perspective on managing kids’ challenging behaviors. Read more

Mona Delahooke

Mona Delahooke, PhD, is a clinical psychologist empowering joyful, resilient parent-child relationships by translating neuroscience research into practical and compassionate tools and strategies. Learn more at her website.