30 Jan 2017
Dr. Greene’s approach was first described in his book, The Explosive Child, and more recently in his book, Lost at School. Dr. Greene will describe his Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) model, which provides a compassionate understanding of kid’s behavioral challenges and a non-adversarial, effective approach for reducing challenging behavior, improving communication, and repairing relationships. This model has been implemented in schools, inpatient units, residential facilities, treatment programs, and juvenile detention facilities. For those new to Dr. Green’s model, this workshop will provide an introduction to the basic themes. At the conclusion of this session you will be able to:
· Describe how different interpretations of challenging behavior can lead to dramatically different approaches to interventions, and why conventional reward and punishment procedures may not be effective for many challenging kids.
· Identify and assess cognitive skills central to adaptively handling life’s social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.
· Identify and prioritize problems precipitating challenging behavior, and much more.
· Describe the three basic mechanisms by which adults handle unsolved problems and unmet expectations in kids (Plans A, B, and C) and what is accomplished by each, and the three steps or “ingredients” of Plan B.
· Describe how to effectively implement Plan B to solve problems, teach skills, and reduce the frequency and intensity of challenging behavior.
You will leave with an understanding of the underpinnings of Dr. Greene’s Approach, along with practical assessment and intervention tools that can be brought back to and used in diverse settings.