CPS Parent Groups

Connecting with other like-minded adults to learn about the Collaborative Problem Solving® (CPS) approach can be an invaluable experience.  Our CPS Parent Groups provide much-needed support and access to resources. In many instances this alone, or in conjunction with additional training, enables parents to successfully implement Collaborative Problem Solving with their child.

If you’re putting the CPS approach to use with your child/partner, want to talk about your challenges and successes, or want to learn more about the approach a CPS Parent Group in your area can help answer questions, concerns, and provide the understanding you need to help your child develop the skills they need to be successful.

CPS Parent Groups are facilitated by individuals who are officially certified in the CPS approach, are professionally trained, and receive ongoing supervision from Think:Kids.

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     California

  • Tustin, CA
    May 7 – May 28, 2019CPS Parent Group, 4-weeks, held on Tuesdays at 10AM at 145 W. Main Street, Suite 260 Tustin, California 92780. All are welcome. Facilitated by Debra Ann Afarian who is CPS Certified. To register call (714) 695-1057 or email: dafarian@hbcc.us

     Connecticut

  • Moodus, CT
    Check back for future parent groups in Old Saybrook, Connecticut facilitated by Divinna Schmitt, M.Ed who is CPS Certified. For more information, please call or email Divinna directly at: (860) 876-0236 or DivinnaCPS@comcast.net
  • Old Saybrook, CT
    Check back for future parent groups in Old Saybrook, Connecticut facilitated by Divinna Schmitt, M.Ed who is CPS Certified. For more information, please call or email Divinna directly at: (860) 876-0236 or DivinnaCPS@comcast.net

     Iowa

  • Cedar Rapids, IA Check back for dates when a group will be facilitated by Erin Forbes, LMSW who is CPS Certified. For more information call (319) 286-4545 or email: eforbes@tanagerplace.org

     Massachusetts

  • Quincy, MA
    April 29 – May 20, 2019
    CPS Parent Group, 4-weeks, held on Mondays at 6PM at the Quincy Family Resource Center. 1120 Hancock Street – South Entrance, 1st Flr (off Johnson Ave.) All are welcome. Light dinner and childcare is available. Facilitated by Linda M. Perry, MA who is CPS Certified. Childcare set up separately, contact: Amelia at (617) 481-7227 ext. 166. To register, call Linda Perry at (617) 750-1522, or email: lperry0181@comcast.net
  • Greater Boston Area
    CPS Parent Groups facilitated by CPS Certified Trainer, Karen Kraut, MA, MPH. Virtual coaching sessions for parents are available. For more specific information on dates, call (617) 710-9300, email: KarenKraut@gmail.com or visit: BeTheParentBoston.com

     Minnesota

  • Saint Paul, MN Check back for parent groups facilitated by Ed Morales, LICSW  CPS Certified Trainer.  For more information on future dates in Minnesota, contact: ed@socorro.care

    Oregon

  • Online Parent Group
     April 15 – June 3, 2019: CPS Parent Group, 8-weeks, held on Mondays at 5:30PM online via a web-based application. This online group is facilitated by Margaret Johnson, LMSW who is a CPS Certified Trainer. For parents and caregivers residing in the state of Oregon and SW Washington. For more information, contact: Elisa Ross (503) 346-1490, or email: cps@ohsu.edu
    April 10 – May 29, 2019: CPS Parent Group, 8-weeks, held on Wednesdays at 6PM at 230 NE 9th Street Bend, OR. This group is facilitated by Shannon Pugerude MA, CPS Certified Trainer.  Any population. Contact: (541) 419- 3324 or email: info@samaralearningcenter.org
  • Bend, OR
    April 10 – May 29, 2019: CPS Parent Group, 8-weeks, held on Wednesdays at 6PM at 230 NE 9th Street Bend, OR. This group is facilitated by Shannon Pugerude MA, CPS Certified Trainer.  Any population. Contact: (541) 419- 3324 or email: info@samaralearningcenter.org
  • Newberg OR
    April 30 – June 4, 2019: CPS Parent Group, 6-weeks, held on Tuesdays at 6PM at 1205 Deborah Rd Newberg, OR. This group is facilitated by Jan Urton who is CPS Certified.  For more information, call (503) 435-9107 or contact: urtonj@co.yamhill.or.us
  • Portland, OR
    April 8  – May 27, 2019CPS Parent Group, 8-weeks, held on Mondays at 6:30PM at 1235 SE Morrison Suite 100 Portland, OR 97214. This group is facilitated by Ted Layman,  LCSW, who is a CPS Certified Trainer. Any population, all are welcome! For more information, call (503) 376-7114, ext. 6 or email: Ted@restoretherapypdx.com
  • Springfield, OR
  • April 17 –June 12, 2019: CPS Parent Group, 8-weeks (no class on May 8,) held on Wednesdays at 5PM at The Child Center 3995 Marcola Road. This group is facilitated by Mark Beach, MS who is CPS Certified. Registration required; limited childcare available.  For more information, call (541) 726-1465 or contact: bbarkman@thechildcenter.org

Vermont

  • South Pomfret, VT
    Check back for parent groups facilitated by Jenifer Aldrich, who is a CPS Certified.  For more information call (603) 303-6337, or email: jaldrich@wsesu.net

Canada

  • Ontario, Canada
    May 27 – June 17, 2019CPS Parent Group, 4-weeks, held on Mondays at 6PM at 14365 Danby Road, Georgetown, ON L7G6L8 Canada. For parents of school-aged children. Facilitated by Marla Cameron,  M.Ed., C. Psych. Assocwho is a CPS Certified Trainer. To register, call (905) 691-7918 or email: cameronm@hdsb.ca

 

CPS Parent Group facilitators are certified by Think:Kids and receive ongoing supervision from Think:Kids. Information shared in CPS Parent Groups reflect the facilitator’s best understanding of the Collaborative Problem Solving approach and are independent of Think:Kids/Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry. Collaborative Problem Solving® is a registered trademark of the Massachusetts General Hospital and all training content is owned by Massachusetts General Hospital. All rights reserved