Tier 2 Intensive Training
for Parents and Professionals
February 3rd-5th, 2016
This winter 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. The Training will take place at the Microsoft New England Research Design center in the Horace Mann Meeting Room in Cambridge, MA.
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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.
About our Presenter:
J. Stuart Ablon, Ph.D., is the Director of Think:Kids in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ablon co-founded the Center for Collaborative Problem Solving where he also served as Co-Director from its inception until 2008. Dr. Ablon is co-author of Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach and author of numerous articles, chapters and scientific paperson the process and outcome of psychosocial interventions. A dynamic and engaging speaker, Dr. Ablon was recently ranked #5 on the list of the world's top rated keynote speakers in the academic arena. Dr. Ablon's research has been funded by, amongst others, the National Institute of Health, the American Psychological Association, the American Psychoanalytic Association, the International Psychoanalytic Association, the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Institute, and the Endowment for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. Dr. Ablon received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and completed his predoctoral and postdoctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ablon trains parents, educators, and clinicians and consults to schools and treatment programs throughout the world on the the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) approach.
Day 1 (Wed. Feb. 3th): 8:30am registration and breakfast, 9:00am-5:00pm training
Day 2 (Thur. Feb. 4th): 9:00am-5:00pm
Day 3 (Fri. Feb. 5th): 9:00am-1:00pm
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 fifteen minute breaks on Day 1 and Day 2. On Day 3 there will be one fifteen minute break.
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.
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 | Microsoft NERD Center | Horace Mann
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.
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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