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Collaborative Problem Solving Training: Introductory Overview - An Innovative Trauma Informed Approach for Teaching, Treating and Parenting Children with Challenging Behavior
Heart 4 Kids Building (Helping Behaviorally Challenged Children - Suite 200)
Tustin, CA
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Collaborative Problem Solving Training: Introductory Overview - An Innovative Trauma Informed Approach for Teaching, Treating and Parenting Children with Challenging Behavior
October 14, 2019  8:00am - 4:00pm

Heart 4 Kids Center
Helping the Behaviorally Challenging Child
145 W. Main St. Ste. 200, Tustin, CA

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.

- Certificates will be given for 7 PDU's to all attendees from Think:Kids, Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard, signed by Dr. Stuart Ablon, Director of Think:Kids and Certified Trainers Rick Bowman and Doris Bowman.


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

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 will be exposed to the model through a combination of didactic instruction, visuals, role-plays, and examples.

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.  

For more information about the Collaborative Problem Solving model visit:


Rick Bowman, M.A., Clinical Psychology is a Certified Trauma Practitioner - Clinical® (CTP-C), a Certified CPS Trainer, and holds an Oregon K-12 Administrative license. His training and consultation background has included mental health and human service agencies, non-profits, and corporations, as well as speaking/consulting internationally in Russia, Cuba, and Jamaica.

Rick has been employed as a Clinical Psychologist, Community College Professor, Assistant Principal, Alternative School Director, Student Services Director, and non-profit Assistant Executive Director. His recent implementations of CPS have been:
-- With children in a non-profit alternative middle school and high school setting in the David Douglas School District in Southeast Portland where students face significant barriers to their social, emotional and educational progress such as homelessness, severe poverty, drug & gang involvement, and disengagement from school.
-- With teens in a Long Term Care and Treatment school for students in Level 5 residential foster care who have experienced significant trauma.


Doris Bowman, M.S.Ed. is a Certified Trauma Practitioner of Education® (CTP-E), a Certified Trauma Practitioner - Clinical® (CTP-C), a certified special educator and certified administrator in the state of Oregon. She is a Think:Kids Certified Collaborative Problem Solving Trainer, and a Parent Coaching Institute Certified Parent Coach®.  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 ( She has a broad background in special education and behavior consultation with over 20 years experience working with and supporting children with challenging behaviors and their families.


- Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours in advance (midnight Oct 11) for full refund.
- Substitution may be made for someone from the same agency to take the place of another on a registration.


HBCC:  Helping the Behaviorally Challenging Child (HBCC) is a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation that enables children who can be behaviorally challenging to lead more productive and inclusive lives.  HBCC is the only organization in Orange County focused exclusively on a system of care around Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS). HBCC hosts Tier I, Tier II, Overviews, 4-week courses, Coaching and Therapy working proactively to empower adults with the knowledge of this evidence-based approach for strengthening and improving the lives of those who present with behavior challenges. This approach helps with parenting, teaching and treating those with difficult-to-manage behaviors who are having trouble meeting the demands of home life and school expectations. OC is a leader in this innovative model that has proven its efficacy at all levels of caregiver support. Locally and nationally, this approach realizes improved outcomes in treatment and ultimately improves all relationships.


Heart 4 Kids Building (Helping Behaviorally Challenged Children - Suite 200) (View)
145 W. Main St., Suite 200
Tustin, CA 92870
United States



Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: CPS Orange County
On BPT Since: Jan 07, 2017
Debra Ann Afarian

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