WS64: Transforming School Discipline Practices: The Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach Sessions and Workshops Qualifying for NASP and APA-Approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Documentation

Friday, February 24

  • 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
  • CPD Credit Hour(s): 6
  • Skill Level: III
  • Members: $109
    Non-Members: $179

This workshop is applicable to all grade levels. Through direct instruction, role-playing, and videotaped cases, participants will be able to

  • Describe how different explanations for behavioral challenges can lead to dramatically different approaches to intervention;
  • Identify cognitive skills that are central to adaptively handling life's social, emotional, and behavioral challenges;
  • Identify and prioritize unsolved problems precipitating challenging behavior;
  • Describe the three mechanisms by which adults handle unsolved problems and unmet expectations in children (Plans A, B, and C); and
  • Be prepared to collaborate with students to solve problems and simultaneously teach lagging skills.

Speaker(s): Ross W. Greene, PhD, Tufts University, Medford, MA, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Ross W. Greene, PhD, Tufts University, Medford, MA, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Ross W. Greene, PhD, is the originator of collaborative problem solving, a model of psychosocial treatment for challenging kids, as described in his books The Explosive Child (2005) and Lost at School (2009). He is affiliated with the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the school psychology program at Tufts University.