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Think:Kids - Tier 1 Collaborative Problem Solving® Training: July 10 -12, 2019

Think:Kids at MGH: Collaborative Problem Solving®

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 8:30 AM - Friday, July 12, 2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Individual   more info Jul 1, 2019 $675.00 $0.00
Group Rate (3 or 4 registrants) Jul 1, 2019 $625.00 $0.00
Group Rate (5 or more) Jul 1, 2019 $575.00 $0.00
Student (w/current student ID) Jul 1, 2019 $575.00 $0.00

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Summer 2019
Tier 1 Collaborative Problem Solving® Training

July 10-12, 2019
Somerville, 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 about 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: If you are a parent, attendance in a 4-week parent overview group led by a member of the Think:Kids Certified community will qualify as your prerequiste!

About Your Tier 1 Instructor - TBA

Schedule Details:

  • Wednesday, July 10th: 8:30am registration/breakfast, 9:00am-4:30pm training
  • Thursday, July 11th: 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Friday, July 12th: 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 days.

CEUs Accreditations:

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

Psychologists: An 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 US: 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: Partners Healthcare Administrative Campus - Assembly Room B - 399 Revolution Drive Somerville, MA


Room Block: Think:Kids has secured a room block at The all-new Row Hotel at Assembly Row. This Autograph Collection - Marriott hotel is within walking distance to our training and is discounted to $259 a night. Please mention that you are part of the Think:Kids training to secure this special rate! Or use this link: Book your group rate for Think: Kids Tier 1 Training


Other Options: La Quinta Inn & Suites in Somerville is within walking distance to our training, provides free parking, and is the most cost-effective choice. 

You can reserve rooms at other area hotels, including:  Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill (Somerville), Kendall Hotel, the Boston Marriott Cambridge, and the Courtyard Boston Cambridge.

Reserve rooms early to ensure availability.
Cancellation Policy: Non-refundable. Substitutions are permitted.


Have questions about Think:Kids - Tier 1 Collaborative Problem Solving® Training: July 10 -12, 2019? Contact Think:Kids at MGH: Collaborative Problem Solving®

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Partners HealthCare Building
399 Assembly Drive
1st Floor
Somerville, MA 02145

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 8:30 AM - Friday, July 12, 2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

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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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