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

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. 

Contact Collaborative Problem Solving Staff

CPS Training (Introductory & Tier I)

CPS Parent Group Trainings 

Success Stories