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Collaborative Problem Solving Training: Tier 1 - An Innovative Trauma-Informed Approach for Teaching, Treating and Parenting/Caregiving Children and Adults with Challenging Behavior
Harney County Education Service District
Burns, OR
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Collaborative Problem Solving Training: Tier 1 - An Innovative Trauma-Informed Approach for Teaching, Treating and Parenting/Caregiving Children and Adults with Challenging Behavior
For additional information about this Tier 1 and other Trauma-Informed and Resilience trainings, please see the Events tab on our web page at:


August 3-5, 2020

Monday 8/3  -  8:30 - 4:30p
Tuesday 8/4  -  8:30a - 4:30p
Wednesday 8/5  -  8:30a - 3:30p

Harney ESD
25 Fairview Hts. Loop
Burns, OR

Mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks, as well as lunch break, will be scheduled.  Coffee and tea will be provided.
Lunch is one hour, and is on your own with a variety of options in the area including those that meet varying dietary needs.


This 3-day intensive Collaborative Problem Solving training is appropriate for:
- Educators (Teachers, Administrators, Specialists, Counselors, Preschool Educators, etc.)
- After-School and Childcare Providers
- Mental Health Professionals
- Parents and Caregivers of Children and Adults

Participants should have some introductory exposure to the model, and have interest in becoming more proficient in this innovative approach.  Relationally based and neurobiologically-grounded, CPS views challenging behavior as a learning disability or delayed development of some very crucial cognitive (thinking) skills necessary to handle the demands of everyday life.  

Through a more empathetic and accurate understanding of what is getting in a child's (or adult's) way, we (parents/caregivers, educators, clinicians) are better able to intervene to support children (and adults) through a collaborative process of teaching skills and solving problems.  In this training, participants with some previous exposure to this approach will advance their skills in applying the model through a combination of didactic instruction, role-plays, video and audio examples, case presentations, and breakout groups with topics of specific interest to clinicians and educators.

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:  http://bowmanconsultgroup.com/collaborative-problem-solving-training/  or  www.thinkkids.org.

Rick Bowman holds an M.A. in Clinical Psychology and is a Certified Trauma Practitioner  Clinical (CTP-C®), a Certified Trainer in Collaborative Problem Solving®MGH (Think:Kids, Massachusetts General Hospital), a Certified HeartMath® and The Resilience Advantage Trainer, and a K-12 licensed school administrator in the state of Oregon.

Rick's background includes leadership positions in the U.S. Military, business, mental health and education.  Hes functioned as a clinical consultant for mental health clinics and human service agencies, and has also provided speaking/consultation internationally in Russia, Cuba & Jamaica.  Hes held positions of Clinical Psychologist, Community College Professor, Assistant Principal, Alternative Education Coordinator, Student Services Director, and Assistant Executive Director of a non-profit organization providing educational services to students with severe behavioral and emotional challenges.


Doris Bowman, M.S.Ed. is a Certified Trauma Practitioner  Education® (CTP-E), a Certified Trauma Practitioner  Clinical (CTP-C®), a Think:Kids Certified Collaborative Problem Solving®MGH Trainer, a Certified HeartMath® and The Resilience Advantage Trainer, a PCI Certified Parent Coach®, and a certified special educator and certified administrator in the state of Oregon. She has co-authored Going to Bed is Easy Now, and Going to School is Easy Now, the first two in a series of childrens books designed to support children with challenging behavior (www.easynowbooks.com). She has over 20 years experience working with and supporting youth and adults with challenging behaviors and their families.


-- Graduate credit is being processed to be available through Seattle Pacific University (2 credits, totaling $110 paid to SPU upon separate registration through SPUs site) plus a $10 processing fee to Bowman Consulting
-- Certificates will be given for 18 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


- Cancellations must be made at least one week in advance (midnight July 27) for full refund.
- Substitution may be made for someone from the same agency to take the place of another on a registration.


Harney County Education Service District (View)
25 Fairview Heights Loop
Burns, OR 97720
United States



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


Owner: Bowman Consulting Group, LLC
On BPT Since: Sep 12, 2015
Doris Bowman

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