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Training Workshops for Professionals and Parents

Signe provides training nationwide for professionals and parents on numerous topics related to child and adolescent mental and behavioral health.  To arrange a customized workshop on any of the topics below, please contact Signe at

Life Space Crisis Intervention Certification Training

Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) is an interactive therapeutic strategy for turning crisis situations into learning opportunities for children and youth with chronic patterns of self-defeating behaviors. This non-physical intervention program uses a multi-theoretical approach to behavior management and problem solving. LSCI provides educators, social workers, psychologists, counselors, and youth care professionals with advanced skills for using crisis as an opportunity to teach and create positive relationships with youth.  CEU's and Graduate credits are available for successful completion of the LSCI course.  For more information, please visit 

Life Space Crisis Intervention Refresher Training (for already-certified LSCI practitioners)

The LSCI Refresher Course is designed for those who have successfully completed the certification course.  The 1-day workshop provides a forum for review and practice of critical LSCI skills and discussion about implementing LSCI in the real-world.  Participants are given extensive opportunities to role play and diagnose LSCI crisis situations.

How to Be Angry: An Assertive Anger Expression Skills Workshop

Details TBD

The Angry Smile:  Effectively Managing Passive Aggressive Behavior

The Angry Smile course is designed for anyone who lives, works, or interacts with a passive aggressive person and wants to better understand and manage the often-troubling dynamics.
The Angry Smile takes an in-depth look at the roots of passive aggressive behavior in children, exploring masked anger at five distinct and increasingly pathological levels.

The 1-day workshop features the Passive Aggressive Conflict Cycle as well as eight specific skills for responding effectively to passive aggressive behavior.  The Angry Smile course trains participants in a six-step process for confronting and changing passive aggressive behaviors in the long-term, using extensive discussion, video examples, and role play.

Signe Whitson is the co-author of The Angry Smile: The Psychology of Passive Aggressive Behavior in Families, Schools, and Workplaces, 2nd ed.

Friendship & Other Weapons: Activities to Help Young Girls Cope with Bullying

Details TBD