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In this book study, participants will learn about problem behavior and how to approach it by discussing Changeable: How Collaborative Problem Solving Changes Lives at Home, at School, and at Work by J. Stuart Ablon.

From the author's website: “Why is it so hard to change problem behavior -- in our kids, our colleagues, and even ourselves? Conventional methods often backfire, creating a downward spiral of resentment and frustration, and a missed opportunity for growth. What if the thinking behind these old methods is wrong? What if people don't misbehave because they want to, but because they lack the skills to do better? Or as renowned psychologist Dr. Stuart Ablon asks, what if changing the problem behavior is a matter of skill, not will?"

Opportunities for PDUs and a "choose your own book study adventure": meet virtually for informal discussion and/or reflect more deeply and develop plans for implementing new ideas and strategies for additional PDUs. OEA will provide copies of the print book to participants. Participants receiving a book from OEA must commit to participating in at least 50% of the discussions and/or assignments.

Level: Foundational/Intermediate
Members: $0, free as a benefit of membership; Non-members: $200. Optional one (1) semester undergraduate OR graduate credit for $50.
Dates and Times:
June 21-August 4. Live sessions (7) on either Wednesdays from 9:00-10:00 a.m. (AM section) OR Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m. (PM section)

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