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TENACITY: The 7 Instincts That Make Us Human

  • Friday, July 24, 2020
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TENACITY: The 7 Instincts That Make Us Human

When: Friday, July 24, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM

Presenter: Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.

Description:  Today’s educators are faced with increasingly greater challenges inside and outside the classroom. This includes oppositional and defiant behavior, aggression, depression, anxiety, ADHD symptoms, and other issues. Regardless of the educator’s experience and training, students’ unique difficulties may significantly disrupt classroom management, educational progress, and the classroom and/or school culture and climate. It is critical for successful programming to encompass multiple modalities of support. This includes emotional supports conveying a nonjudgmental, supportive, and values-driven approach; behavioral supports that are clear, consistent, and meaningful, yet also individualized for maximum efficacy; social skills programming that teaches and strengthens replacement behaviors and fosters generalization; and educational programming appropriate for each learner. Dr. Selbst will highlight these areas, allowing participants to turnkey critical components to prevent and manage challenging behavior, to preclude more restrictive programming when possible, and to promote collaboration within the school and between home and school.

Presenter: Dr. Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.

Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., is an Assistant Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine, with expertise in school psychology, child development, and neuropsychology. He is Board certified Pediatric neuropsychologist, licensed as a psychologist and certified as a developmental disabilities evaluator in the State of Utah. He has also been nationally certified as a school psychologist by the National Association of School Psychologists. Dr. Goldstein is listed in the Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Attention Disorders and a former Contributing Editor to Attention Magazine.

Dr. Goldstein has authored, co-edited, or co-authored over 50 books, including 24 textbooks. He has also authored approximately 70 book chapters and peer-reviewed scientific research studies, and a number of psychological tests. He has co-authored a number of books with various authors, including Robert Brooks, Handbook of Resilience in Children, 2nd Edition (Goldstein & Brooks [Eds.], 2012), Raising A Self-Disciplined Child (Brooks & Goldstein, 2007), and Understanding and Managing Children’s Classroom Behavior: Creating Sustainable, Resilient Classrooms, 2nd Edition (Goldstein & Brooks, 2007); Nancy Mather, Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors, 3rd Edition (Mather, Goldstein, & Eklund, 2015); Dr. Jack A. Naglieri, Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders (Goldstein & Naglieri (Eds.), 2012), Learning and Attention Disorders in Adolescence and Adulthood, 2nd Edition (Goldstein, Naglieri, & DeVries [Eds.], 2011), Practitioner’s Guide to Assessment of Intelligence and Achievement (Naglieri, & Goldstein [Eds.], 2009), Assessing Impairment: From Theory to Practice (Goldstein & Naglieri [Eds.], 2009), Executive Function Handbook (Goldstein & Naglieri, 2013), and Practitioner’s Guide to Assessment of Intelligence and Achievement (Naglieri & Goldstein, 2009). and (also with Dr. Sally Ozonoff) Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (Goldstein, Naglieri, & Ozonoff [Eds.], 2009).

He has also published a number of psychological assessments. With Jack A. Naglieri, he has published the Autism Spectrum Rating Scales (Goldstein & Naglieri, 2010), the Comprehensive Executive Functioning Inventory (Naglieri & Goldstein, 2013), The Rating Scale of Impairment (Goldstein & Naglieri, 2016) and the Cognitive Assessment System 2nd Edition (Naglieri, Das & Goldstein, 2014). Dr. Goldstein has also served as Executive Producer for a number of film and training video projects, including the award winning documentary Tough Times/Resilient Kids. He speaks nationally and internationally on topics such as resilience, child development, Autism, neuropsychological disorders, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Dr. Goldstein also holds Diplomate status in Medical Psychotherapy (awarded by the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists), General Psychotherapy (awarded by the American Psychotherapy Association), Pain Management (awarded by the American Academy of Pain Management), and Disability (awarded by the American Board of Professional Disability Consultants). He holds both Fellow and Diplomate status in Forensics (awarded by the American Board of Forensic Examiners). He is a Fellow in the National Academy of Neuropsychology, American Psychological Association and the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.

Dr. Goldstein has served as Clinical Director in a private practice setting since 1982 as part of a multidisciplinary team, providing evaluation and case management and treatment services for children and adults with histories of neurological disease and trauma, learning disabilities, adjustment difficulties, and Attention Deficit Disorder. He has served as a member of the Children’s Hospital Craniofacial Team. He has also been a member of the Developmental Disabilities Clinic in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Goldstein is a past Chairman of the National Professional Advisory Board for the parents’ support group Children with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD), and has served as a member of the Professional Advisory Board for the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA). He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for Rowland Hall St. Mark’s School, Ronald MacDonald House, Guadalupe School, and the Children’s Center. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Rowland Hall School and Girls on the Run.

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