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ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center

Behavioral and Emotional Skills Training (BEST)℠

An interactive training experience to teach and apply practical techniques for effective behavior management.

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Interested in registering for Behavioral and Emotional Skills Training (BEST)℠?

About the Program

Adults caring for children often have questions about how to set clear expectations and manage behavior effectively. Especially when children exhibit challenging behaviors, adults want to know exactly how to address these situations with strategies that promote positive behavior, good social-emotional development and increased self-esteem.

The Child Mind Institute’s Behavioral and Emotional Skills Training (BEST)℠ provides this preparation for parents and caregivers. Informed by the most up-to-date research, clinicians provide caregivers with a structured and interactive training experience aimed at the teaching and immediate application of practical techniques for effective behavior management.

Training Objectives for BEST

  • Understand the basics of behavior management
  • Learn and apply skills consistently and effectively
  • Increase confidence in managing challenging behaviors
  • Develop a behaviorally-minded network of other caregivers for continued support following training completion

BEST Topics Covered

  • Setting routines and clear behavioral expectations
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Redirection of minor misbehavior and active ignoring
  • Giving good directions
  • Effectively shaping behavioral goals and setting up individualized behavior plans
  • Reprimands, loss of privileges and time-outs
  • Avoiding common pitfalls like yelling and escalating threats
  • How to take care of yourself while taking care of others
  • Planning to implement these strategies at home

To provide families with support during the COVID-19 crisis, we are bringing BEST online by providing families with pre-recorded webinars plus a live parent consultation with Matthew Ferrigno, PhD and Samantha Malick, PsyD.

Who Should Attend?

Parents, grandparents, babysitters, nannies, au pairs or other caregivers are invited to participate in BEST.


Registration options:

Full BEST Webinar Series (5 hours) including live parent consultation: $225. Being held on:

  • Friday, August 2nd 11:30 – 1:00 EST (8:30 – 10:00am PST)
  • BEST Webinar Series (5 hours) without parent consultation: $150
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Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be given for the webinar portion of the program once it has been sent to the registrant. If a participant cannot attend the live parent consultation session that they have signed up for, we will add them to the next available live session date. If they are unable to attend any live session, a refund for the live portion of the program will be given, provided the cancellation is made 30 days prior to the date of the original live program that they signed up for.

Please reach out with any questions to Lillian Hertzberg at 646.863.5408 or at

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