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Elizabeth Buchholz

Certified Trainer & Consultant

Elizabeth Buchholz, MNS is a Certified Trainer and Consultant and works with learners across the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) continuum. She provides training and coaching for organizations, provides implementation consultation sessions, and facilitates learning through the Certification program.

Elizabeth has experience working directly with youth and families using Collaborative Problem Solving in residential treatment, private day schools, and treatment foster care. As an Organization Learning Manager for a statewide nonprofit, she provided training and consultation in Collaborative Problem Solving and Implementation to staff and families in each of these settings. Elizabeth also led the direct care team in a large residential facility using the CPS approach as both a human resources management approach and as the guiding philosophy for interacting with and treating clients and families.

Elizabeth received a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Philosophy and a master’s degree in Nonprofit Studies with a concentration in Implementation Science and Trauma Informed Care from the University of Richmond.

About Me: Hi! I’m Elizabeth (she/hers), and I live and work in a rural community outside Richmond, Virginia. Growing up in a family with physical disabilities, significant mental health challenges, and lots of love, I developed a deep passion for advocating for those that don’t have the skills to advocate for themselves. I also believe in the power of “both-and,” recognizing that people can have intense, challenging behaviors, a deep desire to do well, and the capacity to love others. I have seen the power of Collaborative Problem Solving in bringing humanity and understanding to those that struggle and have witnessed firsthand the transformative power of the approach with youth and families. I have three kids of my own, and we try our best to live and breathe CPS in our household. I am an avid college sports fan. Go Tarheels! I also love house projects, woodworking, and crafting. Learning new things and being curious are passions of mine, and I learn from each person I interact with every single day!

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