Master Series in Clinical Practice
Jointly sponsored by The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Major Teaching Hospital of Harvard Medical School; Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute; and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.
The Master Series affords the chance to spend a complete day with leaders in our field to consider the unique perspective each speaker brings to the challenging dilemmas in both theory and practice. We hope that you will consider joining us for the entire series at a reduced tuition or choose the programs most relevant to your own practice.
Ross Greene, PhD, instructor
Dr. Greene's approach
to understanding and helping behaviorally challenging kids was first described
in his book, The Explosive Child, and more recently in his book, Lost
at School. Based on research in the neurosciences over the past 30-40
years, his empirically-supported model posits that challenging behavior is the
result of lagging cognitive skills, especially in the domains of
flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem-solving. The model
helps adults and kids collaboratively solve the problems precipitating
challenging behavior, while simultaneously teaching lagging skills. The model,
which represents a dramatic departure from conventional wisdom and practice,
has been found to be highly effective in an array of settings, including
families, general and special education schools, therapeutic group homes, and
inpatient, residential, and juvenile detention facilities. Participants in this
workshop will leave with an understanding of the underpinnings of Dr. Greene's
model, along with practical assessment and intervention tools that can be
brought back to and used in these diverse settings.
Upon completion of
the program, the student will be able to:
· Describe how different explanations for and
interpretations of challenging behavior in kids can lead to dramatically
different approaches to intervention, and why conventional reward and
punishment procedures may not be effective for many challenging kids
· Identify and assess the various cognitive
skills that are central to adaptively handling life’s social, emotional, and
· Identify and prioritize unsolved problems
precipitating challenging behavior
· Describe the three basic mechanisms by
which adults handle unsolved problems and unmet expectations in kids (Plans A,
B, and C) and what is accomplished by each, and the three steps or
“ingredients” of Plan B
· Describe how to effectively implement Plan
B to solve problems, teach skills, and reduce the frequency and intensity of
Program Code: MS62
6 CE/CME Credits
Location: at MSPP, Newton
Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., is
the originator of the Collaborative Problem Solving approach and author of the
books The Explosive Child and Lost at School. He is also
Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical
School, on the professional staff at the Cambridge Health Alliance, adjunct
Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech, and
Senior Lecturer in the school psychology program in the Department of
Education at Tufts University. Dr. Greene is the founder of the non-profit Lives
in the Balance, which aims to disseminate the CPS model through no-cost
web-based programming and provide support to and advocacy on behalf of
caregivers of behaviorally challenging kids.
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