- J. Stuart Ablon, PhD
Think:Kids and the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital are pleased to offer an online training program featuring Dr. J. Stuart Ablon. This 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 online training serves as the prerequisite for our professional intensive training.
The CPS approach provides a way of understanding and helping kids who struggle with behavioral challenges. Challenging behavior is 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 online training 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.
This training is designed to allow you to learn at your own pace. You must complete the modules sequentially, but you can take your time with the content as your schedule allows. Additional resources for each module provide you with the opportunity for further development. Discussion boards for each module allow you to discuss concepts and your own experiences with other participants. Faculty from the Think:Kids program monitor the boards and offer their point of view.
At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Shift thinking and approach to foster positive relationships with children
- Reduce challenging behavior
- Foster proactive, rather than reactive interventions
- Teach skills related to self-regulation, communication and problem solving
This program is intended for: Parents, clinicians, educators, allied mental health professionals, and direct care staff.
Director, Think:Kids, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
Director, Psychotherapy Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
All care Providers: $149
Refunds will be issued for requests received within 5 business days of purchase, but an administrative fee of $35 will be deducted from your refund. No refunds will be made thereafter. Additionally, no refunds will be made for individuals who claim CME or credit, regardless of when they request a refund.
|Review of Philosophy|
|Limitations of Motivational Approaches|
|The Shift in Thinking: Behavioral Challenges as Learning Disability|
|Identifying Problems to be Solved|
|Five Domains of Thinking Skills|
|Review of Three Plans and their Goals|
|Prioritizing and Planning|
|Proactive vs. Emergency Plan B|
|Ingredients of Plan B|
|Problem Solving as Skills Training|
|Emergency Plan B|
|Group Plan B|
|Implementation in Systems|
|Research on CPS Across Settings|
Through the duration of the course, the faculty moderator will respond to any clinical questions that are submitted to the interactive discussion board. The faculty moderator for this course will be:
J. Stuart Ablon, PhD
***Please note that discussion boards are reviewed on a regular basis, and responses to all questions will be posted within one week of receipt.***
Release Date: May 7, 2014
Expiration Date: May 7, 2015
To receive credit for this activity, listen to the presentations and complete the post-test and activity evaluation.
AMA PRA credit is not being issued for this course.
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 3 Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists.
Social Workers: This program has been approved for 3 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D 61675-E.
Licensed Mental Health Counselors: This educational activity has been certified by MMCEP and is approved as a Continuing Education activity for Licensed Mental Health Counselors for 3 contact hours in Category 1. The CE Authorization Number is 14-0285.
Educators: Think:Kids is a Professional Development Provider for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. A certificate of attendance will be issued for 3 contact hours to those completing this course. PDPS can only be issued for a single training that meets the 10 contact hour minimum.
Faculty Disclosure Statements
In accord with the disclosure policy of Partners HealthCare System as well as guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), planners, speakers and/or their spouse/partner or anyone who may have an influence on the content of the activity have been asked to disclose any relationship they or their spouse/partner have to companies producing pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, devices, etc. that may be germane to the content of their presentation. Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias, but provides participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a given presentation.
Resolution of Conflicts of Interest (COI)
Partners HealthCare System has implemented a process to resolve potential COIs for this CME activity to help ensure content objectivity, independence, fair balance and ensure that the content is aligned with the interest of the public.
The following planners and/or their spouse/partner have reported no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest:
Tristan Gorrindo, MD
Jane Pimental, MPH
Susan Sprich, MD, Reviewer
The following speakers and/or their spouse/partner have reported no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest:
J. Stuart Ablon, PhD
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