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   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  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 1 Training-March 18-20, 2019 NWRESD 5825 NE Ray Circle, Hillsboro, Oregon WA Rooms-Think:Kids Certified Trainers: Randi Cooper, M.Ed. and Jordan Spikes Please click here to register Questions contact Kendra Staley 503-614-1762

  • Tier 1 Training April 3-5, 2019 Historic Old School Event & Conference Center, 4455 Northeast Highway 20, Corvallis, OR 97330 NASW 16 CEUs available. Think:Kids Certified Trainers: Elizabeth McMahan, LCSW from Trillium Family Services  & Alicia Meyers, QMHP from Shangri La. For Question please contact Elizabeth 571-758-5924  To register for this training please click here

  • Tier 1 Training- April 4-6, 2019 at Baker School District, Baker City, Oregon (Only 20 seats available) 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, 16 NASW CEU's, and 18 hours on the Oregon Registry (ORO). For more information please contact Doris Bowman at .  Watch their website for updates and a list of their current trainings. Please click here to register
  •   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- May 15-17, 2019 2611 Pringle Rd. SE Salem, OR- Think:Kids Certified Trainers: Doris Bowman, M.S. Ed/Special Ed a Certified Trauma Practitioner of Education (CTP-E®) & Rick Bowman, M.A. Clinical Psychology- NOTE: this Tier 1 offers 2 graduate credits through Seattle Pacific University & 16 NASW CEU hours To Register please click here For more information Doris Bowman 503-896-6780 Download a flyer here For a complete list of their current trainings, please visit their website
  • Tier 1 Training - August 19-21, 2019 Sherwood School District, Sherwood, Oregon (exact building location to be determined - LIMITED SEATS OPEN TO PUBLIC). 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, 16 NASW CEU's, and 18 hours on the Oregon Registry (ORO). For more information and to reserve a seat, please contact Doris Bowman at . Online registration will open soon. Watch their website for updates and a list of their current trainings.

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.

  • CPS Tier 2 Training May 29-31, 2019 Northwest Regional ESD 5825 NE Ray Circle Hillsboro, OR 97124 Think:Kids Certified Trainer: Randi Cooper, $300 per attendee please click here to register Registration Contact or more information: Paul Thompson 503-614-1724

 

  • Please contact Think:Kids at Massachusetts General Hospital to inquire about Collaborative Problem Solving Tier 2 Advanced Trainings, 617-643-6030

 

Functional Behavioral Assessment & Behavior Support Plans

  • Trauma-Informed FBA & Behavior Support Plans with CPS Base: 1-day Training "Your FBA is a Fantasy" - March 18, 2019 8:30am-4:30pm Located at 200 Market Street, Portland, Oregon. Trainers: Rick Bowman, M.A., Clinical Psychology & Doris Bowman, M.S. Ed/Special Ed and Certified Trauma Practitioner of Education (CTP-E®). 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 FBA & Behavior Support Plans with CPS Base: 1-day Training "Your FBA is a Fantasy" - April 8, 2019 8:00am-4:00pm Located in Baker City, Oregon. Trainers: Rick Bowman, M.A., Clinical Psychology & Doris Bowman, M.S. Ed/Special Ed and Certified Trauma Practitioner of Education (CTP-E®). 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
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    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