Upcoming Trainings

Introductory training provides a foundation for professionals and parents interested in learning Collaborative Problem Solving, an evidence-based approach to understanding and helping children and adolescents with behavioral challenges. These introductory trainings serve as a prerequisite for our intensive training workshops for professionals and advanced trainings for parents.

  • Introductory Training July 23, 2018  Scottsdale Bible Church, Scottsdale, AZ- Certified Trainers-Doris Bowman, M.S. Ed/Special Ed & Rick Bowman, M.A., Clinical Psychology- For more information please contact Doris Bowman    503-896-6780 Visit their website for a list of their current trainings. To register, please click here
  • Introductory Training December 10, 2018 Brookings Harbor High School, Brookings, OR- Certified Trainers-Doris Bowman, M.S. Ed/Special Ed & Rick Bowman, M.A., Clinical Psychology- For more information please contact Doris Bowman   503-896-6780 To register for this training please click here Visit their website for a list of their current trainings. Download a flyer here

 Tier 1 Intensive Training

This 2-1/2 day intensive training is intended for mental health clinicians, educators, parents, and community partners.  Participants should have some introductory exposure to the model, and have interest in becoming more proficient in this innovative approach.  Relationally based,  CPS views challenging behavior as a learning disability of  some very crucial cognitive(thinking) skills  necessary to handle the demands of everyday life and not the result of  a child’s willfulness or poor parenting.  Through a more empathetic and  accurate understanding of what is getting in a child’s way, we (parents, educators, clinicians) are better able intervene to support children through a collaborative process of teaching skills and solving problems.

Tier 2 Advanced Training

Participants who have successfully completed Tier 1 are eligible to attend this advanced training. Tier 2 training  focuses on advancing  skills in applying the model through a combination of didactic lectures, role-playing, videotape examples, case presentations, and breakout groups with topics of specific interest to clinicians and educators. Participants receive personal attention and individualized feedback during breakout sessions from Think:Kids Certified Trainers while also benefiting from opportunities for networking. *Tier 1 and  Tier 2 cannot be taken during the same summer or winter. A minimum of six months is required between Tier 1 and Tier 2 training so that participants have an opportunity to apply and practice what they learn.

  •  Tier 2 Training-  SAVE THE DATE! October 15-17, 2018 Northwest Regional Education Service District, Hillsboro, OR  Please check back for details.


CPS Oregon Outpatient Provider Learning Community

This learning community is designed for those who have attended a Tier 1 Training in Collaborative Problem Solving and are now attempting to use CPS in your work with children and families. As mental health therapists, social workers, and nurse practitioners using this model, we may sometimes find ourselves stuck. The intention of this group is to pull together like-minded professionals to brainstorm, discuss, and troubleshoot areas that tend to get messy when using this model in individual and/or family outpatient therapy. We are hoping to create a format for learning and offer support to each other while also ensuring that we practice the model to fidelity. Class meets the second Wednesday of every month from 8:30am-9:30am PST, in person, teleconfernce or video conference. Please email for more information.


Interested in becoming a Certified Think:Kids Trainer?

For information on the Think:Kids Certification Program please visit Think:Kids website