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Positive Behavior Support

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This training will develop an understanding of the various regions in the brain and how they operate to control behavior. Use practical strategies to support the building of a staircase from the base of the brain to the executive functioning of the brain in a child. The child’s brain develops until the age of 25. How can you maximize healthy brain development when it is impacted by trauma? Practicing strategies that help the brain develop social, emotional skills the ability to self-regulate is the key to success. In this training you will develop a working knowledge of the circuitry of the brain and how to promote integration and social-emotional skills for children. 

Learning Objectives 

1. Review the regions of the brain and how they impact behavior.
2. Identify the key strategies to use with children keeping the “brain” in mind.
3. Name at least 3 practical clinical strategies that support brain integration and that promote emotional literacy, self-regulation, problems solving and conflict resolution skills. 
4. Discuss ways to create environments that support the emotional development of children.


Julie Kurtz has over 25 years of experience working in executive management for non-profit and government organizations. A licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1996, she has a private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

For the past 25 years, Julie Kurtz has been providing direct clinical and executive management services to a wide range of populations from infants to adults in a variety of mental health, early childhood development and government organizations. Julie has served in managerial roles where she was responsible for supervising clinicians, starting up and growing new programs, developing policies, procedures and quality systems as well as developing training for organizations.

Julie Kurtz is currently the Regional Director with the Center for Family & Child Studies at WestEd. Kurtz will oversee the California Collaborative on Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CA CSEFEL) Teaching Pyramid professional development efforts under WestEd's MAP to Inclusion and Belonging. 

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for three (3) CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT's Continuing Education Provider Program (CEPA), #133478.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.


In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.


When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.


If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at