"Very easy to listen to, 'ready to use on Monday' techniques."

-Cheryl Adams,
staff development coordinator
Marathon County Special Education, Wausau, WI

 



 

 

Onsite Workshops

Dr. Wilde workshops presents practical, down-to-earth methods of
dealing with many real issues
that adults and adolescents deal with daily. His presentations are filled with practical techniques you'll be able to use every day with clients and students.

Contact Dr. Wilde to present or create a workshop for your facility.

List of Existing Workshops

Anger Management with Children and Adolescents

Positive Interventions to Use with Difficult Parents

Managing Difficult Behaviors in School-Age Children


Anger Management with Children and Adolescents

This workshop examines one of our most pressing issues: angry and violent kids. Learn some of the causes of anger and the health risks associated with hostility. Intervention based on cognitive, emotive, and behavioral techniques are described and demonstrated. Methods for helping children and adolescents distract themselves in order to gain time before acting are shared and discussed. This presentation is filled with practical techniques you'll be able to use every day with clients and students.

You can learn to:
· Establish and maintain anger management groups for children and adolescents
· Identify "anger triggers" and distraction techniques
· Increase client motivation
· Help families cope with hostile children

Workshop Overview
· Causes of anger and it effects
· Fundamentals of REBT
· Differences between REBT and other therapies

Specific REBT techniques for working with angry kids
· Anger management groups - The basics - size, length of group, behavior controls
· Stages of a group - Use of games and videos
· Techniques for working with families

Comments from participants:
"Jerry has a great sense of humor. He has the ability to connect with people from a variety of professions."
Heidi J. Pendleton, MSW, Clinician
Juneau County, Mauston, WI

"This has been the best workshop I have ever attended. Dr. Wilde is knowledgeable, humorous and extremely informative."
Ashley McCabe, Counselor
Unity Treatment Center
Green Bay, WI

"I liked how he interacted with the audience. Kept my attention and interest. Funny!"
Kim Peterson
Des Moines Child and Adolescent Guidance Center
Des Moines, IA

"Jerry is an excellent speaker-interesting; good sense of humor and informative. I enjoyed listening to his examples."
Marla Aspenson, School Psychologist
Milwaukee Public Schools/Head Start
Milwaukee, WI

 


Positive Interventions to Use with Difficult Parents

If you work with children and adolescents, knowing how to deal with difficult parents is essential for professional survival. This workshop identifies the different subtypes of difficult parents and explores their similarities, differences and motivations. Components needed for successful parent conferences are discussed along with an analysis of the importance of parental ownership.

Examine and discuss the physical, emotional and psychological warning signs of professional burn-out, a common hazard when working with children and their parents. Also, learn about techniques needed to understand and cope with anger and anxiety.

This program involves a variety of learning activities: lecture, discussion, and group process.

Here's what you'll learn:
· Motivations of uncooperative parents
· Techniques to deal with parental anger
· Ways to improve parent conferences
· The warning signs of professional burn-out
· Anger management for the professional
· Techniques to minimize anxiety for parents and professionals
· How to encourage appropriate parental ownership

Workshop Overview
· Characteristics of difficult parents
· Motivations of difficult parents
· Parental ownership
· Parent conferences
· Brainstorming of problematic cases
· Managing parental anger
· Coping with professional and parental anxiety
· Burn-out issues

Comments from workshop participants:
"Excellent workshop, good explanations, lots of practical and worthwhile techniques…"
Wendy Kuzma, counselor
Sauk Prairie Schools, Prairie du Sac, WI

"Entertaining and educational. Kept things interesting."
Hope Allison, recreational coordinator
Sunburst Family Services, Madison, WI

"Very easy to listen to, 'ready to use on Monday' techniques."
Cheryl Adams, staff development coordinator
Marathon County Special Education, Wausau, WI

"I enjoyed sharing, problem solving. I like networking with others."
Sarah Meyer, care coordinator
Lutheran Social Services, Oshkosh, WI

"Relaxed presentation. Lots of examples. Useful and practical information."
Mike Cosgrove, counselor
Washington Junior High, Dubuque, IA


Managing Difficult Behaviors in School-Age Children

Description: This workshop presents practical, down-to-earth methods of
dealing with the most difficult behaviors of school-age children including
oppositional/defiant students, dishonest students, children with low motivation,
attention deficit disorders, and class clowns/attention seeking students. In
addition, Dr. William Glasser's Control Theory will be examined to help identify
the causes of misbehavior and to plan effective interventions. Techniques
using the positive power of the peer group will also be discussed along with a
host of hands-on techniques.

Participants Will Learn:
· Effective techniques to use with the "game player/class clown"
and the "gossiper/tattler."
· How to tap into the positive power of the peer group.
· Specific techniques to use with children who lie, cheat, and steal.
· How Dr. Glasser's Control Theory relates to challenging children

Workshop Overview
· Examples of challenging behaviors
· Using the peer group effectively
· ADHD students
· Coping with dishonesty
· Angry students

Comments from participants:
"One of the best and most useful workshops I have ever attended."
Lisa. R. Schmidt, Teacher and Counselor
Racine Unified School District
Racine, WI

"Dr. Wilde is a captivating speaker. He used a good mixture of theory with practical applications and examples."
Heather Jensen, Assistant Director
Homework Help
Milwaukee, WI

 

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