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Think:Kids - Tier 2 Collaborative Problem Solving® Training: August 1-3, 2018

Think:Kids at MGH: Collaborative Problem Solving®

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 8:30 AM - Friday, August 3, 2018 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Individual   more info Jul 23, 2018 $675.00 $0.00
Group Rate (3 or 4 registrants)   more info Jul 23, 2018 $625.00 $0.00
Group Rate (5 or more)   more info Jul 23, 2018 $575.00 $0.00

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Summer 2018
Tier 2 Collaborative Problem Solving® Training


Implementing the CPS approach
August 1- August 3, 2018
Somerville, MA

Think:Kids invites educators, residential program staff, mental health clinicians, parents 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. We are pleased to note that Dr. Ablon, founder of Think:Kids - the home of Collaborative Problem Solving- will be leading this training.

The Tier II training focuses on the assessment, planning and intervention components of the CPS approach.

This 2 ½ day symposium also provides CPS practitioners a community and a sounding board to troubleshoot issues and plan dynamic initiatives to address challenging behavior in the children we seek to support.


This intensive training is the next step in the pathway to fully integrating the CPS model. Professional development credits and group discounts are available.


Please note: participants must have completed the Tier I training more than 6 months prior to the start of Tier II.

 
During this interactive training you will:

  • Practice strategies for implementing the CPS approach in the most challenging situations
  • Learn how to teach the model to others
  • Address common resistances and a lack of "buy-in"
  • Understand when and how to use relational vs. didactic skills training

Additional learning includes:

  • The neurobiology underlying the Plan B approach
  • Fostering self-regulation through the relational process Plan B
  • Addressing systemic issues such as leadership during culture change
  • Enhancing communication structures
  • Integrating behavioral approaches and therapeutic models
  • Opportunities for continued learning and networking

Prerequisite: A 1-day Think:Kids  Introductory Training or the online Think:Kids Introductory Training, and the 2 1/2 day Think:Kids Intensive Tier 1 Training.

*Please note: 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.

About Your Think:Kids Tier 2 Trainer:

J. Stuart Ablon, PhD, Founder & Director of Think:Kids

Dr. Ablon is an expert in helping children and adolescents with challenging behaviors learn the skills they need to regulate their responses and manage their own behavior.  He is an engaging and widely sought-after speaker who trains parents, educators, clinicians and first responders in the Collaborative Problem Solving® (CPS) approach. Through his leadership, Think:Kids has developed communities of care across North America, most notably with the state of Oregon, the City of Ottawa, Canada, and Youth Villages, a U.S.-based non-profit that provides residential and in-home services to children and families in crisis.

In addition to his role as Director of Think:Kids in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Dr. Ablon is the Director of the MGH Psychotherapy Research Program and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. He also co-founded and served as co-director of the Center for Collaborative Problem Solving.

Dr. Ablon is the author of the books Changeable: The Surprising Science Behind Helping Anyone ChangeTreating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach, and The School Discipline Fix. He is also the author of numerous articles and research papers on the process and outcome of psychosocial interventions. He earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and completed pre- and post-doctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Schedule

Day 1 (Wed. Aug. 1st): 8:30 AM registration and breakfast, 9 AM - 5 PM training

Day 2 (Thurs.  Aug. 2nd): 9 AM - 5 PM

Day 3 (Fri.  Aug. 3rd): 9 AM - 1 PM

Lunch will be on your own on Day 1 and Day 2.

A Continental Breakfast will be served each day.

Breaks: There will be two 15-minute breaks on Day 1 and Day 2. On Day 3 there will be one 15-minute break. 

Accreditation

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.

Location Details

Training Address: Partners Healthcare Administrative Campus - Assembly Room B - 399 Revolution Drive Somerville, MA

Room Block/Hotel Options:

We have a room block under "ThinkKids"at La Quinta Inn & Suites in Somerville for the convenience of those who want to stay closeby.

La Quinta Boston/Somerville is within walking distance to our training, provides free parking, and is offering a discounted rate of $149 a night. Call (617) 625-5300 and identify yourself as a member of the Think:Kids reservation block to secure this discount.

Rooms can also be reserved at other area hotels, including: Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill (Somerville), Kendall Hotel, the Boston Marriott Cambridge, and the Courtyard Boston Cambridge.

Reserve rooms early to ensure availability.
Cancellation Policy: Non-refundable. Substitutions are permitted

                                             

Have questions about Think:Kids - Tier 2 Collaborative Problem Solving® Training: August 1-3, 2018? Contact Think:Kids at MGH: Collaborative Problem Solving®

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Partners Healthcare - Assembly Row Campus
399 Revolution Drive
Somerville, MA 02145

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 8:30 AM - Friday, August 3, 2018 at 1:00 PM (EDT)


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Think:Kids at MGH: Collaborative Problem Solving®


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 Collaborative Problem Solving approach avoids the use of power, control and motivational procedures and instead focuses on teaching kids the skills they need to succeed. #KidsDoWellifTheyCan

 

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