Summer Treatment Program Training
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The Children’s Summer Treatment Program (STP) is a comprehensive program for children with ADHD and related behavioral, emotional and learning challenges. The STP has successfully helped more than 3,000 children and families and is composed of evidence-based intensive treatments incorporated into an eight-week therapeutic summer camp setting. Group and tailored individual treatment plans are focused on improving problem-solving, academic functioning and social skills—while also incorporating recreational, age-appropriate games and group activities.
William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D. Dr. Pelham is the developer of the Summer Treatment Program and Director of the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University. He has been operating the STP since 1980.
Andrew R. Greiner. Mr. Greiner is a Research Scientist at the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University. He is a co-author of the STP treatment manual. He has been the training supervisor and Treatment Integrity and Reliability Coordinator for the STP for more than 25 years.
Elizabeth M. Gnagy. Ms. Gnagy is a Research Scientist at the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University. She is a co-author of the STP treatment manual. She has been the Data Integrity Coordinator for the STP for more than 25 years and is a co-leader of STP training activities.
Total time: approximately 16 hours.
This workshop describes and demonstrates the information presented in the STP program manual, available for download. Participants should obtain and review the program manual prior to completing this workshop. The training workshop will provide professionals who are interested in running an STP with background information and review of the main treatment program components and procedures. The STP point system, including operational definitions, activity rules, behavior classification guidelines, and data recording procedures, is presented in detail. Daily activities, including the peer-group recreational activities that make up one of the primary treatment settings, are demonstrated with video examples. Other treatment components are reviewed and worksheet exercises are included. Finally, an introduction to the role-play activities that make up the primary STP training activity are introduced along with video examples.
The workshop is divided by subject area, listed below. Slide handouts are available for download and are linked below. For some presentations, additional worksheets are available and should be printed for use during the presentation. At the end of each topic, an optional self-study quiz is available.