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Collaborative Problem Solving - An Innovative Approach for Teaching, Treating and Parenting Children with Challenging Behavior
Newberg High School Auditorium
Newberg, OR
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Collaborative Problem Solving - An Innovative Approach for Teaching, Treating and Parenting Children with Challenging Behavior

This Full-Day training in Collaborative Problem Solving provides an overview and applications of CPS, an innovative, compassionate, and proven approach for understanding and helping children (and adults) with behavioral challenges.

*** THIS TRAINING HAS BEEN "SET TWO" APPROVED BY THE OREGON REGISTRY *** (Content is delivered and learning designed so as to be appropriate accessible and applicable for attendees at all Set Levels.)

Research shows that lacking skills in things like frustration tolerance, flexibility, and problem solving can lead to behavioral challenges. By viewing others (both children and adults) through a more empathetic and accurate lens regarding what is getting in the way - some very crucial cognitive(thinking) skills necessary to handle the demands of everyday life - we are better able to intervene to support them through a collaborative process of using/strengthening skills and solving problems .

Presented by Think:Kids certified professional trainer, Doris Bowman, M.S.Ed, this full-day intensive training is intended to provide a comprehensive understanding of the key principles and approach of CPS, and equip participants with the ability to begin using CPS in their home or professional setting. For more information about the CPS model visit:  or

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.

LUNCH is provided in the cost of the training, and options are available upon registration for:
NUT FREE meal.  
Snacks, coffee, and water will also be available throughout the day.


Doris Bowman, M.S.Ed.

Doris Bowman, M.S.Ed. in Education/Special Education is a certified special educator, a Think:Kids Certified CPS Trainer, a Parent Coaching Institute Certified Parent Coach, and holds an Oregon PreK-12 administrative license.  She has also recently co-authored "Going to Bed is Easy Now", the first in a series of children's books designed to support young children with challenging behavior, and is soon releasing book #2 - "Going to School is Easy Now".  She has a broad background in special education with over 17 years' experience working with and supporting children with challenging behaviors as well as their families.  Doris has been using CPS in her work since 2007, and has been a certified CPS trainer and professional since January 2015.


Rick Bowman, M.A.

Rick Bowman, M.A. in Clinical Psychology, is a Think:Kids Certified Practitioner in Collaborative Problem Solving, currently completing his Certified Trainer program.  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.


Newberg High School Auditorium (View)
2400 Douglas Avenue
Newberg, OR 97132
United States


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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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