May 18-19 Collaborative & Proactive Solutions with Ross Greene
This is the innovative, evidence-based, trauma-informed model Dr. Ross Greene describes in his influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost & Found, and Raising Human Beings. The CPS model has transformed thinking and practices in countless families, schools, inpatient psychiatry units, and residential and juvenile detention facilities throughout the world; and has been associated with dramatic reductions in adult-child conflict, concerning behaviors, disciplinary referrals, detentions, suspensions, restraints, and seclusions. The model represents a significant departure from discipline-as-usual: it focuses on problem solving rather than on behavior modification, emphasizes collaborative rather than unilateral solutions, encourages proactive rather than reactive intervention, de-emphasizes the importance of diagnostic categories, and provides practical, evidence-based tools for assessment and intervention. Participants in this workshop will leave with an understanding of the underpinnings of the CPS model, its refinements over the past 8-10 years, and practical assessment and intervention tools that attendees will be able to apply across settings.
About the Presenter
Ross W. Greene, Ph.D
CPS is the model Ross Greene describes in his influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost & Found, and Raising Human Beings. Ross served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years. He is Founding Director of the non-profit Lives in the Balance, which disseminates the CPS model and supports caregivers through free web-based resources; advocates on behalf of kids with concerning behaviors and their caregivers; and advocates for systemic changes to encourage the use of non-punitive, non-exclusionary interventions. He is adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech. Dr. Greene’s research has been funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Mental Health and U.S. Department of Education. He lectures and consults extensively to families, schools, inpatient psychiatric units, and residential and juvenile detention facilities throughout the world.