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Solving Problems Collaboratively: Helping Kids with Social, Emotional and Behavioral Challenges

Jun 28, 2013 8:45 am -
Jun 28, 2013 4:30 pm

Event Description

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 behavioral challenges

· 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 challenging behavior 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.

Register for multiple programs at the same time and save!

Use the appropriate discount code (below) during checkout to receive proper discount.

Note: We suggest that you write down the appropriate discount code noted in red so that you have it available during the registration checkout process.

Cost per program 1 program 2 programs* 3 programs*
Doctoral Level Professionals
$225 each
$195 each
$185 each
Master’s Level Professionals
$195 each
$175 each
$165 each
Fellows, Interns, Students,
Unemployed & Retired Professionals
$115 each
$100 each
$85 each

*Only for Master Series attendees who register for multiple dates at the same time.

Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Master Series (Clinical)
Early registration ends on Sep 18, 2012.
Regular registration starts on Sep 19, 2012 and ends on Jun 17, 2013.
Late registration starts on Jun 18, 2013.


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Doctoral Level Professionals
Member Fee: $225.00$225.00$225.00
Non-Member Fee: $225.00$225.00$225.00
 Master's Level Professionals
Member Fee: $195.00$195.00$195.00
Non-Member Fee: $195.00$195.00$195.00
 Fellow's, Interns, Students, Unemployed & Retired Professionals
Member Fee: $115.00$115.00$115.00
Non-Member Fee: $115.00$115.00$115.00

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