Squabbles Brooks Gibbs

SQUABBLES - Level 1 Certification Program

Details and Registration


Workshop Description:

The SQUABBLES Level 1 Certification Program is a comprehensive professional development course for therapists who work with children. It presents an easily taught and learned approach to dealing with aggression that empowers the individual, reduces bullying and aggression, and improves the child’s relationships with peers at school and siblings at home. You will become proficient in the SQUABBLES Conflict Resolution System that is designed to build up the emotional resilience of a child in their unique areas of vulnerability. A child who learns to become unfazed by petty quarrels and non-criminal offenses suffers less and experiences an increase in personal satisfaction and academic achievement.

What you will learn in Level 1

You will learn research-based strategies and tools to help students manage conflict. You will gain skills to empower students to manage their emotions and resolve their social problems. You will gain quick intervention techniques, access evaluation tools, and enjoy a library of role-play games to solve painful problems in a spirit of play.

Who is this training for?

This training is for mental health providers, school counselors and psychologists, juvenile workers, allied professionals and clergy, students and interns, family clinic staff, professors/teachers of couples therapy, researchers in the social sciences, and employee assistance professionals. There are no prerequisites.

What is included in the price?

Included in the registration price is a clinical training manual, which contains the core SQUABBLES Conflict Resolution System, Assessments, and Role Play Games. You will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from the SQUABBLES Institute for Social & Emotional Learning.

  • PDF Download of the 190-page Level 1 Clinical Training Manual

  • On-Demand training of Dr. Brooks Gibbs presentation and videos of a recent Level 1 in your SQUABBLES account on their website.

  • SQUABBLES Level 1 Certificate of Completion

  • Up to 5 CE Hours are available

  • Eligibility to continue to Level 2 Training

Training Objectives

At the completion of this training, you will be able to:


  • At the completion of this training, you will be able to:

    • Teach children how to apply the common-sense wisdom of the Golden Rule to break free of the bully-victim cycle.

    • Promote the resilience, emotional maturity, and independence that will equip children for facing life’s challenges.

    • Teach children how to handle the broad variety of social challenges they typically encounter, such as verbal bullying, cyberbullying, rumors, social exclusion, relational aggression, physical aggression, and intimidation by adults.

    • Teach school staff simple approaches for reducing aggression among students while enhancing their self-regulation and coping skills.

    • Replace the prevalent, ineffective, and time-consuming legalistic approach to bullying with a more effective and efficient psychological/educational approach.

    • Teach children to solve interpersonal problems on their own.

    • Manage parents’ anger triggered by their child’s social problems and get buy-in to try a more resilient approach to solve the problem.


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