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Think:Kids Tier 2 Online - July 7, 9, 14 & 16, 2020 - CEU/PDP Training

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Tier 2 Collaborative Problem Solving® Online Training

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Tier 2 Collaborative Problem Solving® Training

Advanced Concepts in CPS

Online Training via Zoom; 4-sessions:

  • Tuesday, July 7th: 11:30am-4pm EST / 8:30am-1pm PST
  • Thursday, July 9th: 11:30am-4pm EST / 8:30am-1pm PST
  • Tuesday, July 14th: 11:30am-4pm EST / 8:30am-1pm PST
  • Thursday, July 16th: 11:30am-4pm EST / 8:30am-1pm PST

Now is a great time to take the next step in your training of Collaborative Problem Solving® (CPS) and remotely learn from the convenience of your own home! Join our new online Tier 2 - Advanced Concepts Training in Collaborative Problem Solving. Limited seats available.


  • When registering, you are signing up for all four sessions. Attendance is required for each day as the learning builds upon the previous session's content.
  • All participants must join via their own device. If joining as a group, each person should be on an individual device.

About Online Tier 2

This advanced training is your next step in the pathway to fully integrating the CPS model. Think:Kids staff members Heather Johnson, LCSW, and Ted Layman, LCSW, will lead this interactive, web-based training that will include new materials, small group breakout sessions, and lots of opportunities for questions and answers.

Tier 2 training focuses on deepening your skills at all phases of the approach and is aimed at helping enhance your implementation practice in the real-world.

During this interactive training, you will learn how to:

  • Troubleshoot all aspects of CPS, even in the most challenging situations.
  • Utilize CPS in group settings, and in emergency and spontaneous situations.
  • Apply CPS in a neuro-biologically informed manner.
  • Work with other adults rooted in conventional wisdom.
  • Use CPS to enhance cultural responsiveness.
  • Identify strategies for ongoing learning and application at home, work, and in larger systems.

Is this course for me?

This course is intended for parents, educators, residential program staff, mental health clinicians, and anyone who is living with or helping kids with challenging behaviors interested in using Collaborative Problem Solving® (CPS), the revolutionary, evidence-based approach for helping children develop the skills they need to manage their behavior.

For professionals needing accredited training, Think:Kids/MGH is an Accredited Provider of Continuing Education Units and Professional Development Points for various disciplines.

Prerequisite: CPS Intensive Tier 1 Training or 8-week CPS Parent Group. *Please note: A minimum of 3-months is required between attending Tier 1 & Tier 2 training.

About Your Think:Kids Online Tier 2 Trainers:

Heather Johnson, LCSW, is a Clinical Trainer and Consultant for Think:Kids. Heather provides coaching, and training to various individuals and organizations seeking to learn CPS and integrate the model within their professional practice and organizations.

Heather has an outpatient therapy practice specializing in serving families who are struggling with their children's behavior. Additionally, Heather has extensive experience as a school-based Behavior Specialist providing interventions for youth who struggle with the most challenging behavior related to emotional and behavioral disabilities, coaching and consultation to school and community service teams and guiding best practice within the school district's behavior management, discipline and Special Education systems and policies. Heather earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development from Wheelock College in Boston, MA and her Masters in Social Work from University of New Hampshire.

Ted Layman, LCSW, is a Clinical Trainer and Certification Instructor for Think:Kids who provides trainings, coaching, and certification instruction to a wide range of organizations seeking to learn the CPS model and integrate it into their programs.

Ted has been working with at-risk youth and families since 2002 in Ohio and Oregon in a variety of rural and urban clinical settings including juvenile justice, substance abuse, outpatient mental health, schools, violence prevention outreach, foster care, residential, home-based services, clinical supervision and private practice. He has been using the CPS approach with children, parents, and colleagues since 2011 and was certified by Think:Kids as a CPS trainer in 2014. In addition to his work at Think:Kids, Ted works as a family therapist at Restore Therapy, LLC, a group practice in Portland, OR specializing in helping children and families heal from trauma. Ted earned his MSW from Ohio University in Athens, OH.

Think:Kids/MGH is an Accredited Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEU) and Professional Development Points (PDP)

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

Psychologists: The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This offering meets the criteria for 16 Continuing Education (CE) credit(s) for psychologists. Please contact us at thinkkidstrainings@partners.org for the status of psychologist CE credits

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

Licensed Mental Health Counselors: This training has been approved by MMCEP for 16 continuing education credits.

Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Other: A certificate of attendance will be provided for 16 units which can be submitted to the corresponding professional organization for consideration.

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

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