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Collaborative Problem Solving Training: Introductory Overview - An Innovative Trauma Informed Approach for Teaching, Treating and Parenting/Caregiving Children (and Adults) with Challenging Behavior
Jackson County Health & Human Services Building
Medford, OR
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Dec 11, 2018 8:30 AM

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Collaborative Problem Solving Training: Introductory Overview - An Innovative Trauma Informed Approach for Teaching, Treating and Parenting/Caregiving Children (and Adults) with Challenging Behavior
Tuesday 12/11/2018  -  8:30a - 4:00p

Sponsored by Southern Oregon ESD, Transition Technical Assistance Network
Training Located at: Jackson County Health & Human Services Building
140 Holly Street, Medford, Oregon

- Certificates will be given for 7 PDU's to all attendees from Think:Kids, Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard, signed by Dr. Stuart Ablon, Director of Think:Kids and both certified trainers
- Rick and Doris are Master Trainers with the Oregon Registry and are able to offer ORO hours for this training

Coffee and tea will be provided.
Mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks will be scheduled.
Lunch will be provided.


- Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours in advance for full refund.
- Substitution may be made for someone from the same agency to take the place of another on a registration.


This CPS Introductory Overview is intended for educators, parents, mental health clinicians, child care providers, and community partners.  

Relationally based, CPS views challenging behavior as a learning disability of some very crucial cognitive(thinking) skills necessary to handle the demands of everyday life and not the result of a child's willfulness or poor parenting.  

Through a more empathetic and accurate understanding of what is getting in a child's way, we (parents, educators, clinicians) are better able to intervene to support children through a collaborative process of teaching skills and solving problems.  In this training, participants will be exposed to the model through a combination of didactic instruction, visuals, role-plays, and examples.

This is an opportunity to not only learn about this model, but to network with others who desire to promote a compassionate and neurodevelopmentally supportive approach, and to receive individual attention and feedback during breakout sessions from Think:Kids Certified CPS Trainers.  

For more information about the Collaborative Problem Solving model visit:


Rick Bowman, M.A., Clinical Psychology is a Certified CPS Trainer, and holds an Oregon K-12 Administrative license. His training and consultation background has included mental health and human service agencies, non-profits, and corporations, as well as speaking/consulting internationally in Russia, Cuba, and Jamaica. Rick has been employed as a Clinical Psychologist, Community College Professor, Assistant Principal, Alternative School Director, Student Services Director, and non-profit Assistant Executive Director. His recent implementations of CPS have been:
-- With children in a non-profit alternative middle school and high school setting in the David Douglas School District in Southeast Portland where students face significant barriers to their social, emotional and educational progress such as homelessness, severe poverty, drug & gang involvement, and disengagement from school.
-- With teens in a Long Term Care and Treatment school for students in Level 5 residential foster care who have experienced significant trauma.


Doris Bowman, M.S.Ed., Elementary Education/Special Education is a certified special educator, a Think:Kids Certified CPS Trainer, a Parent Coaching Institute Certified Parent Coach, and holds an Oregon PreK-12 administrative license.  She has also recently co-authored Going to Bed is Easy Now and Going to School is Easy Now, the first two in a series of children's books designed to support young children with challenging behavior.  She has a broad background in special education with over 18 years' experience working with and supporting children with challenging behaviors as well as their families.  Doris has been using CPS in her work since 2007, and has been a certified CPS trainer and professional since January 2015.


Jackson County Health & Human Services Building (View)
140 S. Holly Street
Medford, OR 97501
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Doris Bowman, M.S.Ed. - Bowman Consulting Group, LLC
On BPT Since: Sep 12, 2015
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