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Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) - Certified Tier 1 Training
Topic/Sujet Trauma-Focused Interventions
Certificate/Certificat Yes
Level/Niveau Intermediate
Format In-Person
Session Summer
Course Dates/Dates du cours Click here/Cliquez ici


The CPS approach focuses on building helping relationships and teaching at-risk kids the skills they need to succeed across a variety of different settings. It is a strengths-based, neurobiologically-grounded approach that provides concrete guideposts so as to operationalize trauma-informed care and empower youth and family voice. Tier 1 training is intended for mental health front-line staff, clinicians and educators interested in becoming proficient in Collaborative Problem Solving, an evidence-based approach to understanding and helping children and adolescents with a wide range of social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.

Participants learn to advance their 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 trainers while also benefiting from opportunities for networking. Continuing education credits are offered at no extra cost. This is a 2.5 day training program and participants must attend all days to be considered for certification. Completion of the training is also a requirement of the professional certification program.

Outcomes/Objectifs d'apprentissage

• Providing an in-depth exposure to both the assessment and intervention components.
• Practicing drilling down to identify specific problems to be solved.
• Practicing identifying the specific cognitive skill deficits contributing to challenging behavior.
• Learning how to solve problems and train skills using the collaborative problem solving process.
• Practicing indirect skills training with personalized feedback from trainers.
• Troubleshooting Plan B.
Additional Topics Include:
• Strategies for when a child refuses or has difficulty expressing his/her concerns.
• Dealing with common resistances to the approach.
• Troubleshooting other barriers to implementation in systems.
• Integrating with other models (i.e. Positive Behavioral Supports).
• Implementation in groups such as classrooms and transforming system-wide disciplinary policies.

For more information or to book this training, contact Karen, karen@safeguards-training.net.


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