WS16: Introductory Workshop: A Problem-Solving Approach to Preventing High-Risk Behaviors Sessions and Workshops Qualifying for NASP and APA-Approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Documentation

Wednesday, February 22

  • 7:30–10:30 a.m.
  • CPD Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Skill Level: II
  • Members: $80
    Non-Members: $115

This introductory workshop will show participants how the problem-solving approach can reduce and prevent high-risk behaviors, promote empathy and prosocial behaviors, and improve academic achievement. Through lecture, interactive exercises, videos, and case studies including children with ADHD and Asperger's syndrome, participants will learn the cognitive and behavioral impact of the problem-solving approach from preschool through grade 6, through the evidence-based prevention programs I Can Problem Solve (ICPS) for schools and Raising a Thinking Child for families. The problem-solving approach for real problems that arise, called ICPS Dialoguing, will also be introduced, as will be its application to RTI to meet the needs of individual children. The intermediate version of this workshop will be presented as Workshop 24 Wednesday afternoon.

Speaker(s): Bonnie Aberson, PsyD, ABN, ABSNP, Self Employed, Miami, FL, Myrna B. Shure, PhD, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Bonnie Aberson, PsyD, ABN, ABSNP, Self Employed, Miami, FL, Bonnie D. Aberson, PsyD, ABN, ABSNP, is a school psychologist and pediatric neuropsychologist in Miami, FL. She has been a trainer for the I Can Problem Solve program for schools and Raising a Thinking Child for families since l986. She has also presented and coauthored book chapters and articles with the developer, Dr. Myrna Shure.

Myrna B. Shure, PhD, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, Myrna B. Shure, PhD, a developmental psychologist at Drexel University, is the creator of I Can Problem Solve (ICPS) for schools, recognized by NASP as an exemplary mental health program; and of Raising a Thinking Child for families, recognized by the American Psychological Association for research with practical applications that make a difference in people's lives.