Child & Family Specialists

Behaviour Tonics offers training for parenting professionals to help parents manage difficult behaviour in children via the 1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching program AND resolve teenage behaviour problems via the Engaging Adolescents program. These one day training courses are offered regularly around the state, OR ‘In House’ workshops can be booked by your organisation or group.

We offer the following courses for professionals:

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1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching - Practitioner Training

Expected learning outcomes

Knowledge of easy-to-use techniques that parents and carers can use to help children develop self-control and respond with flexibility to frustration.

What's included

  • A certificate of completion
  • Workbook for use at the training course
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Opportunity to certify to teach to parents
  • PD points apply

Training options

Face to Face
Live Webinar

Lesson Framework

  • Coverage of contemporary thinking in child development, particularly the differences between adult and children’s cognitive abilities.
  • Sorting behaviours: what’s involved and the implications for how parents will respond.
  • Common mistakes in addressing misbehaviour, particularly the problem with too much talk and too much emotion.
  • Choosing your strategy – the three choices: do nothing, emotion coach or use 1-2-3 Magic®.
  • Processes of pattern-establishment and change: how negative reinforcement works, the characteristics of patterns, how to interrupt patterns and extinction bursts.
  • Response flexibility in parents and carers: knowing how to avoid getting ‘hooked’ by children’s negative emotions.
  • Using 1-2-3 Magic® & Emotion Coaching: what it’s used for and what it’s not used for, how it’s done properly, how to implement it at home, how to avoid the two biggest mistakes of parenting.

Certification

Becoming a certified parent educator, ensures that our product is only being taught at the highest quality. Certification is $69 per person for the first year and renewed each year at a cost of $49 annually to remain a certified parent educator.

What comes with certification

  • Listing on our website as a certified 1-2-3 Magic® & Emotion Coaching parent educator.
  • Access to additional resources such as relevant articles and tips on presenting.
  • A comprehensive set of session guidelines.
  • Digital practitioner materials, including a slideshow for parent presentations and teaching films.
  • An annual licence to teach the program to parents.
  • Resources for marketing.
  • Developing response flexibility in children: emotion coaching and cognitive strategies parents can teach children.

Have us train your team

  • Talk to us about convenient and cost-effective in-house training for your staff.
  • Face to Face 8hrs
  • Cost: $429pp
  • $400 4-8 registrants
  • For larger groups bookings please contact us
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Research References for 1-2-3 Magic & Emotion Coaching

Below are a selection of 1-2-3 Magic research references:

  1. Rosemaria Flaherty, Rodney CooperPiloting a parenting skills program in an Australian rural child protection setting.Children Australia, Vol. 35, No. 3, 2010. This study investigated the effectiveness of a brief parenting skills intervention (using 1-2-3 Magic & Emotion Coaching) in a PANOC population. Contact: ozchild.org.au   03 9695 2200.
  2. Ms Pauline King (). Evaluation of the 1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching Parenting Program Delivered in an Australian Community Setting Professional Doctorate, School of Psychology,The University of Queensland. 2012.
  3. Renata Porzig-Drummond, Richard J. Stevenson, Caroline Stevenson – The 1-2-3 Magic parenting program and its effect on child problem behaviors and dysfunctional parenting: A randomized controlled trial. Elsevier, Behaviour Research and Therapy 58 (2014) 52-64.
  4. Susan J. Bradley, M.D., Darryle-Anne JADAA, M.A., Joel Brody, B.A., Sarah Landy, PH.D., Susan E. Tallett, M.D., William Watson, M.D., Barbara Shea, B.SC., and Derek Stephens, M.SC. Brief Psychoeducational Parenting Program: An Evaluation and 1-Year Follow-up Journal of the Americal Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 42:10, October 2003.
  5. Sharon M. Allen, Ray. H. Thompson, Jane Drapeaux – Successful Methods for Increasing and Improving Parent and Child Interactions. Paper Presented at the National Head Start Association 24th Annual Training Conference, May 25-31, 1997, Boston, Massachusetts
  6. Yeganeh Salehpour – 1-2-3 Magic Part I: Its effectiveness on parental function in child discipline with preschool children. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities & Social Sciences. 57 (3-A), Sept 1996, 1009
  7. Patricia Kaliska – A comprehensive study identifying the most effective classroom management techniques and practices. Research paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Science Degree with a major in education. Graduate Schoopl University of Wisconsin-Stout. August, 2002
  8. Steve Tutty, M.A., Harlan Gephart, M.D., F.A.A.P., Kathie Wurzbacher, M.Ed., C.M.H.C. – Enhancing behavioral and social skill functioning in children newly diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in a pediatric setting.
    Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Vol.24, No.1, February, 2003
  9. Frank J. Elgar, Patrick J. McGrath – Self-administered psychosocial treatments for children and families. Journal of Clinical Psychology, Vol. 59 (3), 321-339, 2003
  10. John C. Norcross, John W. Santgrock, Linda F. Campbell, Thomas P. Smith, Robert Sommer, Edward L Zuckerman – Authoritative Guide to Self-Help Resources in mental Health. Guilford Press, New York, 2003, pgs. 136, 139

 Engaging Adolescents ™

Practitioner training that equips you to teach parents the skills they need to resolve teenager behaviour problems.

Expected learning outcomes

Knowledge of easy-to-use techniques that parents and carers can use to: enlist adolescents to manage their own behaviour and emotional reactions; build a relationship with their teenager; and deal with unacceptable behaviour.

Training options

Face to Face
Live Webinar

Lesson Framework

  • The practitioner training course curriculum for working with parents if you choose to certify to become a parent educator
  • The common ground shared by parents.
  • What are reasonable expectations to hold about adolescents?
  • New understandings of adolescence: social landscapes, brain snaps and body makeovers
  • A three-option model and flowchart for decision making to manage a teenager’s problem behaviour
  • Option 1 – Self check for parents: how to bring awareness to family of origin issues, trauma issues and how to avoid over-reacting or becoming continuously angry with their teenager
  • Option 2 – Build their relationships: How to strengthen the bond they have with their teenager and make the best of non-crisis conversations.
  • Option 3 – Tough conversations: how to handle discussing those problems they can’t ignore. This includes how to figure out the problem, how to prepare for engaging their teenager in a tough conversation, and how to set up agreements.

Certification

Becoming a certified parent educator, ensures that our product is only being taught at the highest quality. Certification is $69 per person for the first year and renewed each year at a cost of $49 annually to remain a certified parent educator.

What comes with certification

  • Listing on our website as a certified Engaging Adolescents™ parent educator.
  • Access to additional resources such as relevant articles and tips on presenting.
  • A comprehensive set of session guidelines.
  • Digital practitioner materials, including a slideshow for parent presentations and teaching films.
  • An annual licence to teach the program to parents. Resources for marketing.

PD points apply.


Have us train your team

Talk to us about convenient and cost-effective in-house training for your staff:

  • Face to Face 8hrs
  • Cost: $429pp
  • $400 4-8 registrants
  • For larger groups bookings please contact us
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