Parenting, Teaching and Treating Challenging Kids

Price: $120.00
Ablon J. Stuart Ablon, PhD.

Director, Think:Kids
Department of Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital

This self-paced online course provides a comprehensive and multi-layered introduction to Think:Kids version of the collaborative problem-solving model.

Dr.Ablon is the co-founder of the Center for Collaborative Problem Solving, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and the author of Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach.

Think:Kids is being implemented statewide (Oregon), in regional residential programs (eastern Ontario), as well as in-patient units and schools around the world.  Is it time for you to consider adopting the Think:Kids approach?
About the Course

This course provides a thorough and often provocative first immersion in Think:Kids, a research-supported approach to helping children with behavioral challenges.  It is presented over several modules as a sequence of brief and focused segments in video, narrated slide shows and audio.  Each segment has its own forum for commenting, raising questions and even posting media files, so even though this is  self-paced learning, there is ample opportunity to interact with peers and others in the Think:Kids community.

The course covers both Assessment (Think:Kids-style) and Treatment (what do you know about Indirect Instruction?).  There are numerous case examples, used to illustrate important points for every component of the model.  We also use humor.  It's serious business, but that doesn't mean an edgy cartoon can't help make a point.

As the first step in the Think:Kids Certification process, this introductory training is a pre-requisite for any of our Intensive 3-day Trainings.  The requirement can be met in this, online, format, or through an in-person full-day Introductory workshop.

8 CE credit hours

Who Should Sign Up?

Marriage and Family Therapists
Speech-Language Pathologists
Behavioral Analysts


$120, includes unlimited access to the course -- you can come back and review any of the material at any time with no expiration