Answer Key for the OST Program and Homework Assignments
Certificate of Completion
In the hopes of delivering cognitive behavioral principles to a wide audience of children, focus has shifted to technological programs such as Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CCBT). Established in 2005, CCBT is the notion of delivering Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in a digital format (i.e. software, interactive programs and/or games). This comprehensive program may help your students learn how to alleviate stress and anxiety in daily situations. On Second Thought: From Iffy to Witty Thoughts (OST) is an innovative program using Smart Notebook Technology to deliver cognitive behavioral principles to students who struggle with emotional regulation in daily situations.
In the hopes of decreasing maladaptive behavior in children, The OST program has everything you need to help your students learn about their thoughts, feelings and behaviors as well as helpful and unhelpful thoughts.
The OST program is offered on Mac in still format.
This program is an interactive learning tool consisting of 19 activities made up of 566 slides that help kids understand how their thoughts affect their feelings and behavior. In addition, this program helps kids learn how to change their thoughts from unhelpful to helpful.
This program is based on the work of Dr.’s Albert Ellis, Aaron Beck and David Burns who are pioneers in researching the relationship between unhelpful thoughts and how they affect feelings and behaviors. Dr. Busto and Paula Busto have adapted these concepts and turned them into a kid friendly program. Using colorful and comically illustrated idioms that are couched in interactive activities and real life stories, children become aware that their first thought may not be the best choice.
The Power of Thought: Helping children learn how to think their way to feeling good.
Participants will understand basic principles of thought and readily learn that: how they think affects how they feel, what they do and what happens. This program further highlights unhelpful and helpful thoughts and offers children the opportunity to recognize the value of replacing an “iffy” thought with a “witty” one.