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LSCI Training Uses Problems Situations as Opportunities to Connect


In the year 2000, as a young clinical social worker just two years out of graduate school and trying to find ways to effectively connect with tweens and teens in a residential treatment center, I lucked into attending an LSCI Certification training. To say that the advanced skills of LSCI changed my life would be an understatement.  18 years later, I can honestly say that I use LSCI skills every. single. day. in my work as the Director of Counseling at an Independent School, as a Mama of two daughters, and as a colleague.

It is the most practical set of skills I have ever learned, but more importantly, it is a way of thinking about young people.  LSCI taught me to always LOOK BEYOND BEHAVIOR and to focus my attention on discovering the beliefs, thoughts, and feelings that underlie a young person’s challenging behaviors.

LSCI keeps foremost in my mind that every person has a story and that my most valuable role can be in connecting with that young person so that I can help them put that emotional story into words–rather than expressing themselves through self-destructive behaviors.

That’s LSCI in a nutshell–though the 4-day certification course offers so, so much more in terms of practical, step-by-step skills to reach and teach young people with patterns of self-defeating behaviors.  I’m always happy to tell you more about what LSCI offers.  Please feel free to email me at or check out LSCI’s website at

In the meantime, today I’m thrilled to say that LSCI is thriving not just in the U.S., but throughout Canada, Europe, and beyond!  Check out these images of LSCI training in Flanders, Belgium last week:


Hurt Students Hurt Students


I saw this meme online today and just love it:


LSCI training, the certification program that is the basis for most of my professional interactions with distressed kids,  offers the skills we all need to reach out to hurt-filled children. For more information please visit the LSCI page on this site or check out today. I can very honestly say that I use the skills of LSCI every single day in my work and have for the last 17 years since I was first certified in LSCI.  I’m happy to answer any and all questions about LSCI training.


Training opportunities are available online at your convenience or year round at any of LSCI’s international training sites.

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