Date: November 3rd, 2011, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Address: Churchill School, 301 East 29th Street, New York, NY 10016
The Flawless Foundation presents a Lecture with Dr. Stuart Ablon, Co – Author of “Treating Explosive Kids – The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach” and author of numerous articles, chapters and scientific papers on children with behavioral challenges.
Dr. Ablon, Ph.D. is Director of Think:Kids in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He is also Director of the Psychotherapy Research Program at MGH and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
About the Approach
“Adult/child power struggles can leave both parties frustrated with adults scratching their heads, wondering how it could have gone differently. Dr. Ablon offers a new way to understand and help kids. He describes a revolutionary approach that challenges conventional wisdom and may change your notion of what it means to be an authority figure to the children in your lives. This lecture will help you gain insight into children with behavioral challenges while learning techniques that can work in any setting to solve the everyday problems of educating, treating and parenting more collaborative kids.”
At the end of the presentation participants will be able to:
• Discuss how different explanations for and interpretations of explosive/noncompliant behavior can lead to dramatically different approaches to intervention.
• List the various cognitive skills that are central to complying, and to handling demands for flexibility and frustration tolerance.
• Discuss why conventional reward and punishment procedures may not be effective for many children and adolescents with explosive/noncompliant behavior.
• Describe a new philosophy and approach to working with children with behavioral challenges.