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Think:Kids Introductory Training at Wayland Middle School

Think:Kids at MGH

Friday, November 15, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EST)

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Event Details

 

Parenting, Teaching and Treating Challenging Kids:

The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach

 

Wayland Middle School ● 210 Main Street ● Wayland, MA (Route 27)

 

Friday, November 15th, 2013

8:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.  

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

 

            Think:Kids and the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) are pleased to offer a one-day training program featuring Dr. J. Stuart Ablon. 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 and advanced parent training. 

            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.

 

WORKSHOP PRESENTER

 

J. Stuart Ablon, Ph.D., is the Director of Think:Kids in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ablon co-founded the Center for Collaborative Problem Solving where he also served as Co-Director from its inception until 2008. Dr. Ablon is co-author of Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach and author of numerous articles, chapters and scientific paperson the process and outcome of psychosocial interventions. A dynamic and engaging speaker, Dr. Ablon was recently ranked #5 on the list of the world's top rated keynote speakers in the academic arena.
Dr. Ablon's research has been funded by, amongst others, the National Institute of Health, the American Psychological Association, the American Psychoanalytic Association, the International Psychoanalytic Association, the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Institute, and the Endowment for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. Dr. Ablon received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and completed his predoctoral and postdoctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ablon trains parents, educators, and clinicians and consults to schools and treatment programs throughout the world on the the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) approach.

 

WORKSHOP AGENDA

 

8:00-8:30

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30-10:00

Philosophy and the Power of Conventional Wisdom

10:00-10:15

Break

10:15-11:30

Pathways to Challenging Behavior: Identifying Triggers and Lagging Thinking Skills

11:30-12:30

Lunch (on your own)

12:30-1:45

The Plans: Your Three Options for Responding to Problems

1:45-2:00

Break

2:00-3:00

Plan B: Solving Problems and Teaching Skills Collaboratively

3:00-3:30

Question and Answer / Further Resources

 

WORKSHOPREGISTRATION: at www.thinkkids.org/trainings

 

Fee

Professional Rate: $129/person

Registration includes fee for continuing education credits. Select "Show other payment options"to pay by check or to be invoiced.     

Parent Rate…$119/person                

Accreditation

 Psychologists: The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing medical education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This offering meets the criteria for 5.5 Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists.

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 training has been approved for 5.5 credit hours in accordance with the regulations of the Board of Registration of Social Workers, 258 CMR 31.00.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors: An application has been submitted to 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 correspondingprofessional organization for consideration.

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 and payment please contact Kristen Halliday at           617-643-3061 or klhalliday@partners.org.

 

Have questions about Think:Kids Introductory Training at Wayland Middle School? Contact Think:Kids at MGH

When & Where


Wayland Middle School
210 Main Street
Wayland, MA 01778

Friday, November 15, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EST)


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Think:Kids at MGH

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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