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Think:Kids - Tier 1 Collaborative Problem Solving® Training: Jan. 15-17, 2020

Think:Kids at MGH: Collaborative Problem Solving®

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 8:30 AM - Friday, January 17, 2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)

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Individual   more info Jan 8, 2020 $675.00 $0.00
Group Rate (3 or 4 registrants) Jan 8, 2020 $625.00 $0.00
Group Rate (5 or more) Jan 8, 2020 $575.00 $0.00
Student (w/current student ID) Jan 8, 2020 $575.00 $0.00

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Winter 2020 
Tier 1 Collaborative Problem Solving® Training

January 15 - 17, 2020 

Federal Bank Reserve
Boston, MA

Think:Kids and the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) are offerings its Tier 1 Training as a 2 ½ day symposium focused on the assessment, planning and intervention components of this evidence-based model for helping adults with children who have challenging behaviors.

Think:Kids teaches adults around the world our revolutionary approach to helping children struggling with social, emotional and behavioral challenges.This intensive training is intended for parents and professionals interested in becoming more proficient in this innovative approach to understanding and helping children, adolescents, and adults with behavioral challenges, called Collaborative Problem Solving® (CPS).

Participants with some prior CPS exposure will learn to advance their skills in applying the approach through a combination of didatic lectures, role playing, videotape examples, case presentations, and breakout groups.

Training Content:

  • Identify the specific cognitive skill deficits contributing to challenging behavior.
  • Practice prioritizing, planning and achieving a consensus using the three Plans.
  • Learn how to solve problems and train skills using the Collaborative Problem Solving process.
  • Receive an in-depth exposure to the assessment, planning and intervention components of the CPS model.
  • Practice drilling down to identify specific triggers / unmet expectations.
  • Distinguishing between relational and didactic skills training.

Additional Topics Include:

  • Strategies for when a child refuses or has difficulty expressing his/ her concern
  • Dealing with common resistances to the approach.
  • What neuroscience tells us about the advantages of relational, experiential skills training.
  • Understanding how CPS operationalizes trauma-informed care.
  • Troubleshooting barriers to implementation such as integrating with other school disciplinary or clinical models.
  • The process and challenges of implementation in entire systems.
  • Opportunities for continued learning and networking.

Prerequisite: A one-day Think:Kids Introductory Training - or - the online Think:Kids Introductory Training:

Attendance in a parent group led by a member of the Think:Kids Certified community will also qualify as a prerequiste for Tier 1 Training.


About Your Tier 1 Instructor: To Be Announced 


Schedule Details:


Wednesday, January 15th: 8:30am registration and breakfast, 9:00am-5:00pm training
Thursday, January 16th: 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday, January 17th: 9:00am-1:00pm

Breaks & Lunch: There will be two fifteen minute breaks on Day 1 and Day 2 in addition to a one hour lunch from 12:30pm-1:30pm on both days (lunch will be on your own). On Day 3 there will be a fifteen minute break from 10:30am-10:45am. Breakfast will be served all three day

CEUs Accreditations:

Educators: We are approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for 16 PDPs.

PsychologistsAn application for psychologist continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at for the status of psychologist CE credits.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors: An application has been submitted to the MMCEP for 16 continuing education credits.

Social Workers: This training has been approved by the NASW Collaborative of Boston College and Simmons College for 16 continuing education credits.

Parents, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Educators Outside of Mass./Social Workers/Clinicians & Other Professionals Outside the USA: A general certificate of attendance for 16 unites can be provided to which you can submi to the corresponding professional organization for consideration.

Location Details

Training Address 

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
600 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
Recorded Directions: (617) 973-FIND (3463) 
General Information: (617) 973-3000 

Federal Reserve Plaza is the iconic silver “washboard” or "venentian blind" building located in the block defined by Summer Street, Atlantic Avenue, Congress Street, and Dorchester Avenue, near South Station and Dewey Square, at the start of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. 

Security: Please note, because this is a federal building visitors will be asked to enter via metal detector and provide personal ID. 

Travel/Parking:  Location website: 

Travel by T: The Boston Fed is easily accessible by the MBTA's Red and Silver Lines. Take the Red or Silver Line to the South Station stop. The Bank is the tall silver building located at the corner of Summer Street and Atlantic Avenue. Note: The Silver Line provides service to and from Logan International Airport

Parking: We recommend that you take advantage of public transportation ( if possible, as parking in the area can be costly ($18-$40 per day). 

Parking options include: 

South Station Parking Garage 

Atlantic Wharf Garage 
390 Congress Street Lot 


Rooms can be reserved at area hotels, including: the Boston Marriott Long Wharf, DoubleTree By Hilton Boston DowntownInterContinental BOSTONHoliday Inn Express & Suites BOSTON GARDEN 

Training Cancellation Policy: Non-refundable. Substitutions are permitted.


Have questions about Think:Kids - Tier 1 Collaborative Problem Solving® Training: Jan. 15-17, 2020? Contact Think:Kids at MGH: Collaborative Problem Solving®

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Federal Bank Reserve - Boston
600 Atlantic Ave
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02210

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 8:30 AM - Friday, January 17, 2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)

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Think:Kids at MGH: Collaborative Problem Solving®

Think:Kids teaches a revolutionary, evidence-based approach for helping children with behavioral challenges. Through training, support and clinical services, we promote the understanding that challenging kids lack the skill, not the will, to behave well – specifically skills related to problem solving, flexibility and frustration tolerance. Unlike traditional models of discipline, our Collaborative Problem Solving approach avoids the use of power, control and motivational procedures and instead focuses on teaching kids the skills they need to succeed. #KidsdoWellifTheyCan


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