Rethinking Challenging Behavior:
“Where There’s A Skill, There’s a Way!”
An Introduction to the Collaborative Problem Solving Approach
Featuring: J. Stuart Ablon, Ph.D.
J. Stuart Ablon, Ph.D., is the Director of Think:Kids in the Dept of Psychiatry at
Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also Associate Professor and the Thomas G. Stemberg Endowed Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Friday, March 13, 2020 9-3 PM
6 Professional Development Hours awarded in a Certificate of Attendance*
Location: Middlesex School, 1400 Lowell Road, Concord MA
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Dr. Ablon presents a paradigm-shifting model to transform classroom discipline that has been
shown to reduce behavioral challenges, teacher stress and disciplinary interventions while
helping our most at-risk students build the skills they need to succeed. Based on the latest
neuroscience which shows that challenging students lack the skill―not the will―to behave,
the evidence-based Collaborative Problem Solving approach provides educators a clear
framework that can be implemented in both general and special-education settings.
8:30 - 9:00 AM Registration and coffee in theater of Middlesex School – follow signs to get there!
9:00 - Noon Morning Session with Dr. Stuart Ablon
Noon to 1 PM - Catered lunch
1:00 – 3:00 PM - Afternoon Session continues with Dr. Ablon
About our Presenter: J. Stuart Ablon, Ph.D., is the Director of Think:Kids in the Dept of Psychiatry at
Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also Associate Professor and the Thomas G. Stemberg Endowed Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ablon is author of the books Changeable: The Surprising Science Behind Helping Anyone Change, Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach, and The School Discipline Fix.
Dr. Ablon received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and completed his training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. A dynamic and engaging speaker, Dr. Ablon was ranked #5 on the list of the world’s top rated keynote speakers in the academic arena. Dr. Ablon trains parents, educators, and clinicians, and helps organizations throughout the world implement the Collaborative Problem Solving approach.
*This conference includes material applicable to the needs of diverse learners and children with special needs. EEC Core Competency Areas 1, 2
DEADLINE to Register: Wednesday March 4, 2020 (We need to have final numbers for caterer by this date.) Two Ways to Register:
(1) Click the button below and pay online at Eventbrite (with an additional Eventbrite fee, the total online charge equals $94.90)
(2) Complete the form below and mail with check in full amount,$90.00, made out to:
“Center for Parents and Teachers”
FRIDAY March 13 2020 ECE Conference Registration Form
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Registration Fee of $90.00 includes lunch buffet and is available through registration deadline of Wednesday March 4, 2020. Please make check payable to “Center for Parents and Teachers” and mail to:
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Please note there are no refunds unless CPT needs to cancel program.