• November 28, 2018

Small Group Dinosaur (Treatment Programme) Group Leaders Training

In-depth discussion and training for Group Leaders in the empirically supported Incredible Years programmes


Date: May 29 – 31, 2019

Time: 9am – 5pm

Venue: Morning Star Training Centre

Block 323B Sengkang East Way

#01-553 Singapore 542323


This 3-day workshop will present in depth the evidence-based “Small Group Dinosaur Treatment” child training programme developed by Dr. Carolyn Webster-Stratton. The programme is designed to promote children’s problem-solving skills, appropriate classroom behaviours, and positive social skills.

Programme topics include:
Understanding feelings
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


Who should attend:

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


Course Fee:



Closing Date:

15 April 2019




Kimberlee Shoecraft has been a social services practitioner for more than 14 years and a Certified Mentor/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.


For more information, download the info-brochure.

To register, download the registration form and email the completed form to training@morningstar.org.sg with the subject title “Small Group Dina”.

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