Understanding and Managing Behavioral Challenges


Mona Delahooke’s book, Beyond Behaviors, will equip educators to understand what’s happening inside the minds of the most challenging and struggling students in their classrooms. Delahooke’s approach is rooted in the belief that teachers must step back and look at behavioral challenges through a lens of compassion and understanding first. Based on the foundational idea that struggling behaviors result from students’ body systems’ neurobiological response to their surroundings, she offers practical solutions to meet these students’ needs. Delahookes provides methods for steering and maintaining them on a “green pathway” and helping students stay centered both in and out of school.

Her advice will fundamentally change how teachers, parents, and students view these behaviors resulting in compassionate changes aimed at directing these behaviors.

Mona Delahooke, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who has worked with children and families for over thirty years. Her book, Beyond Behaviors, received the 2020 Benjamin Franklin Book Award for Psychology.

Educators taking this course, through reading and research, will explore strategies to support students with behavioral challenges. Educators will investigate special topics and integrate new learning into their teaching environment.

This course is equivalent to 3 semester hours or 4.5 quarter hours. It is a graduate-level course intended for K-12 educators who have completed a bachelor’s degree. It is recommended that you receive board or district approval before registering with TPAI.

See reviews of the book at Amazon.com.

*You are responsible for purchasing your own course book.