Essential Foundation Training in Collaborative Problem Solving ®
Date: September 28th & 29th
Time: 8:30AM - 5:00PM both days
Location: J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
1515 Young Street O'Hara Hall, 7th Floor
Dallas, TX 75201
Featured Speaker: Larry Lam, LCSW, MPH, Think:Kids at Mass General Hospital
Registration is free. This training will be most beneficial for caregivers, parents, and providers in North Texas who work with caregivers in primary care, mental health, education, child welfare, and other child serving settings. 12 free CEU credits will be offered for this training.
The Collaborative Problem Solving® Approach
In partnership with Think:Kids, at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Meadows Institute invites behavioral health care managers, outpatient and community based mental health providers, educators, and anyone who is living with or helping kids with challenging behavior to learn more about Collaborative Problem Solving® (CPS), the revolutionary, evidence-based approach for helping children develop the skills they need to manage their behavior. CEU/CME credits will be offered for this training.
Collaborative Problem Solving®, developed in the Psychiatry Department of Massachusetts General Hospital, is a trauma-informed, evidence-based approach to understanding and helping kids with behavioral challenges. It promotes the understanding that kids with behavioral challenges lack the skill—not the will—to behave. Research has shown that Collaborative Problem Solving® reduces challenging behavior, stress levels, and punitive responses and teaches kids the skills they lack—specifically, skills related to problem-solving, flexibility, and frustration tolerance—while creating helping relationships with adults.
Larry Lam, LCSW, MPH
Larry Lam, LCSW, MPH provides a range of services at Think:Kids to those who are learning to utilize Collaborative Problem Solving in their personal and/or professional lives. He facilitates training and coaching sessions, serves as an instructor in our Certification Program, teaches parent classes, and consults with organizations working towards implementation and sustainability of Collaborative Problem Solving.