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Collaborative Problem Solving: Think Differently About Challenging Kids
YMCA of Douglas County (Roseburg, OR)
Roseburg, OR
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Collaborative Problem Solving: Think Differently About Challenging Kids
This Full-Day Comprehensive Overview of Collaborative Problem Solving includes lunch.

Located at the Roseburg YMCA.

Presented by Think:Kids certified practitioner, Rick Bowman, M.S.Ed, this full-day intensive training is intended for mental health clinicians, educators, parents, and community partners who serve or work with children.  It is meant to give comprehensive exposure to the model.  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.  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.  For more information about the CPS model visit:

Learning Targets:
Provide an introduction to the philosophy of Collaborative Problem Solving.
Provide exposure to the assessment, planning and intervention components of the
         Collaborative Problem Solving model.
Provide strategies for when a child refuses or has difficulty with skills such as
         cognitive flexibility, emotion- or self-regulation, or expressing his/ her concerns,
         among others.
Provide strategies for proactively working with children to build skills for areas that
        cause chronic challenges.

Rick Bowman, M.A. in Clinical Psychology, is a Think:Kids Certified Practitioner in Collaborative Problem Solving.  He brings a broad background that includes leadership positions in the United States military, business, mental health and education.  He has functioned as a clinical consultant for mental health clinics and human service agencies, as well as large companies/organizations such as the National Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Alyeska Pipeline Corporation (made up of companies such as Exon-Mobile and British Petroleum).  

Rick has also provided teaching and speaking/consultation internationally in countries such as Russia, Cuba, and Jamaica.  Over the past two years, he has collaborated with several organizations in Guatemala to provide educational and human services assistance to impoverished children and families.  Rick has been employed in positions such as a Clinical Psychologist, Community College Professor, Assistant Principal, Alternative School Director, Student Services Director, and Assistant Executive Director of a non-profit organization providing educational services to students with the most severe behavioral and emotional challenges in one of the lowest socio-economic districts in Oregon.


YMCA of Douglas County (Roseburg, OR) (View)
1151 NW Stewart Pkwy
Roseburg, OR 97470
United States


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Education > Workshops
Other > Family-Friendly
Other > Health & Wellness

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


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