Mental & Behavioral Health

Leveraging CBT Across All Tiers - Session 2 of 3

November 8, 2021 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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November 1, 8 and 15, 2021

12:30 - 2:30 pm

Speaker: John Crocker, M.Ed., Director of School Mental Health & Behavioral Services, Methuen Public Schools

Webinar Description
In this six-hour webinar, participants will learn how cognitive behavioral techniques (CBT) and CBT-based curriculum can serve as Tier I Supports in all classrooms. Additionally, participants will be trained on the delivery of cognitive behavioral therapy to support group-based and individual services. CBT's core components will be discussed, including a discussion about cognitive case formulation, session structure, and the selection and use of specific techniques to address students' presenting concerns. This presentation also includes designing a group therapy program for schools, reviewing therapeutic resources to support implementation, and using of data to inform adjustments to therapeutic practice and monitor student progress.

Attendees must register for and participate in three two-hour webinar sessions. A code will given out during each session for accountability purposes. Please hold onto the codes-you will enter them into one PDP and/or CEU form, which are available on the Request Forms page on MPY's website. Forms must be completed within 8 days of the 3rd session.

About the Speaker
John Crocker, M.Ed. has worked in public education for a decade, primarily as the administrator for the Methuen Public Schools Guidance Department. He has overseen the planning and implementation of the “Mental Health Initiative,” which has focused on the establishment of a comprehensive school mental health system (CSMHS) in partnership with the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH). He was recently appointed to the role of Director of School Mental Health & Behavioral Services, a position charged with overseeing the district-wide implementation and evaluation of Methuen’s comprehensive school mental health system (CSMHS) and positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS).

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about participating in the webinar.

Slides available here.

Membership Information
Most MPY webinars are available to ONLY current staff from member districts and organizations. Public school memberships include police and fire personnel. Former and retired employees and members of committees, including but not limited to, PTO/PTA, PAC, School Improvement Councils, Health Councils, Drug/Alcohol Councils, and school volunteers, are not considered MPY members.

PDPs and CEUs
MPY is an approved Professional Development Provider through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (F20180079 provider number). Professional Development Points (PDPs) are offered for all MPY professional development webinars. PDPs are issued for a minimum of 10 hours of training.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for clinical staff from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA). The NASW and the MaMHCA approves each event. Event participants may request CEUs by filling out the request form above. 

Requests for PDPs and CEUs must be submitted within 8 days of the webinar. PDPs and CEUs will only be issued to participants who have attended the webinar(s) and submitted the appropriate paperwork within 8 days of the webinar, with accurate accountability codes. 

PDP and CEU certificates will be emailed to attendees at the end of the school year.

Event Cancellation Policy
If you are unable to attend any MPY event after registering, you must cancel online at least 72 hours prior to event. For assistance email

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