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Think Differently: A New Approach for Parenting, Teaching and Treating Children with Behavioral Challenges

Think:Kids at MGH

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)

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Individual
Registration includes fee for continuing education credits. **Select "Show other payment options" to pay by check or to be invoiced. Our W9 will be sent with the invoice.
Nov 1, 2016 $169.00 $0.00
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Nov 1, 2016 $159.00 $0.00
Group Rate (5+)   more info Nov 1, 2016 $149.00 $0.00

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Think Differently: A New Approach for Parenting, Teaching and Treating Children with Behavioral Challenges

Sponsored by the Natick Public Schools

Wilson Middle School ● 22 Rutledge Rd  Natick, MA

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016   8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

 

OVERVIEW

Think:Kids, a program in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), has partnered with Principal Kirk Downing of Brown Elementary and the Natick Public Schools to offer a one-day training program featuring Dr. Larry Epstein. This one-day introductory training provides a foundation for professionals and parents interested in learning the evidence-based approach to understanding and helping children and adolescents with behavioral challenges called Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS). This training serves as the prerequisite for our professional intensive training seminars (Tier 1 and Tier 2). 

The CPS approach provides a new way of understanding and helping kids who struggle with behavioral challenges. Challenging behavior has traditionally been thought of as willful and goal oriented which has led to approaches that focus on motivating better behavior using reward and punishment programs. If you’ve tried these strategies and they haven’t worked, this workshop is for you! At Think:Kids we have some very different ideas about why these kids struggle.

Research over the past 30 years demonstrates that for the majority of these kids their challenges result from a lack of crucial thinking skills when it comes to things like problem solving, frustration tolerance and flexibility. The CPS approach, therefore, focuses on helping adults teach the skills these children lack while resolving the chronic problems that tend to precipitate challenging behavior. Through lecture, videos, case examples and role plays this one-day training will help you shift your thinking and approach to foster positive relationships with these children and encourage growth in areas of self-regulation, communication and problem solving. 

PRESENTER

Larry Epstein, Ph.D., is Director of Training and Implementation at Think:Kids, Assistant in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Clinical Instructor in Psychology the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Epstein has extensive experience utilizing and teaching the Collaborative Problem Solving across a variety of settings including educational and clinical programs and outpatient practice. For 17 years before joining Think:Kids, 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. He is also a nationally certified bullying prevention trainer and helped found the non-profit organization Creating Caring Communities.

 

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.

 

AGENDA

9:00-10:30

Philosophy and the Power of Conventional Wisdom

10:30-10:45

Break

10:45-12:00

Pathways to Challenging Behavior: Identifying Triggers and Lagging Thinking Skills

12:00-1:00

Lunch (on your own)

1:00-2:15

The Plans: Your Three Options for Responding to Problems

2:15-2:30

Break

2:30-3:30

Plan B: Solving Problems and Teaching Skills Collaboratively

3:30-4:00

Question and Answer / Further Resources 

 

Details

Fee

Individual Rate, $169. Group Rate, $159 for 2+ and $149 for 5+

If you would like to pay by check, or be invoiced: Select the amount of  tickets you would like to purchase, then select "Show other payment methods" located under group rate and then "pay offline". Ysis will email you an invoice to process your Purchase Order or check.

Location

This training will take place at the Wilson Middle School Auditorium located at 22 Rutledge Rd, Natick, MA 01760

Deadline

No walk-ins accepted, please register early!

Cancellations

Non-refundable. Substitutions are permitted.

Questions

For questions regarding the training or assistance with your registration or payment please contact Ysis Moreria at 617-643-9331, training@thinkkids.org

 

Continuing Education Units

Accreditation

Psychologists:An application for psychologist continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at training@thinkkids.org for the status of psychologist CE credits.
Teachers: A certificate of attendance will be issued for 5.5 contact hours that can be submitted to the Massachusetts Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education for approval with another training (4.5 hours or greater). (PDPs can only be issued for a single or multiple trainings that are a minimum of 10 contact hours). 
Social Workers: This program has been approved for 5.5 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work.
Licensed Mental Health Counselors: This training has been approved by MMCEP for 5.5 continuing education hours.
Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Other: A Certificate of Attendance will be provided which can be submitted to the corresponding professional organization for consideration.

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Wilson Middle School
22 Rutledge Rd
Natick, MA 01760

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)


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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 kids the skills they need to succeed.

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