Essential Foundation Training in Collaborative Problem Solving ®
Date: February 27, 28, & 29, 2024
Time: 10:00AM - 3:00PM each day
Featured Speakers: Erin Hill Jones, Ph.D. and Jordan Spikes
Registration is free. This training will be most beneficial for North Texas caregivers, parents, and providers who provide behavioral health support to children, youth, and families in child serving settings. 12 free CEU credits will be offered for this training.
Think:Kids Collaborative Problem Solving in Pediatric Primary Care
This training introduces the basic principles of Collaborative Problem Solving, an innovative, trauma informed, and evidence based approach to understanding and helping kids with challenging behavior. Participants learn a more empathic and accurate understanding of what causes challenging behavior and are exposed to an overview of the three key components of the Collaborative Problem Solving® approach.
Erin Hill Jones, Ph.D.
Erin Hill, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and full-time staff clinician at Think:Kids. Dr. Hill has worked with youth and families in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, residential treatment, and therapeutic schools and summer camps. The primary focus of Dr. Hill’s training has been on providing evidence-based treatment to children and adolescents experiencing acute emotional distress and/or behavioral challenges. Dr. Hill received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Suffolk University and her master’s in child development from Tufts University. Dr. Hill completed her internship training at Astor Services for Children and Families, in Rhinebeck, NY. She also completed postdoctoral fellowship training at the University of Minnesota. Read More
Jordan Spikes is the Manager of Curriculum and a Certified Trainer and Consultant at Think:Kids, providing training and coaching for individuals and organizations interested in implementing Collaborative Problem Solving in their systems. He earned a BS in Psychology from Oregon State University and has worked in the mental health and special education arenas as a front-line staff, coach, and administrator for more than 12 years. With a goal of shifting mindsets away from conventional “people choosing to misbehave” to a neurobiologically-guided mindset of viewing behavioral challenges as a form of learning disorder, Jordan joins with educators, parents, and caregivers in the responsibility of teaching individuals the necessary skills to meet daily, real-world expectations. Read More