- Ablon, J. Stuart, PhD
This three day intensive training is intended for clinicians and educators interested in becoming proficient in an innovative and evidence-based approach to understanding and helping children and adolescents with behavioral challenges, called Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS). Participants with some prior exposure will learn to advance their skills in applying the model through a combination of didactic lectures, role-playing, videotape examples, case presentations, and breakout groups with topics of specific interest to clinicians and educators.
The Tier 2 Training builds on knowledge and skills implementing the Collaborative Problem Solving Approach. Participants will learn specific strategies for implementing the approach in the most challenging situations, how to teach the model to others, as well as gaining practice in both direct and indirect skills training. Additional topics will include: addressing common resistances, facilitating change in systems, the neuro-biological underpinnings, research findings, and combining of therapeutic models.
At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
1. Identify why traditional approaches may not be well suited to the needs of children with social, emotional and behavioral challenges.
2. Describe the philosophy of the Collaborative Problem Solving Approach
3. Write the five cognitive skills that are frequently lacking in kids with challenging behavior, and provide examples of each.
4. Describe the three plans for solving problems with children and what they can accomplish
Content and faculty subject to change.
DAY 1: Rethinking Challenging Kids/Assessment as Intervention
9:00am _ 10:45am
10:45am _ 11:00am
11:00am _ 12:30pm
Assessing Problems to be Solved and Skills to be Taught
12:30pm _ 1:30pm
1:30pm _ 3:15pm
Monitoring Integrity of Assessment Process
1:30pm _ 3:15pm
3:30pm _ 5:00pm
Teaching the Three Plans
DAY 2:Plan B Practice and Troubleshooting
9:00am _ 10:15am
Teaching Ingredients of Plan B
10:15am _ 10:30am
10:30am _ 12:15pm
Plan B Preparation
12:15pm _ 1:15pm
1:15pm _ 3:00pm
Monitoring Integrity of Plan B
3:00pm _ 3:15pm
3:15pm _ 4:30pm
Breakout Practice: Plan B
4:30pm _ 5:00pm
DAY 3: Direct Skill Instruction and Systemic Implementation
9:00am _ 10:30am
Problem Solving as Skills Training
10:30am _ 10:45am
10:45am _ 12:30pm
Handling Common Concerns/Misperceptions
12:30pm _ 1:00pm
Next Steps and Resources
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
This program is intended for: Psychiatrists, Psychologist, Mental Health clinicians, social workers, educators, parents
Live Event Date:February 5-7, 2020
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this live event for a maximum of 16.75AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Psychologists CE Credit
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 16.75 continuing education credit for psychologists.
The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers
his program has been approved for 15.25 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 NumberD 81264
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number ofpsychologist creditsassociated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in whichpsychologist creditsmay or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
J. Stuart Ablon, Ph.D. Director of Think:Kids at MGH
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