Mona Delahooke – FNC keynote webinar

As part of the Forging New Connections annual conference series, we are delighted to welcome Mona Delahooke, an internationally renowned clinical and consulting paediatric psychologist from America as a keynote speaker for 2021:

Looking Beyond Behaviours to Support Children's Social and Emotional Development.


View events
1 session
Costs from: £65
1 events scheduled

Course overview

Moving beyond paradigms that focus on compliance and surface behaviours, Dr Delahooke’s live webinar will explore a new approach to solving children’s behavioural challenges. It will focus on building a child’s foundation for emotional and behavioural control.

Dr Delahooke will describe behaviours as the tip of the iceberg, important signals that we should address by seeking to understand a child’s individual differences in the overarching context of relational safety.

This session will provide those working with children tools and techniques to reduce behavioural challenges and promote psychological resilience and satisfying, secure relationships.

About Dr Mona Delahooke

Mona Delahooke is an internationally renowned clinical and consulting paediatric psychologist from America, with over 30 years of experience supporting children and families. She is a senior faculty member of the Profectum Foundation, an organisation dedicated to supporting families of neurodiverse children, adolescents and adults. She is a trainer for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.

Dr Delahooke is a member of the American Psychological Association and holds the highest level of endorsement in the field of infant and toddler mental health in California, as a Reflective Practice Mentor (RPM). She is a frequent speaker, trainer and consultant to parents, organisations, schools and public agencies. Dr Delahooke has dedicated her career to promoting compassionate, relationship-based, neurodevelopmental interventions for children with developmental, behavioural, emotional and learning differences.

Dr Delahooke has written a number of books on the social and emotional development of children. Her latest book, ‘Beyond Behavior’ published in March 2020, explores what is lying behind behaviour, recognising the important signals and how to approach this. This publication has been awarded the 2nd Annual Benjamin Franklin Book Award Winner in Psychology.

Suitable for

This CPD webinar is ideal for all Thrive Licensed Practitioners interested in hearing more about Dr Delahooke’s approach to solving children’s behaviour challenges by looking beyond the behaviour.

This 2-hour webinar is worth 5 CPD points.


Course content

This 2-hour live webinar will cover:

  • The “Developmental Iceberg” and how it enables us to discover how to support each child and family’s individual needs.
  • The four states of the nervous system that inform us what to do in real time when managing children’s behavioural challenges.
  • How we can use the “therapeutic use of self” when working with vulnerable children, regardless of their diagnosis.
  • Describe the paradigm shift that is beginning based on neuroscience research of the past decade.

Where can I find upcoming Thrive training in my area?

All our training is now delivered by our experienced Thrive trainers using a mix of live webinars, e-learning sessions and e-mentoring. On our Thrive courses page you can find dates for courses running throughout the year. We also have a team of regional Relationship Managers who are happy to help – meet the regional team here.

Can I complete Thrive training as an individual or do I need to be part of an organisation?

To become a Thrive Licensed Practitioner you will need to be working with children on a regular basis and be able to carry out Thrive-Online assessments to pass the course. We recommend volunteering at a school if this is not possible in your current role.

To talk through our training courses and to discuss funding options, contact our Relationship Development team on 01392 797555 or

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Then please follow this link and send us your question, and we will do our best to help as soon as possible.

Ask a question
Contact our team