Think Differently: A New Approach for Parenting, Teaching and Treating Children with Behavioral Challenges
- Family & Education
- Morse Institute Library, Natick MA
COLLABORATING WITH SCHOOLS
A New Think:Kids Training Series
Wednesday mornings, 10:00-11:30 A.M.
November 14th, November 28th, December 5th, & December 12th
Location: 151 Merrimac Street, 5th floor, Boston, MA 02114
We would like to invite you to take advantage of our new Think:Kids Training Series, Collaborating with Schools! This four-session training, presented by Larry Epstein, Ph.D., Director of School-Based Services at Think:Kids, is intended for parents who have prior knowledge of the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) Approach. The focus of the sessions will be on learning how to work collaboratively with your child’s school to achieve a shared understanding of your child and to facilitate durable, effective interventions within the school setting. The training will take place in our new, expanded space at 151 Merrimac Street, 5th floor.
Be sure to regsiter immediately, to ensure your space! We are limiting the group to a maximum of eight parents to ensure adequate time to address needs and concerns of participants.
The fee for the 4 session training series is $99 for one parent and $149 for two parents. The fee must be paid in full prior to the first session. We regret that given the educational nature of the program, it is not billable to insurance.
About the Presenter
Dr. Larry Epstein, Ph.D., is Director of School-Based Services at Think:Kids. He is also an Assistant in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at MGH and Clinical Instructor in Psychology the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Epstein has extensive experience utilizing and teaching the Think:Kids approach across avariety of settings including educational and clinical programs and outpatient practice. He has trained numerous parents, teachers, administrators, mental health and support staff in the approach. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Epstein spent several years as a classroom teacher, while also overseeing implementation of the Think:Kids approach in a general education setting.
For the past 17 years, Dr. Epstein worked for the Cherry Creek School District in Denver, Colorado during which time he helped develop the district’s intensive treatment program for students with significant behavioral challenges. Dr. Epstein also served as a member of the district social-emotional-behavioral services team, where he assisted numerous schools to implement systemic behavior programs while at the same time consulting with these schools regarding their most challenging students.
Dr. Epstein has a particular passion for helping schools implement systemic behavioral interventions and has published extensively on this topic. He is also a nationally certified bullying prevention trainer and helped found the non-profit organization Creating Caring Communities, where he served as Board President. He has also has spent the past several years helping schools implement behavior interventions thatare culturally responsive.
Dr. Epstein received his Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver and completed his internship at The Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado.
Think:Kids teaches a revolutionary, evidence-based approach for helping children with behavioral challenges. Through training, support and clinical services, we promote the understanding that challenging kids lack the skill, not the will, to behave well – specifically skills related to problem solving, flexibility and frustration tolerance. Unlike traditional models of discipline, our approach avoids the use of power, control and motivational procedures and instead focuses on teaching at-risk kids the skills they need to succeed.
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