Introduction to Collaborative Problem Solving

Introduction to Collaborative Problem Solving

These self-paced online courses introduce the basic principles of Collaborative Problem Solving, an innovative, trauma-informed, and evidence-based approach to understanding and helping kids and adults with behavioral challenges. Participants learn a more empathic and accurate understanding of what causes unmet expectations and challenging behavior and are exposed to an overview of the three key components of the approach. These courses lay the foundation for attending Essential Foundation in Collaborative Problem Solving (Level 1).

Join us to:

  • Understand what really causes challenging behavior or unmet expectations in others.
  • Discover the limitations of motivational approaches as a solution to unwanted behavior.
  • Learn three ways to respond to unwanted behavior and the best times to use them.
  • See how the approach can positively change interactions and outcomes with youth and adults.

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If your organization or school is interested in hosting a private in-person or live-online training, please contact us to learn about our customized training options!

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Educators, join us in this introductory course and develop your behavioral growth mindset!

This 2-hour, self-paced course introduces the principles of Collaborative Problem Solving® while outlining how the approach is uniquely suited to the needs of today's educators and students.
Tuition: $39

Introduction to Collaborative Problem Solving - CEU-credited

The MGH Department of Psychiatry hosts our online, 3-hour, pre-recorded Introduction to Collaborative Problem Solving as a CEU-credited course. This course is ideal for clinicians seeking CEU credit.
Tuition: $99

Parents & Caregivers, learn how you can help your kids meet expectations and improve your relationship!

This 1.5-hour, self-paced course introduces the principles of Collaborative Problem Solving® while outlining how the approach can meet your family's needs.
Tuition: $39
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"The Introductory Training to CPS was a gift in helping me shift my mindset about how to respond to challenging behaviors. I wish I’d found CPS years ago, but what comfort to understand the idea of 'skill not will' now!"
Divinna Schmitt, M.Ed.

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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.

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