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Stuart Ablon

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


J. Stuart Ablon, Ph.D., is Founder and Director of Think:Kids in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.

An award-winning psychologist, Dr. Ablon is Associate Professor and the Thomas G. Stemberg Endowed Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of three books, Changeable, hand-picked by Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Dan Pink and Susan Cain for their Next Big Idea Club, The School Discipline Fix and Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach.

Dr. 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. One of the world’s top-rated thought-leaders and keynote speakers whose appearances include SXSW, NATCON and a TedX talk watched by hundreds of thousands of viewers, Dr. Ablon was ranked #5 on the list of the world’s top rated keynote speakers in the academic arena. He teaches educators, parents, clinicians, managers, and leaders a very different approach to understanding and addressing challenging behavior of all types and in all people. Dr. Ablon has helped hundreds of organizations throughout the world implement the Collaborative Problem Solving approach.
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During his keynotes Dr. Ablon helps promote this simple but powerful philosophy of skill not will and teaches a proven approach to building skills, called Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS).

Keynote Speaker Programs:

  • Leading with Plan B: The Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Approach to Leadership 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
  • The Double Jeopardy of Behavior Bias: Listening to Science, not Bias, to Reform School Discipline
  • 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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