Join us for an incredible opportunity!

We asked leaders in child development – If you could hear from anyone, who would your dream speaker be? 

One name came up (again, and again). So we’ve arranged for you to join us for an EKO Spring Symposium Special Advance Virtual presentation and Q and A, exclusive to all those registered, featuring:

Dr. J. Stuart Ablon
Harvard University’s Thomas G. Stemberg Endowed Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Founder and Director of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Think: Kids.

Kids Do Well if They Can! It’s About Skill not Will

Tuesday, March 28
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Log in details will be sent to all EKO Spring Symposium registrants 
one week prior to the session.

Not registered yet? Here’s the link! 

About the session:

We can’t say it’s business as usual when thousands of kids are waiting for care. What was already a crisis has been magnified by the COVID pandemic.  More kids than ever are struggling with massive developmental gaps, and with trauma, too—taking the need for services to an extraordinary new level.

Novel solutions are required. Yes, we need more clinicians but this isn’t the only answer—we can’t just hire our way out of this unprecedented demand. We need to think differently about how we deliver care.

Dr. Stuart Ablon presents a paradigm shift in understanding why so many kids are struggling that combines neuroscience, compassion and common sense. This paradigm shift is at the heart of Dr. Ablon’s work and why Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Dan Pink and Susan Cain hand-picked his latest book, Changeable, for their Next Big Idea Club. Dr. Ablon’s evidence-based approach, Collaborative Problem Solving, provides not only a guiding philosophy but actionable tools that have been shown to reduce conflict and stress while improving relationships and helping youth build the skills they need to succeed


About Dr. Ablon:

Stuart Ablon, Ph.D., is Founder and Director of Think:Kids in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. An award-winning psychologist, Dr. Ablon is Associate Professor and the Thomas G. Stemberg Endowed Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of three books, Changeable, hand-picked by Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Dan Pink, and Susan Cain for their Next Big Idea Club, The School Discipline Fix, and Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach.

Dr. Ablon received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and completed his training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. One of the world’s top-rated thought-leaders and keynote speakers, he teaches educators, parents, clinicians, managers, and leaders a very different approach to understanding and addressing challenging behavior of all types and in all people. Dr. Ablon has helped hundreds of organizations throughout the world implement the Collaborative Problem Solving approach.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Pre-event Online Keynote : Kids Do Well if They Can! It’s About Skill not Will
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM