February is Psychology Month and our staff in in Psychology have presentations on challenging behaviour available for families and staff to attend. More free talks are available throughout the city, visit the Manitoba Psychological Society’s website, www.mps.ca for more information.
Psychology Month Event
February 11 |11 am – 1 pm | St.Amant Cafeteria
Everyone is welcome to the event in the cafeteria to learn more about Psychology at St.Amant
Introduction to Challenging Behaviour
February 26 | 6:30 – 8 pm | East Dining Room, St.Amant
When challenging behaviours occur, it can be quite frustrating for parents, staff and the individual who engages in problem behaviour. This presentation will review possible causes of challenging behaviour and why it is important to address behaviour based on its cause or function. Attendees will learn how to define and assess challenging behaviours. The use of proactive strategies will be reviewed such as using visual supports. Basic evidence-based treatment strategies will also be reviewed, including positive reinforcement, extinction and functional communication training.
Coping with Managing Challenging Behaviours
February 19 | 6:30 – 7:30 pm | East Dining Room, St.Amant
February 24 | 12-1pm | West Dining Room, St.Amant
This presentation will cover why it is difficult to do the “right thing” when managing challenging behaviours and how to cope with the stress of managing these behaviours. It will touch on functions of the behaviours of the individual being supported as well as their caregivers, the impact of these behaviours, reflections on why we choose to support these individuals, how to be safe and access appropriate training, how to reduce stress, how to feel supported and in turn provide support to others, and adopting mindful acceptance.