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ASPEN

Learn how to manage aggressive behavior in a school setting with these training modules.

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The ASPEN Training Modules are designed to engage educators and practitioners in the applications of positive psychology, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) in the school setting.

At the end of the course (7 modules in total), attendees will:

  • Understand the roots of aggression in children.
  • Jettison ineffective and harmful practices.
  • Understand where their respective school/district stands in an MTSS framework, (and build from there).
  • Apply principles of positive psychology like RICH Theory and Flow in behavior programming for students.
  • Review and apply principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
  • Incorproate components of optimistic teaming and leadership.


Your Instructor


Ben Springer, PhD
Ben Springer, PhD

Ben Springer is an award-winning and nationally certified school psychologist. Ben received his Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Educational Psychology at the University of Utah. Ben studied psychological assessment, counseling, school-wide positive behavior supports, bullying prevention programs, parental involvement, evidence-based practice, autism, and social skills instruction. Ben works as the director of special education in a public school in Utah.

Ben has become a popular speaker and presenter across the U.S. for his Happy Kids Don’t Punch You in the Face Seminars and his Keynote addresses on Autism (“Autism is a Burrito”) and ADHD (“ADHD: The Goods”).

In addition to his speaking engagements, Ben has knack for taking evidence-based practice, research literature, and theory, and making them fun and practical. Ben has honed this “knack” into comprehensive training modules in the areas of behavior, mental health, and special education. Most notably, Ben’s ASPEN Training Modules have taken on a life of their own in Utah and have gained national attention through a contract with Corwin/SAGE publishing—an international publishing company!

Totem PD has been designed to be “the hub” of Ben’s trainings, presentations, consultations and so much more! Totem PD is an organized team of like-minded professionals all working towards keeping kids safe and happy, (we work to keep parents, teachers, and administrators, safe and happy, too!)

Ben is married to his middle school sweetheart (it’s a thing) and has four lovely daughters. Ben enjoys a crisp diet coke, backpacking, fishing, and collecting comic books.


Class Curriculum


  An Introduction to Aspen
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  Online (Pre-Recorded) Webinars
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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