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Think:Kids Tier 1 Online- August 4,6,11, & 13 CEU/PDP Training

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Tier 1 Collaborative Problem Solving® Online Training

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Tier 1 Collaborative Problem Solving® Training

Online Training via Zoom; 4-sessions:

  • Tuesday, August 4th: 11:30am-4pm EST / 8:30am-1pm PST
  • Thursday, August 6th: 11:30am-4pm EST / 8:30am-1pm PST
  • Tuesday, August 11th: 11:30am-4pm EST / 8:30am-1pm PST
  • Thursday, August 13th: 11:30am-4pm EST / 8:30am-1pm PST

This summer is a great time to take the next step in your training of Collaborative Problem Solving® (CPS) and remotely learn from the convenience of your own home! Join our new online Tier 1- Intensive Training in Collaborative Problem Solving. Seats are limited.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • When registering, you are signing up for all four days. Attendance is required for each day as the learning builds upon the previous session's content.
  • All participants must join via their own device. If joining as a group, each person should be on an individual device.

Think:Kids along with presenters, Jordan Spikes and Randi Cooper, M.Ed invite parents, educators, residential program staff, mental health clinicians, and anyone who is living with or helping kids with challenging behavior to learn more about Collaborative Problem Solving® (CPS), the revolutionary, evidence-based approach for helping children develop the skills they need to manage their behavior.

Tier 1 training covers all aspects of the CPS approach including assessment, planning and intervention components. Training materials, breakout sessions, and opportunities for questions and answers will be a part of this highly-interactive, web-based experience.

This online training also introduces you to a community of CPS-practioners and a sounding board to troubleshoot issues and plan dynamic initiatives to address challenging behavior in the children we seek to support.

During this interactive training you will:

  • Identify why traditional approaches may not be well suited to the needs of children with social, emotional and behavioral challenges.
  • Describe the philosophy of the Collaborative Problem Solving® approach.
  • Identify the five cognitive skills that are frequently lacking in kids with challenging behaviors.
  • Identify and list “problems to be solved” for a youth.

Additional learning includes:

  • Explain and discuss the concept of “skill not will.”
  • Revise expectations for youth that are realistic and age-appropriate
  • Identify environmental accommodations to support skills training for youth
  • Compare the three primary interventions against the different goals of intervention

Is this course for me?

This course is intended for parents, educators, residential program staff, mental health clinicians, and anyone who is living with or helping kids with challenging behaviors interested in using Collaborative Problem Solving® (CPS), the revolutionary, evidence-based approach for helping children develop the skills they need to manage their behavior. For professionals needing accredited training, Think:Kids/MGH is an Accredited Provider of Continuing Education Units and Professional Development Points for various disciplines.

Prerequisite: Any prior exposure to Collaborative Problem Solving® including: attending a CPS Introductory Training, a CPS Parent Group, reading Dr. Ablon's books or watching Dr. Ablon's Ted Talk or Flawless Foundation videos.

About Your Think:Kids Online Tier 1 Trainers:

Jordan Spikes, is a Clinical Trainer and Consultant at Think:Kids, providing training and coaching for individuals and organizations interested in implementing CPS in their systems. He earned a BS in Psychology from Oregon State University and has worked in the mental health and special education arenas as a front-line staff, coach and administrator for more than 12 years. With a goal of shifting mindsets away from conventional “people choosing to misbehave” to a neurobiologically-guided mindset of viewing behavioral challenges as a form of learning disorder, Jordan joins with educators, parents, and caregivers in the responsibility of teaching individuals the necessary skills to meet daily, real-world expectations.

Randi Cooper, M.Ed, is a Clinical Trainer and Consultant for Think:Kids. In her role she provides coaching/consultation and training in the Collaborative Problem Solving model in a diverse range of settings and systems of care. She is passionate about supporting parents and professionals in shifting their mindset in how they view individuals with challenging behavior by viewing it through the CPS lens.

In addition to her work at Think:Kids, Randi is a Behavior Specialist and Special Educator with 16 years experience working with students who display challenging behavior. More than seven years ago, she fully implemented CPS in her self-contained behavior class with excellent results: a significant reduction in chronic challenging behavior and the development of healthy relationships with students and parents.Randi has also worked as a Behavior Specialist and Think:Kids Certified Professional Trainer for NW Regional Education Service District in Hillsboro, OR and in a special behavior school for developmentally delayed students who lived in residential group home.

Think:Kids/MGH is an Accredited Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEU) and Professional Development Points (PDP)

Educators: We are approved by 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 16 Continuing Education (CE) credit(s) for psychologists. Please contact us at thinkkidstrainings@partners.org for the status of psychologist CE credits.

Social Workers: This training has been approved by the NASW Collaborative of Boston College and Simmons College for 16 continuing education credits.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors: This training has been approved by MMCEP 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.

Training Cancellation Policy: Non-refundable. Substitutions are permitted.

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