Think:Kids Introductory Training in Sharon, MA
Think:Kids, a program in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), has partnered with the Sharon Middle School to offer a one-day training program featuring Dr. Tai Katzenstein and Dr. Larry Epstein. This one-day introductory training provides a foundation for professionals and parents interested in learning the evidence-based approach to understanding and helping children and adolescents with behavioral challenges called Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS). This training serves as the prerequisite for our professional intensive training seminars (Tier 1 and Tier 2).
Think Differently: A New Approach for Parenting, Teaching and Treating Children with Behavioral Challenges
Thursday, June 11th, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)
Temple Sinai | Sharon, MA
Presenters: Dr. Tai Katzenstein and Dr. Larry Epstein
Please contact Ysis Moreira at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-643-9331 if you have any questions regarding the training seminars above.
The CPS approach provides a new way of understanding and helping kids who struggle with behavioral challenges. Challenging behavior has traditionally been thought of as willful and goal oriented which has led to approaches that focus on motivating better behavior using reward and punishment programs. If you've tried these strategies and they haven't worked, this workshop is for you!
At Think:Kids we have some very different ideas about why these kids struggle. Research over the past 30 years demonstrates that for the majority of these kids their challenges result from a lack of crucial thinking skills when it comes to things like problem solving, frustration tolerance and flexibility. The CPS approach, therefore, focuses on helping adults teach the skills these children lack while resolving the chronic problems that tend to precipitate challenging behavior. Through lecture, videos, case examples and role plays this one-day training will help you shift your thinking and approach to foster positive relationships with these children and encourage growth in areas of self-regulation, communication and problem solving.