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Treating Difficult Children
April 12 - The Oppositional & Defiant Child
April 13 - The Conduct Disordered Child 
April 14 -  The Depressed & Anxious Child

Presented By
James D. Sutton, Ed.D.

Author of
If My Kid's So Nice...Why's He Driving ME Crazy?

Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center
Lancaster, Pennsylvania


Monday, April 12, 1999
The Oppositional & Defiant Child
The Child Who Doesn't Act Out
But Doesn't Act RIGHT

8:15a.m. Registration (continental breakfast)
9:00 Introduction

15 Characteristic Behaviors
Comparisons with Conduct Disorder
Insights into Over-Dependency

10:30  Break (coffee & tea)
10:45 Etiology of ODD

How Expectations Can Become Toxic
The Psycho-Behavioral Bind Explained
What We Keep Doing That Doesn't Work
Comorbidity with ADHD

Noon  Lunch (on your own)
1:30 p.m. Introduction to Interventions

How A Youngster's Perspective Influences Behavior
A Formula for Intervention
Considerations for Management and Redirection
Managing and Improving Relationships

2:45  Break (snack, soda, coffee, & tea)
3:00  More on Interventions

Improving Task Initiation and Completion
Helping the Child Experience Continued Growth
Placement and Programming at School
Discipline Issues Unique to ODD
Conducting Successful Parent Conferences

4:30  Adjournment (pick up one day certificates)

Tuesday, April 13, 1999
Working With the Conduct Disordered Child
The Kid Who Doesn't Care

8:15a.m. Registration (continental breakfast)
9:00  Introduction

A Study of 4 Youngsters (Similarities and Differences)
Characteristics of Conduct Disorder
Determinants of Behavior
The Family System, Effects, Attachments

10:30  Break (coffee & tea)
10:45 Etiology and Basis for Intervention

The "Pull" of Gangs
ODD/CD Model - Comparisons
Differences Between Emotional & Behavioral Disorders
Issues of Power, Control, Trust and Responsibility
How Time Affects Severity
A Model for Behavioral Change

Noon  Lunch (on your own)
1:30p.m. Interventions

Improving the Prognosis
Counseling with the CD Youngster
School: Placement/Programming
3 Parts to Classroom Success: Purpose, Painless, Progress

2:45 Break (snack, soda, coffee, & tea)
3:00 Other Interventions & Assessments

Effective Discipline - A Short Course
Getting the Most Out of Part-Time Employment
Assessing Improvement vs. Manipulation
Parent Conferencing

4:30  Adjournment (pick up certificates)

Wednesday, April 14, 1999
Helping the Depressed & Anxious Child
Erasing the Shadows

8:15a.m. Registration (continental breakfast)
9:00  Introduction

Elements of Healthy Personality & Critical Needs
The Crisis Syndrome and Normal Difficulties
Symptoms and Characteristics of Depression and Anxiety
Youth Suicide

10:30  Break (coffee & tea)
10:45  Assessment

Five Disabling Myths
Fear & Anger: A Closer Look
How Much Depression & Anxiety is Too Much

Noon  Lunch (on your own)
1:30p.m. Interventions: Insights & Applications

A Model for Intervention
Teaching Feelings
Providing Immediate Relief from Pain
Providing Constructive Diversions - Support Activities

2:45 Break (snack, soda, coffee, & tea)
3:00  Additional Interventions

Issues of Transition and Forgiveness
Strength Through Empowerment
Helping Youngsters In the Classroom

4:30  Adjournment (pick up certificates)

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James D. Sutton, Ed.D.
Link to Dr. Sutton's Web Site

Dr. Sutton earned his Master of Education degree from Southwest Texas State University in 1975 and his doctorate in education from Brigham Young University in 1981.  He also has earned certifications in speech and hearing therapy and chemical dependency.  He holds licenses as a psychologist, professional counselor, and specialist in school psychology.

As an educator, Dr. James Sutton has taught everything from grade school to graduate school.  He has also been employed as a speech therapist and a school psychologist.

Today, Dr. Sutton addresses the needs of young people as a consulting psychologist, an author, and an accomplished speaker. His years of service to young people, and those who serve them, have included consultation with public and private schools and school districts, educational service centers, hospitals, residential treatment and group home facilities, juvenile probation authorities, special education cooperatives, and child service agencies.

As a specialist in training child service professionals on the campuses of major universities, Dr. Sutton has earned the nickname Continuing Education's Professor-At-Large. As evidence of his platform skills, Dr. Sutton was granted Professional Member status into the prestigious National Speakers Association, and he holds the designation of Certified Speaking Professional, the highest earned designation possible in the speaking profession.

Dr. Sutton has authored many books, guides and cassette training programs for child service professionals. His latest book, written for parents, teachers, and counselors, is entitled If My Kid's So Nice...Why's He Driving ME Crazy? The book was named "Editor's Choice" by Learning Magazine.

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Continuing Education Certification

This program is sponsored by J&K Seminars which is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  The APA approved sponsor maintains the responsibility for the program - 18 hours (6 hours per day)
J&K Seminars is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors.  We adhere to NBCC continuing education guidelines. Provider #5599 - 18 hours (6 hours per day)
This program is co-sponsored by Family Service, a member of Family Service America, Inc. which has Pennsylvania State Board pre-approval to offer 18 hours of credit to Pennsylvania Licensed Social Workers.
J&K Seminars is a provider approved by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  19.8 hours (6.6 contact hours per day).

J&K Seminars has received pre-approval to offer continuing education from:

Pennsylvania Chemical Abuse Certification Board (PCACB approved education - 16.5 hours)
Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners - 18 hours
Delaware State Board of Social Work Examiners - 16.5 hours
New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners - 18 hours
Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) - 16.5 hours
Commission for Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) - 16.5 hours

Certificates of attendance will be available for all participants to pick up at the end of each day.  Half credit is offered for one day attendance.  Persons who arrive late or depart early will not receive CE certificates of full attendance.

Refund Policy:  Full refunds will be provided prior to March 5, 1999.  A $10 administrative charge will be deducted from refunds requested after March 5, 1999.  No refunds will be given after April 11, 1999 or for "no-shows."

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Hotel Accommodations
Registrants who desire overnight accommodations must make their own reservations.  A block of rooms at the Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center has been reserved at the reduced rate of $79 per room.
Phone the Host for reservations at 800-233-0121 or Fax (717) 295-5112.  You must mention that you are attending a J&K Seminars program to receive the reduced rate.  Reservations by March 5th are encouraged.
A detailed map, directions, admission ticket, and nametag will be sent to pre-registrants the week of March 22.

For Directions and Map to the Lancaster Host Hotel Click Here

We accommodate persons with disabilities.  Please let us know of any disability which will require special assistance.

For more information, phone (800) 801-5415  (In Lancaster County please phone 393-0707)  email -

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Registration Fees

Individual Early Registration (received by March 5)
any one day $95    any two days  $180      all three days    $260 per person

Two or more together at the same time (by March 5)
any one day $85    any two days  $160      all three days  $235 per person

Regular Registration (no discounts after March 5)
any one day $105    any two days  $195      all three days  $280 per person

On Site Registrations (call to assure space is available)
any one day $115    any two days $205        all three days  $290 per person

Register By Phone Toll Free (800) 801-5415  8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.  7 - days a week
(In Lancaster County please use 393-0707)
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