You Can Do It.
Social and Emotional Program
Based on Michael’s work as a consultant school psychologist in primary and secondary schools with students and their families referred for a variety of emotional (anger, anxiety, depression), behavioural (non-compliance, bullying, aggression) and learning challenges (lack of motivation, under-achievement) the development of You Can Do It!
Education in schools began in the 1990’s. Michael spent many years helping young people to cognitively restructure their negative, irrational ways of thinking about themselves, others and their schoolwork to more rational and positive approaches while helping young people acquire a range of rational beliefs (self-acceptance, high frustration tolerance, acceptance of others). The strengthening of a rational mindset led to reductions in these student’s emotional and behavioural problems and increases in their positivity, achievement and wellbeing.