Bullying and Cyberbullying for Clinicians

Holyoke, Massachusetts
Thursday, November 29, 2012

Elizabeth Kandel Englander, PhD

Bullying and Cyberbullying for Clinicians
Thursday, November 29, 2012 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

The Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House
500 Easthampton Road (Route 141)
Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040
United States

Map and Directions

This workshop will review recent research findings about bullying and cyberbullying, and will describe how both being a victim and a perpetrator can impact clinical interactions with children.  Common sources of confusion will be addressed, and the most recent data on cyber-behaviors will be covered.  Education and awareness tips for those working with children will be taught.

Learning Objectives:

Following this workshop, participants will be able to:

1.  Discuss the distinction between bullying and other types of aggressive behaviors common among children.

2.  Explain the role of online interactions in causing bullying and fighting between children.
3.  Describe how communications change in digital environments.

Course Outline

Part I: Massachusetts Aggression Reducation Center (MARC) Research Studies:

  •      The overuse of the term "bullying" 
  •      Telling bullying apart from teasing/conflict
  •      Responding effectively to the behaviors most often used to bully 

Part II: Recent research on cyber issues

  • Cyber-risk and cyberbullying among elementary school-aged children 
  •     Self-cyberbullying (Digital Munchausen) 
  •     Sexting, coerced and pressured sexting, outcomes and risks

Part III:  Challenges 

  •     Working with parents (research on what students twll parents and how that affects their perspective) 
  •     The reality of the peer arena 
  •     Common approaches that are contraindicated in research

Part IV: The MARC Curricula    

  •     No fee or cost 
  •     MARC K-5 Bullying and Cyberbulling Curriculum 
  •     MARC High School Cypberskills Curriculum
  •     Outcomes research base on each curriculum 
  •     Topics and concepts covered 
  •     Procedures used

Elizabeth Kandel Englander, PhD, is a professor of Psychology and the founder and Director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University, a Center which delivers anti-violence and anti-bullying programs, resources, and research for the state of Massachusetts.  She is a nationally recognized expert in the area of bullying and cyberbullying, childhood causes of violence, aggression and abuse, and child development. 

Since founding the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center she has trained thousands of teachers and administrators in Massachusetts, worked with thousands of schoolchildren, parents and community groups, conducted and published research on the topic of cyberbullying, authored the third edition of Understanding Violence (a standard text in the field), served as Special Edition Editor to the Journal of Social Sciences, and helped author and pass legislation to help prevent violence and bullying.  The Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center is the only center in public higher education which provides no- or low-cost cutting-edge research and programs for K-12 education.  MARC is also the Department of Education’s bullying and cyberbullying prevention partner.  Each year Dr. Englander trains and supervises graduate and undergraduate students and collaborates with multiple agencies around the State of Massachusetts and across the nation. 

She is the first recipient of the Presidential Fellowship at Bridgewater State University, and her expertise in children’s violence led to her appointment to the Advisory Boards for several organizations and to the Executive Committee for the mental health component of the Attorney General's Safe Schools Initiative under former Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly.  She has collaborated with the Massachusetts State Senate in developing the anti-bullying legislation in Massachusetts and has testified as an expert before the Senate.  She was chosen for the Massachusetts Campus Safety Task Force through the Department of Higher Education.


Contact Information

  • Please call
     the Office of Continuing Education
    at 802-258-4359 with any questions.

Payment Instructions


    If you prefer to pay by check,
    Mail in registration fees are as follows:

    Paid 30 days or more prior to event: $140.00
    Paid less than thirty days prior to event: $160

     On-line discounts do not apply with mail-in registration
    Follow this link to download our registration form and return it to:
    The Brattleboro Retreat,
    Continuing Education,
    P.O. Box 803, Brattleboro, VT 05302. 


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