Ben Stich, LICSW, M.Ed., is a Certified Trainer and Consultant for Think:Kids. Ben conducts training and coaching in Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), participates in the internal development of the model, and is a member of the Think:Kids Advisory Council.
Ben previously served as the Director of Training and Curriculum Development and Director of Certification for Think:Kids. Ben is passionate about working within teams. His most proud accomplishments are helping create a certification team and a process for team-wide training and curriculum materials development.
Ben was introduced to the CPS approach while working as a high school social worker. He made it his mission to disseminate the model through the school system, which led him to become certified and join the Think:Kids team. Earlier in his career, he ran a residential treatment program for teenage girls for eight years.
In addition to his work at Think:Kids, Ben manages a private practice that works with parents learning the CPS approach and divorce and family mediation. Ben mediates divorces, co-parenting disputes, and all other types of family conflict. Ben is particularly interested in helping parents in high-conflict relationships focus on reducing tension for their children’s well-being. He is an instructor for Massachusetts’ only court-mandated High-Conflict Parent Education program at William James College.
Ben is a mediator and a licensed social worker. He graduated from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work and earned an M.Ed. from Endicott College.