Upcoming CPS Think:Kids Certified Trainings

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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.

  • CPS Introductory Training December 10, 2018 Brookings Harbor High School, Brookings, OR- Think:Kids 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
  • CPS Introductory Training December 11, 2018 Sponsored by SOESD, Located at Jackson County Health & Human Services Building, Medford, OR - Think:Kids 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. Down load 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 1 Training - Save the Date Nov. 7-9, 2018 Northwest Regional Education Service District (NWRESD) Think:Kids Certified Trainer; Randi Cooper M.Ed. & Jordan Spikes For more information, please click here.

  • Tier 1 Training- Nov. 12-14, 2018 Youth Homes - Walnut Creek, CA (East San Francisco Bay Area) Think:Kids Certified Trainers; Doris Bowman, M.S. Ed/Special Ed & Rick Bowman, M.A., Clinical Psychology This Tier 1 offers 2 graduate credits through SPU, 16 NASW hours, and 18 hours on the Oregon Registry - Limited seats open to public. For more information or to reserve a seat, please contact Doris Bowman   Please click here to register

  • Trauma Informed CPS-Based FBA's and Behavior Support Plans 1-day Training "Your FBA is a Fantasy" -Nov. 30th, 2018 8:30am-4:30pm Located at 200 Market Street, Portland, Oregon - Think:Kids 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

  • Trauma Informed CPS-Based FBA's and Behavior Support Plans - 1-day Training "Your FBA is a Fantasy" - Dec. 12th, 2018 8:30am-4:30pm. Sponsored by SOESD, Located at Phoenix High School, Phoenix, Oregon - Think:Kids 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 Training- January 28-30, 2019 200 Market St., Portland, Oregon Think:Kids Certified Trainers; Doris Bowman, M.S. Ed/Special Ed & Rick Bowman, M.A., Clinical Psychology. This Tier 1 offers 2 graduate credits through SPU, 16 NASW hours, and 18 hours on the Oregon Registry - Open to public. For more information , please contact Doris Bowman  Registration is open -Please click here to register                   Download a flyer here
  • Tier 1 Training- Feb. 12, 19, 26, 2019 at HBCC in Tustin, CA (Southern California) -  Think:Kids Certified Trainers: Doris Bowman, M.S. Ed/Special Ed & Rick Bowman, M.A., Clinical Psychology. NOTE: This Tier 1 offers 2 graduate credits through SPU, and 16 NASW hours. 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 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-  December 5-7, 2018,  Facilitated by Think:Kids Certified Master Trainer Erik Kola, RN, QMHP, & Certified Trainer Beth Holliman, LPC Facilitated by OHSU and The Oregon Health Authority Training. Unitarian Universalist Church Eugene, 1685 W 13th Ave., Eugene, OR 97402. Registration Deadline is November 12th,  Please click here to download a registration application.

 

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, teleconference 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