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CEU: Principles of Collaborative Problem Solving, Part 2

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT

Some children (especially those from hard places) exhibit extreme frustration through crying, screaming, swearing, kicking, hitting, biting, spitting, destroying property, and worse. A child whose frequent, severe outbursts leave his or her parents feeling frustrated, scared, worried, and desperate for help. Most of these parents have tried everything-reasoning, explaining, punishing, sticker charts, therapy, medication—but to no avail. They can’t figure out why their child acts the way he or she does; they wonder why the strategies that work for other kids don’t work for theirs; and they don’t know what to do instead.

Dr. Ross Greene, a distinguished clinician and pioneer in the treatment of kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges, has worked with thousands of explosive children, and he has good news: these kids aren’t attention-seeking, manipulative, or unmotivated, and their parents aren’t passive, permissive pushovers. Rather, explosive kids are lacking some crucial skills in the domains of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem solving, and they require a different approach to parenting.

Throughout these two CEU webinars, we will explore the principles of CPS as described if Dr. Greene’s book The Explosive Child.  Dr. Greene provides a new conceptual framework for understanding their difficulties, based on research in the neurosciences. He explains why traditional parenting and treatment often don’t work with these children, and he describes what to do instead. Instead of relying on rewarding and punishing, Dr. Greene’s CPS model promotes working with explosive children to solve the problems that precipitate explosive episodes, and teaching these kids the skills they lack.

In Part 2, we will cover:

  • Review of 3 Plans
  • The three components of a Plan B conversation
  • How to complete an Emergency Plan B conversation
  • The importance of self care
  • CPS resources including Facebook, website, books & trainings


Worth 1.5 CEU credits

May 27 | 11:00pm CST

Online via Zoom



May 27
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


United States