Managing resistance is topic of School of Education's Teacher Academy workshop with John W. Maag

March 1, 2007

DEARBORN / March 1, 2007---Administrators, teachers, parents, students and caregivers can learn how to change behaviors to reduce resistance during a workshop at the University of Michigan-Dearbornís School of Education on either Friday, March 30 or Saturday, March 31.

John W. Maag, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor specializing in the education and treatment of children with emotional and behavioral disorders, will present "Managing Resistance: Turning No into Yes" as part of the Teacher Academy workshop series at UM-Dearborn's School of Education.

The workshops will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at UM-Dearborn's Fairlane Center, located off of Hubbard Drive.

The March 30 session is geared toward educational administrators and leaders, while the March 31 session will be aimed at education students, teachers, parents and caregivers.

Maag will explore how to identify, analyze and manipulate contexts to obtain desired outcomes; determine the functions behaviors serve and teach replacement behaviors; determine the frames of reference out of which individuals operate to develop rapport; and use resistant behavior to obtain compliance.

Author of Parenting Without Punishment and Behavior Management: From Theoretical Implications to Practical Applications, Maag has published more than 100 journal articles and book chapters. A licensed psychotherapist, he also is a frequent public speaker and consulting editor to numerous journals.

The deadline to register for the workshop is March 15. Workshop cost is $100 for the general public and $60 for UM-Dearborn alumni and students. A boxed lunch is available for an additional $5 per day.

After March 15, the cost of the workshop is $125 for the public and $75 for UM-Dearborn students and alumni.

The workshop also may be taken for one undergraduate or graduate credit. Please contact Judy Garfield, academic services secretary, at 313-593-5285 for more information on tuition and registration procedures for academic credit.

For more information on the workshop, contact Yvonne DeCarlo at 313-593-1181.


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