Category Archives: Collaborative Problem Solving Approach

(Re)Thinking Challenging Kids: CPS Training Experience

With a partnership from our friends at the Flawless Foundation, a not-for-profit organization advocating for people with brain-based behavioral challenges, Think:Kids recently had the pleasure of having Flawless intern, recent Columbia University graduate and aspiring psychologist, Tre Gabriel, help report on our Summer 2019 Tier 1  training. Here he shares his insights on what he gained

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The Best Way to Stay Calm Amid Challenging Behavior

By: Dr. Stuart Ablon, Director of Think:Kids As a psychologist specializing in working with kids and adolescents with very challenging behavior, I spend a lot of time thinking about how to help kids stay “regulated,” which in essence means calm in the midst of frustration or over-excitement. I have the great fortune of doing a

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The Challenge of Viral Challenges

Listening to the other person’s perspective is a key ingredient in the Collaborative Problem Solving approach and in today’s digital era, listening to your child can help adults better understand some of the confusing, social pressures kids face online. With the rise of social media where web-based challenges can go viral and reach millions in an instant,

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How can teachers and administrators best address bullying in school?

Now that bullying-prevention programs are required in our schools, students who are the victims of bullying are finally getting the empathy and attention they deserve. The work, however, shouldn’t stop there. Behind most bullying programs is the fundamental assumption that students who bully are choosing to do so in order to get something they want

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Collaborative Problem Solving in the Workplace

Everyone has had that person at work whose behavior frustrates you. It might be your colleague, your boss, a report of yours or even your CEO. Difficult behavior in the workplace strains team dynamics, damages workplace morale and culture, and leads to enormous losses in productivity. If the behavior doesn’t cross the line into something

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