Introduction to Collaborative Problem Solving
Virtual, Free Training Event
Speaker: J. Stuart Ablon, PhD
May 9, 2023, 12:00 PM – 2:00PM CT
The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach
In partnership with Think:Kids, the Meadows Institute invites all Texas primary care providers, behavioral health care managers, community health, and mental health providers to join us for this free introductory course on the Collaborative Problem Solving® approach.
Collaborative Problem Solving 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.
This virtual course introduces the basic principles of Collaborative Problem Solving and provides participants with an opportunity to learn a more empathic and accurate understanding of what causes unmet expectations and challenging behavior.
To read about how the Collaborative Problem Solving approach will be used in Texas, please visit our project page.
J. Stuart Ablon, P.h.D.
Stuart Ablon, Ph.D., is Founder and Director of Think:Kids in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. An award-winning psychologist, Dr. Ablon is Associate Professor and the Thomas G. Stemberg Endowed Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of three books, Changeable, hand-picked by Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Dan Pink, and Susan Cain for their Next Big Idea Club, The School Discipline Fix, and Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach.