Delivering Cognitive Behaviour Training (CBT) as a design to improve the thinking and self-awareness of students
What is it?
How easy it to use?
How can I use it with students?
And, does it work?
Based on Mark's book - Cognitive Behaviour Training; a how to guide for better behaviour. Reviewed by the editor of the Australian Journal of Learning Disabilities as... "A text that does not disappoint. It brings together a useful and encouraging collection of material which is immediately accessible."
A 90 minute presentation - can be adapted
To have Mark present to your school or organisation simply email or phone
A download link to a PowerPoint file is coming.
What is CBT?
CBT has existed for as long as we have parented, educated and guided children. We have relied on it to ensure their emotional and social growth. CBT delivers!It is a platform for educators and pastoral care workers to teach young people how to move from a reactive or hyper-vigilant position to one where planned and logical thought processes can be readily accessed. Think of CBT as drown-proofing children by stimulating their thinking. And, it's never too early to start!
How easy is it to use?
Many of you instinctively use the principles each and every day with so many of your students, and at home with your children.What this workshop does is to provide you with a framework, to formalise and legitimise what seems sensible and routine.
How can I use it with students?
My book, 'Cognitive Behavioural Training: A How-to Guide for Successful Behaviour' was designed for use by special education coordinators, class teachers, school support workers, counsellors, psychologists and pastoral care workers in schools. Since its release it has been widely embraced by many in many countries as a highly practical a tool. Over the years my colleagues have used it as a tangible link to enrich those precious moments when a student reaches for help, or acknowledges a frustration they are struggling with. The book highlights that our best work is done inside relationships where our approach helps kids feel a strong sense of dignity. It is all about what happens, behind closed doors, in the private world between educators of all kinds and children.
Teacher and child
I have come to a frightening conclusion.
I am the decisive element in the classroom.
It is my personal approach that creates the climate.
It is my daily mood that makes the weather.
As a teacher I possess tremendous power to make a child's life miserable or joyous.
I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration.
I can humiliate or humour, hurt or heal.
In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated, and a child humanized or de-humanized?
Haim Ginott, 1972 p.15
Does it work? It's easy! Welcome to a session filled with a contemporary and 'hands-on' collection of relational approaches inspired by the influential legacy of CBT. A collection of practical and therapeutic ideas to enhance the life chances of students who come our way. Ideas to; talk, listen and exchange thoughts, make plans and set goals, assist with organisation, promote self-esteem and friendship development, deliver thoughtful feedback, create 'change', celebrate achievement and show care.