Collaborative Problem Solving

What is Collaborative Problem Solving?

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Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) is an evidence-based model based on neurobiological research.  It allows caregivers and professionals to address challenging youth behaviors through empowerment, empathy, and mutual solving of the shared problems that tend to cause behaviors. The model is rooted in the Think:Kids program at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Visit Think:Kids website

Watch Dr. Ablon's TED talk

Find a Think:Kids Certified Trainer

Collaborative Problem Solving Project at OHSU

Since 2011, we have been fortunate to enjoy a collaboration with MGH and share Dr. Stuart Ablon’s Collaborative Problem Solving program with all of Oregon.  Through the collaboration, we helped make sure that this useful resource helped train and support caregivers, teachers and providers of all stripes understand that kids do well when they can. Please see the announcement for more information:

Collaborative Problem Solving Services ending Dec. 31, 2020

In the meantime, please access the information below:

We provide training, consultation, and support in the Collaborative Problem Solving model to families and providers in Oregon. We also provide the greater Oregon community with information about Collaborative Problem Solving™ (CPS) resources available throughout the state. 

Calendar of CPS Trainings and Events in Oregon

CPS Training (Introductory & Tier I)

CPS Parent Group Trainings 

Contact Collaborative Problem Solving Staff