Most Valuable Professional Development, LLC (mostvaluablepd.com) recently led a workshop at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. The focus was on helping students with mental health concerns to succeed in school. The training was led by Dr. Bryan Pearlman, EdD (educator) and Rebecca Dougherty, LCSW (therapist). The audience included university professors, school counselors, school social workers, and teachers.
The training addressed specific issues related to stress, anxiety, depression, oppositional behaviors, ADHD, trauma, school phobia, perfectionism, and attachment disorders. These are often items that interfere with a student’s ability to access curriculum and to reach their potential. This training provided many hands-on and research-based strategies and interventions that will help to support the student.
Dr. Bryan Pearlman describes the importance of providing trainings to educators, “The number of students with mental health concerns in school is growing at a very rapid pace. Teachers, principals, counselors, and social workers need effective tools and information to help all students to succeed in school. It is an honor for us to provide trainings and workshops for those individuals that work directly with children and teens.”
Most Valuable Professional Development, LLC (mostvaluablepd.com) is a St. Louis based business that provides hands-on & research-based professional development, training & consulting services for educators. The business features a team of veteran educators and mental health professionals that are laser-focused on providing tools, strategies, and techniques to improve outcomes for students, teachers, and schools. Trainings and workshops are offered in schools all across the United States and also online in a webinar format for groups of 15 to 300 educators. Most Valuable Professional Development, LLC is currently booking trainings for this summer, back to school, and for the 2018-2019 school year.