Dr. Myrna B. Shure

Dr. Myrna B. Shure

Myrna B. Shure, PhD (1938-2023), was professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She was the creator of the I Can Problem Solve (ICPS) program—a school-based social and emotional learning/violence prevention program published by Research Press. The ICPS program has been recognized for research and service by numerous national organizations, including the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP); the U. S. Department of Education; and the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). It is also included in the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). Dr. Shure authored Raising a Thinking Child Workbook, an ICPS program for families, also published by Research Press, with recognition by the Strengthening America’s Families Project and NASP. She was recognized by the American Psychological Association’s Psychology Matters initiative for research relating to schools and families resulting in valuable applications that make a difference in people’s lives. With her research colleague, Dr. George Spivack, Dr. Shure received the Distinguished Contribution Award from the Division of Community Psychology of the American Psychological Association. For her research and prevention programs, Dr. Shure was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Counseling Psychology–Prevention Section of the American Psychological Association. She also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Center for Promotion of Social-Emotional Learning (CPSEL) in 2021. Her books for parents, Raising a Thinking Child and Raising a Thinking Preteen were both Parent Choice Award winners. Dr. Shure was also a media consultant on issues of mental health in our nation’s youth.


The Center for Schools and Communities provides training and consultation for schools, facilities, or organizations nationwide. For more information and available dates, please contact:

Stephanie Colvin-Roy, Lead ICPS National Trainer
Center for Schools and Communities
Phone:717.763.1661 ext. 209
Email: icps@icanproblemsolve.info


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