Stuart Ablon, PhD.
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
and the author of Treating
Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach.
being implemented statewide (Oregon), in regional residential programs
Ontario), as well as in-patient units and schools around the world.
Is it time for
you to consider adopting the Think:Kids approach?
provides a thorough and often provocative
first immersion in Think:Kids, a
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
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.
Who Should Sign Up?
unlimited access to the course -- you can come back and review any of
the material at any time with no expiration
is the home page for the Introductory
growing body of research supports Think:Kids version of collaborative
problem-solving as an evidence-based approach.