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:

  • Confidently assess and plan interventions for all youth in your care.
  • Expand your use of the approach to include using it with groups, spontaneously, in complex situations, and when you are not directly involved.
  • Develop and deploy strategies when things get tough, including a lack of trust or language skills.
  • Support others using the approach and address common issues, including lack of “buy-in.”
  • Engage in productive dialogue to share the values of the approach of Collaborative Problem Solving focusing on skill not will.
  • Use Collaborative Problem Solving to address the negative impact of implicit bias and combat inequitable discipline practices.

Upcoming Sessions

Collaborative Problem Solving® Advanced Concepts | April 2024 | CEU / PDP

$535.00 - $595.00
April 8, 9, 15, 16, 2024: 10:00am - 3:00pm ET / 7:00am - 12:00pm PT

Collaborative Problem Solving® Advanced Concepts | June 2024 | CEU / PDP

$535.00 - $595.00
June 3,4,10,11, 2024: 11:00am - 4:00pm ET / 8:00am - 1:00pm PT
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 CEU and PDP Credits in Public Training
Think:Kids/MGH is an Accredited Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEU) 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 four sessions. Attendance is required for each day as the learning builds upon the previous session's content.
  • Participation: All participants must join via their own devices. 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

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"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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