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Small Group Dinosaur (Treatment Programme) Group Leaders Training

Date: 29 May 2019 - 31 May 2019


This 3-day workshop will present in depth the evidence-based “Small Group Dinosaur Treatment” child training programme developed by Dr. Carolyn Webster-Stratton. The programme is designed to promote children’s problem-solving skills, appropriate classroom behaviours, and positive social skills.

Programme topics include:
- Understanding feelings
- Problem-solving
- Regulating emotions

The programme utilises puppet play, group work, and fun activities to teach children these skills.

The intervention programme is appropriate for use by clinicians/therapists with small groups of children (4 – 8) who have behaviour problems, either in mental health settings or in schools as “pull-out” sessions. Participants in this training should have experience with groups of children and a graduate degree in social work, psychology, education, nursing, counselling, or a related degree.

After this training, group leaders can offer this 18 – 22 week curriculum to groups of children aged 4 – 8 years old in a therapeutic setting.

Goals of the Training:

- Promote children’s emotional, social and academic competencies, and reduce aggressive and non-compliant behaviours

- Strengthen children’s social skills and appropriate play skills (turn-taking, waiting, asking, sharing, helping and complimenting)

- Promote children’s use of self-control strategies as effective problem-solving steps and effective anger management strategies

- Increase emotional awareness by labelling feelings, recognising the differing views of oneself and others, and enhancing perspective taking

- Boost academic success, reading and school readiness

- Reduce defiance, aggressive behaviour, and related conduct problems such as non-compliance, peer aggression and rejection, bullying, stealing and lying

- Decrease children’s negative cognitive attributions and conflict management approaches

- Increase self-esteem and self-confidence


Kimberlee Shoecraft has been a social services practitioner for more than 14 years and a Certified Mentor/Trainer for The Incredible Years® since 2009. She has facilitated parent groups, parent and infant groups and children groups for many years with high-risk populations. Kimberlee also provides training programs for social service professionals both in America and internationally.

Kimberlee has a B.S. in Sociology, Master’s in Social Work and a Post Graduate Certificate Program in Psychological Trauma.

Duration: 9am – 5pm

Venue: Morning Star Training Centre, Block 323B Sengkang East Way, #01-553 Singapore 542323

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Contact: Email Organizer

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Language: English

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