Upcoming CPS Think:Kids Certified 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.
CPS Introductory Overview - April 26th in Portland at MESD location (TBD) -Think:Kids Certified Trainers: Doris Bowman, M.S. Ed/Special Ed & Rick Bowman, M.A., Clinical Psychology. Please click here to register For more information please contact Doris Bowman email@example.com 503-896-6780. Visit their website for a list of their current trainings.
CPS Introductory Training May 10, 2019 8:30am-4:30pm Historic Old School Event & Conference Center, 4455 Northeast Highway 20, Corvallis, OR 97330 Think:Kids Certified Trainers: Elizabeth McMahan, LCSW from Trillium Family Services & Alicia Meyers, QMHP from Shangri La. For Question please contact Elizabeth EMcMahan@trilliumfamily.org 571-758-5924 Pease click here to register
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 may be 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.
- Please contact Think:Kids at Massachusetts General Hospital to inquire about Collaborative Problem Solving Tier 2 Advanced Trainings, 617-643-6030 firstname.lastname@example.org
Functional Behavioral Assessment & Behavior Support Plans
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 email@example.com for more information.
Interested in becoming a Certified Think:Kids Trainer?For information on the Think:Kids Certification Program please visit Think:Kids website