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Stuart Ablon        

Director of Think:Kids in the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

Stuart Ablon, Ph.D., is the Director of Founder and Director of Think:Kids in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Think:Kids aims offer a more accurate, nuanced, and empathetic view of chronically misunderstood children to change their lives and their families' lives. To achieve this, Think:Kids teaches the Collaborate Problem Solving Approach.

He is also Associate Professor and the Thomas G. Stemberg Endowed Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Additionally, Ablon is an author, with books including "Changeable: The Surprising Science Behind Helping Anyone Change," "Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach," and "The School Discipline Fix."

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, Ablon was ranked #5 on the list of the world’s top-rated keynote speakers in the academic arena. Ablon trains parents, educators, and clinicians, and helps organizations throughout the world implement the Collaborative Problem Solving approach.

Speech Topics

Changeable: How Collaborative Problem Solving Changes Lives at Home, At School, and At Work

Parenting, Teaching and Treating Kids with Challenging Behavior: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach

The School Discipline Fix: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach

Reforming School Discipline: Addressing Disproportionality by Decreasing Explicit and Implicit Bias

School and Community Safety: Compliance through Collaboration

From Compliance to Collaboration: Working With (Not Against) Our Children

The Impact of Trauma on Brain Development and What To Do About It: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach


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