Collaborative & Proactive Solutions for Challenging Kids with Dr. Ross Greene

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Volatile, reactive, and high-conflict families have worked with multiple therapists by the time they get to you. These families challenge the skills of even the most seasoned therapist. The parents are frustrated that things haven t improved, and the kids are tired of showing up for therapy appointments.

Internationally renowned psychologist and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Ross Greene the originator of the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) model, as described in his books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost & Found, and the recently released Raising Human Beings will transform your approach with these most challenging families. In this unique video series, see Dr. Greene s effective, empirically-supported CPS model in action.

In real sessions, watch Dr. Greene help actual parents and kids solve the problems that contribute to challenging episodes, rather than simply modifying the behaviors that kids exhibit in response to those problems. Dr. Greene masterfully describes and utilizes the key elements of his CPS model, and then steps back and explains the crucial strategies that make this model an effective approach to therapy. In addition, you will learn how to utilize Dr. Greene s Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems, which sets the stage for and organizes your approach to helping families solve problems together. Dr. Greene shares his methodology for solving problems collaboratively, complete with extensive video examples of each step.

Dr. Greene s empirically supported CPS model will help transform angry, explosive and punitive interactions between family members into collaborative and supportive exchanges in which problems can be solved and relationships rebuilt. By incorporating Dr. Greene s CPS approach in your practice, you will not only improve kids behavior but also improve parent-child communication. Families will learn the problem-solving and emotion-regulation skills they re often lacking. But the CPS model doesn t just help kids and families...it will help you feel a renewed sense of passion and confidence when working with the most at-risk kids and families.

Objectives
-Describe the main difference between the classical therapeutic approach to treating a child s challenging behavior and the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) approach to solving the same issue.
-Explain what a child is communicating when he/she displays challenging behavior.
-Discuss the clinician s approach to treating a child s challenging behavior within the CPS Model.
-List the five types of sessions in the CPS Model and how the role of the clinician changes for each of the five types.
-Describe the ALSUP form and indicate how the clinician uses it to ascertain the child s lagging skills and unsolved problems.
-Discuss the positives and negatives of all three approaches to handling an unsolved problem: Plan A, Plan B and Plan C.
-Explain how to involve the parent(s)/caregiver(s) AND the child in the collaborative approach (Plan B).
-List the three steps to the Plan B approach.
-Explain how the clinician can teach the parent(s)/caregiver(s) to drill for more information from the child during the Empathy Step of the Plan B approach.
-Demonstrate sample wording for the Invitation Step of the Plan B approach.
-Discuss the importance of making sure that the unsolved problem(s) chosen for use in Plan B are specific, realistic and mutually acceptable to all parties involved.

Outline
-Collaborative and Proactive Solutions Model
-Keys to Complete CPS Sessions