Psychoeducational Program, Skill Building Activity for Kids- On Second Thought
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Desktop/Laptop for Windows-Animated

Each Desktop/Laptop version includes:

  • 19 Session OST Program
  • Introduction to Parents
  • Homework Assignments
  • Answer Key for the OST Program and Homework Assignments
  • Student Guides
  • Student Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

*Desktop/laptop version: You can also track your team's progress.

One of the most effective ways to assist in improving mental health in children is with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT as proposed by Dr.’s Beck, Ellis and Burns, in its authenticity contains sophisticated concepts intended for an adult audience, subsequently, being too advanced for elementary school children.  On Second Thought: From Iffy to Witty Thoughts (OST) fills the need for a well- structured psychoeducational program. Essential cognitive behavioral skills presented include: how our thoughts influence our feelings and behaviors, recognizing cognitive distortions, as well as how to change our thoughts from unhelpful to helpful or iffy to witty. Each skill building activity is presented in a fun, creative and interactive way.
This program is offered on desktop/laptops for Windows to be used in both schools and/or at home.


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.

Explore the program sample activities