Think:Kids will bring together parents and professionals at our First Annual Conference on October 17th, 2015. We invite anyone who is passionate about the Collaborative Problem Solving approach or wants to learn more. Those who are new to the approach are welcome to attend. A special keynote address will be given by Jerome Kagan, Ph.D., a luminary figure in the field of developmental psychology and the forefather of temperament research.
8:40am-8:50am: Think:Kids Update (Dr. J. Stuart Ablon)
8:50am-10:00am: Keynote Address: Patterns in Human Development (Dr. Jerome Kagan)
Session 1 Breakouts: (Theme: Plan B Troubleshooting)
- Introduction to Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS): Philosophy and Assessment (Dr. Tai Katzenstein)
- Troubleshooting: Beyond the Plan B Basics (Dr. Stuart Ablon, Dr. Larry Epstein, Ben Stich, and Dr. Aude Henin)
Session 2 Breakouts: (Theme: Collaborative Problem Solving and Lagging Skills)
- Introduction to Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS): The Three Plans (Dr. Staurt Ablon)
- Helping Bright Kids who Can’t Keep Up: (Dr. Ellen Braaten)
- When Excessive Worry Gets in the Way: (Dr. Aude Henin)
- Helping Kids Regulate so They Can Relate and Reason: (Jennifer Boggett-Carsjens, OTR and Dr. Larry Epstein)
Session 3 Breakouts: (Theme: CPS in Real Life)
- Introduction to Collaborative Problem Solving: Plan B (Dr. Stuart Ablon)
- Psychiatric Medications and Collaborative Problem Solving: What to Consider? (Dr. Tanishia Choice)
- Building Bridges: Advocating for Your Child at School (Joan Toussaint and Dr. Larry Epstein)
- Evaluating Outcomes Related to Collaborative Problem Solving: Workshop and Poster Session(Dr. Alisha Pollastri)
Continuing Education Units/Accreditation:
Psychologists: An application has been submitted to The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education of psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program. This offering meets the criteria for 7 continuing education credits for psychologists.
Teachers: A certificate of attendance will be issued for 7 contact hours that can be submitted to the Massachusetts Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education for approval with another training (3 hours or greater). (PDPs can only be issued for a single or multiple trainings that are a minimum of 10 contact hours).
Social Workers: An application has been submitted to the Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Workfor 7 Social Work Continuing Education hours. Please contact us at email@example.com for the status of social work CE accreditation.
Licensed Mental Health Counselors: An application has been submitted to the MMCEP for 7 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.
Microsoft NERD Center - Horace Mann Room - 1 Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA
Location website: https://microsoftnewengland.com/About
Microsoft New England (MSNE) is a major center for technical innovation and research. Located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts, the MSNE campus includes two buildings—One Memorial Drive and the recently renovated One Cambridge Center. At the core of MSNE is the Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD). NERD is a world-renowned research and software development center, and is home to teams working on critical products and services like Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft SQL. NERD also serves as a center of gravity for the local tech community, having hosted more than 1,000 events and welcomed more than 100,000 visitors since opening in 2008.
Travel by T: On the T, take the Red Line to the Kendall/MIT stop. Walk straight up Main Street toward the Longfellow Bridge (past the Post Office, Bank of America). You will see the Parking Garage on your right, Take a right and you can enter the building from the side. Approximately a 5 minute walk.
Parking: We recommend that you take advantage of public transportation (www.mbta.com) if possible, as parking in the area can be costly ($18-$40 per day). To check the rates of nearby lots/garages, go to: Boston Best Parking/Cambridge. The building is located on Memorial Drive near the intersection with Main Street. Click here for directions to the conference center.
Room Reservations: Rooms can be reserved at area hotels, including: the Kendall Hotel, the Liberty Hotel, Boston Marriott Cambridge, the Courtyard Boston Cambridge, the Residence Inn and The Boxer Hotel (617-624-0202). Be sure to let them know that you are attending a Mass General Training and ask if they offer MGH discounted rates! Reserve early to ensure availability.
Cancelation Policy: Non-refundable. Substitutions are permitted.
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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 kids the skills they need to succeed.