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. Larry Epstein and Think:Kids Staff. 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 received Tier 1 training and are interested in becoming more proficient in the CPS approach. The Training will take place at the Simches Conference Center located at 185 Cambridge Street in Boston, MA.
*Tier 1 and Tier 2 cannot be taken during the same summer or winter. A minimum of six months is required between Tier 1 and Tier 2 training so that participants have an opportunity to apply and practice what they learn.
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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 1 Training.
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Day 1 (Wed. Feb. 25th): 8:30am registration and breakfast, 9:00am-5:00pm training
Day 2 (Thur. Feb. 26th): 9:00am-5:00pm
Day 3 (Fri. Feb. 27th): 9:00am-1:00pm
Breaks & Lunch: There will be a mid-morning and mid-afternoon break on Day 1 and Day 2. Lunch will be on your own on both Day 1 and Day 2 . On Day 3 there will be a mid-morning break.
Educators: An application has been submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for 16 PDPs
Psychologists: The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This offering meets the criteria for X Continuing Education (CE) credit(s) for psychologists.
Licensed Mental Health Counselors: This training has been approved by MMCEP for 16 continuing education credits.
Social Workers: This training has been approved by 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.
Location website: Simches Conference Center, Room 3110, 185 Cambridge St., Boston, MA
Travel/Parking: We recommend that you take advantage of public transportation (www.mbta.com) 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: www.bestparking.com . 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 ($18/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 about $50/day and we are unable to provide vouchers.
Room Reservations: Rooms can be reserved at area hotels, including: the Liberty Hotel (866) 507-5245, Wyndham-Beacon Hill (617)-742-7630, Onyx Hotel (617) 557-9955 and the Boxer Hotel (617) 624-0202 (sold out). Be sure to ask if they offer MGH discounted rates! Reserve early to ensure availability.
Cancellation Policy: Non-refundable. Substitutions are permitted.
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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