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Develop a behavioral growth mindset!

Join Dr. Stuart Ablon to learn what Collaborative Problem Solving® is all about!

Collaborative Problem Solving® (CPS) is an entirely different way of understanding and meeting the needs of all children, including those with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Join us to learn how to identify what’s really causing challenging behavior and unmet expectations and how to partner with your students to develop solutions.

The CPS approach aligns with CASEL's 5 core competencies, integrates with MTSS frameworks, PBIS, and restorative practices, is evidence-based, neuro-biologically and trauma-informed, and child and family-centered.

About the Course

This course introduces the principles of Collaborative Problem Solving® (CPS), an evidence-based, trauma-informed approach that helps young people meet expectations, reduces concerning behavior, builds skills, and strengthens relationships with adults.

Join us to:

  • Understand what really causes challenging behavior or unmet expectations in students.
  • Discover the limitations of motivational approaches as a solution to unwanted behavior.
  • Learn three ways to respond to concerning behavior and the best times to use them.
  • See how the approach can positively change interactions and outcomes between educators and students.

This self-paced course will take approximately 2 hours to complete, and you will receive a Certificate of Completion.


Your Instructor

Stuart Ablon
J. Stuart Ablon, Ph.D.

Dr. Stuart Ablon is the 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.

Dr. Ablon received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and completed his training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. One of the world’s top-rated thought-leaders and keynote speakers, Dr. Ablon teaches educators, parents, clinicians, managers, and leaders a very different approach to understanding and addressing challenging behavior of all types and in all people. Dr. Ablon has helped hundreds of organizations throughout the world implement the Collaborative Problem Solving approach.