Session 1: "High-Risk" Students: Strategies for Positively Influencing Children & Adolescents' Behavioral, Emotional and Social Success

Egg Harbor, WI US
July 22, 2024 to July 26, 2024
This workshop is designed to prepare educators AND mental health professionals who will be working with individuals considered to be at "high-risk" for having challenges this coming school year. Lectures, case examples, group discussions and activities will center around children and adolescents who are at-risk because of having experienced adverse childhood experiences and/or having been identified with a developmental disability (e.g., Autism), disruptive behavior disorder, and/or mental health challenge (e.g., Anxiety and Depression). Our focus will be on highlighting means to adapting cognitive-behavioral and other evidence-based strategies for practical use across school, home, and community settings. We will highlight a collaborative process, and provide the participants with tools, that will support skill acquisition and generalization across settings.

Target Audience

  • ​​​​​Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychiatry Residents
  • Medical Students
  • Allied Health Professionals

Learning Objectives

Participants who engage in this education intervention will be able to:
  • Identify students who are at-risk of adverse outcomes.
  • Identify instructional, environmental, and behavioral techniques to facilitate inclusive programming and to reduce adult supports.
  • Identify the role of team and plans in developing adaptive alternative behaviors to reduce behavior challenges.
  • Describe evidence-based treatment strategies for helping children/adolescents with mental health challenges.
  • Identify interventions for developing flexible thinkers and building resilience.
  • Explain what “expert” teachers do.
  • Explain critical components and means for fostering the generalization of skills.
Additional information


Caimen Masterson
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-7250
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 15.00 APA
    APA credit.
  • 15.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 0.00 NASW
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/22/2024 - 9:00am CDT
Event ends: 
07/26/2024 - 12:15pm CDT


  • Assessing and Identifying Who Is “At-Risk”
  • Understanding the Role of Individual, Parent, School, and Community Factors
  • Defining Ecological-Based Interventions


  • Utilizing Proactive and Multi-Tiered Solutions to Set Up Students, Teachers, Parents, and Clinicians for Success
  • The Power of “It” – Methods for Developing Rapport and a Therapeutic Alliance
  • Building a Team to Address Skill Acquisition, Fluency, and Performance Deficits
  • Inclusive Programming Strategies for “High-Risk” Students


  • Redefining Consequences: Key Considerations and Strategies for Addressing Dysregulation and Challenging Behaviors
  • Means for Increasing Flexible-, Positive, and Social-Thinking Skills
  • Strategies for Increasing Child-Driven Goal Attainment


  • Understanding Why the Smart Keep Getting Smarter and Other Students Fall Further Behind
  • Keys to Developing Expert Teachers
  • How to Build a Resilient Mindset in Students, Teachers, and Parents
  • Interventions for Responding to Neurodivergence and for Building Executive Functioning Skills
  • Building Skills vs. Doing Skills: Strategies for Fostering Independence and Reducing Adult Supports


  • Trauma-Focus Interventions
  • Ways to Bolster Resilience in Students and Families
  • Guidelines for Increasing the Generalization of Skills
  • Processes for Anticipating and Overcoming Barriers
  • Putting It Altogether
The Landmark Resort
4929 Landmark Drive
Egg Harbor, WI 54209
United States
+1 (800) 273-7877

Lodging in July and August is in great demand; you must make reservations early. A block of suites has been set aside at the Landmark Resort. These suites will be held until June 7th, 2024, or until they are filled. After that, the rooms are on a space-available basis.

From its site on the bluff, the Landmark offers outstanding views of the waters of Green Bay with 294 units comprised of 1, 2, and 3-bedroom suites. Facilities include the Carrington Pub and Grill, 10 meeting and function rooms, 1 indoor and 3 outdoor pools, 2 tennis courts, whirlpools and steam rooms, and a fitness center and game room. The Landmark Resort is Door County’s largest and best full-service facility. As of May 2017, all suites at the Landmark have been renovated! Visit their website for photos and details.

The Landmark Resort
4929 Landmark Drive
Egg Harbor, Wisconsin 54209
Reservations: (800) 273-7877

To book through our discounted group rate, please call the Landmark reservation line at (800) 273-7877 and state that you are attending the Door County Summer Institute. No group code is required. Group rates cannot be booked online.

Donald Meichenbaum, PhD, is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the University of Waterloo in Ontario Canada, from which he took early retirement just over 28 years ago. Since that time, he has been Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention in Miami ( He is one of the founders of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and in a survey of clinicians he was voted "one of the ten most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century." He has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Clinical Division of the American Psychological Association and was Honorary President of the Canadian Psychological Association. He has presented in all 50 U.S. states as well as internationally, and he has published extensively. His latest book is entitled "Roadmap to Resilience" and he just completed a 10 CEU Legacy Course titled “Getting Better Results: The Core Tasks and Skills of Expert Psychotherapists.”

David Meichenbaum, PhD, is a New York State licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the diagnostic evaluation and treatment of developmental and mental health disorders. For 20 years, Dr. Meichenbaum has worked at The Summit Center in Amherst, NY, where he is both the Clinical Director of Summit’s Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic and the Director of Community Consulting and Clinical Services.  Dr. Meichenbaum is a highly sought-after consultant for school districts, offering practical behavioral and educational strategies that focus on the social, emotional, adaptive, and behavioral development of students with autism spectrum and disruptive behavior disorders.  Dr. Meichenbaum graduated with his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and he completed his clinical internship at Duke University Medical Center.  He is returning to present at the Door County Summer Institute for the second consecutive summer.

Activity Director:
Carlyle H Chan, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and 
the Institute for Health and Equity-Bioethics and Humanities
Medical College of Wisconsin

Planning Committee Members:
Robert Huberty, MSW, LCSW
Program Director
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin

Ellen Leitner, LCSW
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin

Kevin Bozymski, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP
Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Science
Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy 
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin

Kylie Lenz, PA-C
Physician Assistant 
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin

Heather M. Smith, PhD, ABPP
Lead Psychologist
Director of Psychology Training
Milwaukee VA Medical Center
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin

Jessica Reyes-Roberson, APNP
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Standard 3, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

  • Carlyle H Chan

  • Robert Huberty

  • Ellen Leitner

  • Kevin Bozymski

  • Kylie Lenz

  • Heather M. Smith

  • Jessica Reyes-Roberson

  • Donald Meichenbaum

  • David Meichenbaum

Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for up to 15.00 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

National Association of Social Workers Credit Statement:
This program is pending approval by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # XXXXXXXXXX) for 15 continuing education contact hours.

Psychology CE Credit Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Medical College of Wisconsin maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.

MCW's Psychology Continuing Education Grievance Policy

Available Credit

  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 15.00 APA
    APA credit.
  • 15.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 0.00 NASW


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Early Bird pricing will be available through June 15th, 2024. After that, prices will increase as noted below.

FeeAttendee TypeAmount
Five-Day In Person Registration (Early Bird)Physicians, psychologists, pharmacists, physician assistants, APPs and other Health Professionals$675.00
Five-Day In Person RegistrationPhysicians, psychologists, pharmacists, physician assistants, APPs and other Health Professionals$725.00
Five-Day In Person Registration (Early Bird)Medical students, grad students, residents$575.00
Five-Day In Person RegistrationMedical students, grad students, residents$625.00

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