Advanced Concepts in Collaborative Problem Solving

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The Advanced Concepts (Level 2) course deepens skills at all phases of the Collaborative Problem Solving® approach and enhances implementation in the real world. Participants advance their skills by learning strategies for using the approach in the most challenging situations using real-life examples from their experiences. Participants learn through lectures, role-play, video examples, case presentations, and breakout groups. Upon completion of this course, graduates are eligible to apply to the Certification Course to become experts in Collaborative Problem Solving.

Join us and learn to:

  • Assess different ways in which Plan B can be used (proactively, spontaneously, or urgently) depending on the situation.
  • Complete Collaborative Problem Solving assessments for youth with minimal errors.
  • Determine which Collaborative Problem Solving plan to use for each problem to be solved.
  • Adapt Plan B to complex circumstances.
  • Conduct Plan B when not directly involved in a situation.
  • Engage in conversations about Collaborative Problem Solving with those who hold more conventional understandings about behavior.
  • Conduct Plan B in group settings.

Upcoming Sessions

Collaborative Problem Solving® Advanced Concepts | July 2024 | CE / PDP

CH2M HILL Alumni Center
725 Southwest 26th Street, Corvallis, OR 97331
Oregon State University July 22, 23, and 24, 2024: 8:30 am– 3:00pm PTLearn More »

Collaborative Problem Solving® Advanced Concepts | Sept 2024 | CE / PDP

$535.00 - $595.00
September 9, 11, 16, 18, 2024: 10:00am - 3:00pm ET/7:00am - 12:00pm PTLearn More »
If the above days and times don't work for you, please submit this form to let us know what would work best for your schedule and we will be in touch when a class meets your schedule needs.

Additional Information

Earn CE and PDP Credits in Public Training
Think:Kids/MGH is an Accredited Provider of Continuing Education (CE) credits and Professional Development Points (PDP). This public course offers 16 continuing education credits/professional development points. Learn How to Get Credit >>
Meet the Instructors
Our experienced trainers teach our Collaborative Problem Solving Advanced Concepts course.
Important Information
  • Financial assistance: If you require financial assistance, please apply for assistance by completing this form. Funds are limited, and the application does not guarantee an award.
  • Payment: Credit/debit card is preferred for registration payment. Please email us at if you need to pay by check/invoice.
  • Cancellation: Non-refundable. Substitutions are permitted.
  • Prerequisite: Essential Foundation course or Parent/Caregiver class. *Please note: We recommend a minimum of 3 months between attending Essential Foundation (Level 1) and Advanced Concepts (Level 2) to allow for more understanding and practice of the model.
  • Attendance: When registering, you are signing up for all sessions. Attendance is required for each day as the learning builds upon the previous session's content.
  • Online Participation: All participants must join via their own devices when online. If joining as a group, each person should be on an individual device.
Host a Private Training
If your organization is interested in hosting a private in-person or online training for your employees, please get in touch with us to learn about our customized training options!

What our participants say

"Having just completed Tier 2 [Advanced Concepts] training, I can say without hesitation that this is the most important, impactful work that I can do right now as a child advocate… Be ready for a totally transformative experience."
Maggie Magner, Director of Auxiliary Programs The Fenn School, Concord, MA
"The Tier 2 [Advanced Concepts] course extended the initial learnings. It provided a deep dive for staff to expand their approach and repertoire of skills. We highly recommend the CPS philosophy and approach to coach staff in building the skills young people need."
Neil Kelly, Acting Principal EREA Flexi Schools – Queensland, Australia
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