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Think:Kids Summer Tier 2 Training

Think:Kids at MGH

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Friday, August 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

Think:Kids Summer Tier 2 Training

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Individual Ended $645.00 $0.00
Group Rate (3 or 4 registrants)   more info Ended $595.00 $0.00
Group Rate (5 or more)   more info Ended $545.00 $0.00

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Summer 2013

Tier 2 Intensive Training

for Clinicians and Educators

August 7th-9th, 2013


This summer Think:Kids and the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) are pleased to offer our Tier 2 Intensive Training featuring Dr. Stuart Ablon and Dr. Larry Epstein.  Think:Kids promotes an innovative and evidence-based approach to understanding and helping children and adolescents with behavioral challenges called Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS). This two and a half day intensive training is intended for mental health clinicians and educators who have some prior exposure and are interested in becoming more proficient in the CPS approach



Conference Content

Focusing on:

  • Learning specific strategies for implementing the approach in the most challenging situations.
  • Learning how to teach the model to others.
  • Understanding when to use indirect (implicit) vs. direct (explicit) skills training.
  • Practicing both indirect and direct skills training with personalized feedback from trainers.

Additional Topics Include:

  • Addressing common resistances and a lack of “buy-in” amongst staff.
  • Leadership during culture change.
  • Enhancing communication structures.
  • Combining behavioral approaches and therapeutic models.
  • Facilitating shift from reactive to proactive interventions.
  • Research findings.
  • Opportunities for continued learning and networking.



Prerequisite: A one-day Think:Kids  Introductory Training or the online Think:Kids Introductory Training.  And the two-and-a-half day Think:Kids Intensive Tier 2 Training.


Additional Details


Day 1: 8:30am registration and breakfast, 9:00am-5:00pm training

Day 2: 10:00am-5:00pm

Day 3: 9:00am-1:00pm


Educators: This training has been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for 16 PDPs

Psychologists: Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education of psychologists, and maintains responsibility for this program. An application has been submitted for 16 continuing education credits.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors: An application has been submitted to the MMCEP for 16 continuing education credits.

Social Workers: An application has been submitted to the NASW Collaborative of Boston College and Simmons College for 16 continuing education credits.

Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Other: A certificate of attendance will be provided for 16 units which can be submitted to the corresponding professional organization for consideration.

Travel/Parking: We recommend that you take advantage of public transportation ( if possible, as parking in the area can be costly. The building is located a short distance from the: T-Red Line, Charles Street; Commuter Rail, North Station; and the T-Green Line and Orange Line, North Station. To check rates of area lots/garages, go to: . You will need to enter "West End" neighborhood to search or click here for a PDF showing typical daily parking rates* in the area. The building is located  on Cambridge Street near the intersection with Blossom Street. The North Station garage ($15/day, in by 9am out by 6pm) or lots in the North Station area tend to be the least costly and are only a short work to the training location. From North Station you can walk up Staniford Street and turn right at William O'Connell Way (just past 50 Staniford Street) where you can access walkway to Charles River Plaza. The building will then be on your right, just past the CVS. Please note: The MGH garages and Charles River Parking will likely be aout $40/day and we are unable to provide vouchers.

Room Reservations: Rooms can be reserved at area hotels, including: the Liberty Hotel (866) 507-5245, Holiday Inn –Beacon Hill (617) 742-7630, Onyx Hotel (617) 557-9955 and the Bulfinch Hotel (617) 624-0202. Be sure to ask if they offer MGH discounted rates! Reserve early to ensure availability.

Cancelation Policy: Non-refundable. Substitutions are permitted. Further Information and Registration: Visit our training site at for further information and to download a registration form.

Questions: Email: or call Beth Edelstein at (617) 643-9331.

Have questions about Think:Kids Summer Tier 2 Training? Contact Think:Kids at MGH

When & Where

Simches Conference Room
185 Cambridge St
Boston, MA 02114

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Friday, August 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

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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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