The Incredible Years® Small Dinosaur Group Leaders Training 2023

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The Incredible Years® Small Dinosaur Group Leaders Training 2023

Get certified to practise The Incredible Years® Small Group Dinosaur Treatment for children with ADHD, conduct, internalising challenges

By Morning Star Community Services

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Tue, 22 Aug 2023 6:00 PM - Mon, 28 Aug 2023 9:15 PM PDT



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About this event

Get certified to conduct The Incredible Years® Small Group Dinosaur Treatment for children with ADHD, conduct, internalising challenges


𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑰𝒏𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒀𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒔® 𝑺𝒎𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝑮𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒑 𝑫𝒊𝒏𝒐𝒔𝒂𝒖𝒓 𝑻𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝑷𝒓𝒐𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒎𝒎𝒆?

The Small Group Dinosaur treatment curriculum is for counselors, therapists, or special education teachers to treat children with conduct problems, ADHD, and internalising problems. It is delivered in 2-hour weekly small group sessions (6 children per group) for 18-22 weeks. Ideally it is offered in conjunction with the 2-hour weekly parenting program group sessions so parents have an opportunity to foster their children’s learning in Dinosaur School in their interactions with them at home.

The Incredible Years® Small Group Dinosaur Group Leaders Training

23, 24, 25, 28 & 29 Aug 2023

Time: 9 am – 12.15 pm

Platform: Zoom Online

This 5-day workshop will present in depth the intervention programme developed by Dr. Carolyn Webster-Stratton, designed to promote children’s problem-solving skills, appropriate classroom behaviours and positive social skills.

𝑷𝒓𝒐𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒎𝒎𝒆 𝒕𝒐𝒑𝒊𝒄𝒔 𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒍𝒖𝒅𝒆

  • Understanding feelings
  • Problem-solving
  • Regulating emotions

The programme utilises puppet play, group work, and fun activities to teach children these skills.

The intervention programme is appropriate for use by clinicians/therapists with small groups of children (4 – 8) who have behaviour problems, either in mental health settings or in schools as “pull-out” sessions. Participants in this training should have experience with groups of children and a graduate degree in social work, psychology, education, nursing, counselling, or a related degree.

After this training, group leaders can offer this 18 – 22 week curriculum to groups of children aged 4 – 8 years old in a therapeutic setting.

𝑮𝒐𝒂𝒍𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑻𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈

  • Promote children’s emotional, social and academic competencies, and reduce aggressive and non-compliant behaviours
  • Strengthen children’s social skills and appropriate play skills (turn-taking, waiting, asking, sharing, helping and complimenting)
  • Promote children’s use of self-control strategies as effective problem-solving steps and effective anger management strategies
  • Increase emotional awareness by labelling feelings, recognising the differing views of oneself and others, and enhancing perspective-taking
  • Boost academic success, reading and school readiness
  • Reduce defiance, aggressive behaviour, and related conduct problems such as non-compliance, peer aggression and rejection, bullying, stealing and lying
  • Decrease children’s negative cognitive attributions and conflict management approaches
  • Increase self-esteem and self-confidence

𝑨𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑻𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒓

Kimberlee Shoecraft has been a social services practitioner for more than 14 years and a Certified Mentor and Trainer for The Incredible Years® since 2009. She has facilitated parent groups, parent and infant groups and children groups for many years with high-risk populations. Kimberlee also provides training programs for social service professionals both in America and internationally. Kimberlee has a B.S. in Sociology, Master’s in Social Work and a Post Graduate Certificate Program in Psychological Trauma.

𝑾𝒉𝒐 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒅

  • Nurses
  • Teachers
  • Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Social Workers
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Family Life Education Trainers
  • Social Service Professionals
  • Psychoeducation Therapists

𝑪𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒆 𝑭𝒆𝒆𝒔

S$1,280 per participant

A ‘Certificate of Attendance’ from The Incredible Years® will be presented to participants after completion of the programme

Space is limited. Register early!

Registration closes 26 May 2023


For enquiries and to register, please reach out to

☎️ Sarah at +65 8932 4808

📩 with subject title “IYSD Group Leaders”

About the organiser

Morning Star Community Services is a registered charity and Institution of Public Character which aims to enrich and strengthen family relationships in Singapore. By empowering individuals and families, we strive to build vibrant communities that can make a difference to society.

In a world where challenges to harmonious family relationships are increasing in intensity, Morning Star Community Services also provides upstream, preventive and early intervention programmes, family life education workshops and counselling services.