Problem-Solving Training

Prepare Curriculum Implementation Guide
Pages: 122
ISBN: 9780878226795
Item Number: 5670


New Prosocially Yours podcasts featuring Prepare Curriculum Implementation Guides co-editors Mark Amendola and Robert Oliver. See below.

Reproducible forms and handouts for this title are available on our downloads page.

Edited by Mark Amendola and Robert Oliver, this and other Prepare Curriculum Implementation Guides are intended to further Dr. Arnold P. Goldstein’s seminal work, The Prepare Curriculum: Teaching Prosocial Competencies. In conjunction with Dr. Goldstein’s Prepare Curriculum, the guides describe and give direction to the continued expansion of Prepare methods, offering practitioners coherent, evidence-based approaches for enhancing the social, emotional, and decision-making abilities of adolescents and younger children.

Shown below are two episodes of Prosocially Yours, a podcast produced by Research Press. One episode features co-editor Mark Amedola and the second podcast features co-editor Dr. Robert Oliver. For Research Press, host Elizabeth Hess interviews both editors about their work and their work with Dr. Arnold P. Goldstein, psychologist and author of The Prepare Curriculum, creator of Skillstreaming and developer of key principles in Aggression Replacement Training.

Book Review

“These manuals are thoroughly researched and crisply written. The authors and editors present an excellent understanding of group dynamics and propose very stable curricula. Though highly structured, both novice and seasoned professionals will find the manuals instructive, serious, and doable.”

—Alison Hahn Johnson, MSSW, LCSW, LMFT
Social Work With Groups

Foreword by Larry K. Brendtro

Preface by Mark Amendola and Robert Oliver

Introduction: About the Prepare Curriculum by Clive R. Hollin

Part 1: Introduction to Problem-Solving Training

Part 2: Problem-Solving Training Sessions

Session 1: Overview of Problem Solving

Session 2: Barriers to Problem Solving—Cognitive Distortions/Thinking Errors

Session 3: Problem Signs/Stop and Think

Session 4: Problem Identification

Session 5: Gathering Information (Own and Others’ Perspective)

Session 6: Brainstorming Alternatives

Session 7: Evaluating Consequences and Outcomes

Session 8: Problem-Solving Practice: I Can Do It!

Appendix A: Problem-Solving Training Situations for Children Ages 8 to 12

Appendix B: Supplementary Activities

Appendix C: Problem-Solving Training Fidelity Forms

Appendix D: The BART Program—Back-up Aggression Replacement Training for Crisis Intervention

Reproducible forms and handouts for this title are available on our downloads page.

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