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
    Ongoing  CPS Parent Groups held at various times throughout the 2018 year at: 145 West Main St. Suite 260 in Tustin, CA. These groups are facilitated by Debra Ann Afarian who is CPS Certified, and costs $150 per person | $250 per couple. For more information or to register, call (714) 695-1057 or visit: www.HBCC.us

     Connecticut

  • Clinton, CT
    October 15  November 19
    , 2018: CPS Parent Group held on Mondays (no group on November 12 for Veterans Day) at 6:30PM at Henry Carter Hull Library.  This group is facilitated by Divinna Schmitt M.Ed who is CPS Certified. For more information or to register, please call (860) 876-0236 or email Divinna directly at: Divinna@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
    January 7th – February 4, 2019:
    CPS Parent Group held on Mondays at 6PM (no group on January 21 for MLK Day) at the Quincy Family Resource Center – 1120 Hancock Street – South Entrance 1st Floor. This group will be facilitated by Linda M. Perry, MA who is CPS Certified. Childcare and light dinner will be provided. For more information call (617) 750-1522, or email: lperry0181@comcast.net
  • Greater Boston Area
    Check back for dates when a CPS Parent Group will be facilitated by CPS Certified Trainer, Karen Kraut, MPH and costs $250 per person. For more information or to register, call (617) 710-9300 or visit: BeTheParentBoston.com

     Oregon

  • Bend, OR
    January 30, 2019 – March 20, 2019: CPS Parent Group, 8-weeks, held on Wednesdays at 6:00PM at 3230 NE 9th Street Bend, OR. This group is facilitated by Shannon Pugerude who is a CPS Certified Trainer. All are welcome! For more information call (503) 333-7400, or email: Info@samaralearningcenter.org
  • Portland, OR
    October 3, 2018 – November 28, 2018: CPS Parent Group, 8-weeks, held on Wednesdays at 5:30PM at 3355 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR. This group is facilitated by Beth Holliman, MA, LPC who is a CPS Certified Trainer. All are welcome! For more information call (503) 346-1490, or email: cps@ohsu.edu
  • Portland, OR
    January 7, 2019 – February 25, 2019: CPS 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
  • St. Helens, OR
    October 11, 2018 – December 6, 2018: CPS Parent Group, 8-weeks, held on Thursdays at 9:30AM at 505 N. Columbia River Hwy. This group is facilitated by Kate O’Kelley, who is a CPS Certified Trainer. Any population, all are welcome. Priority enrollment will be given to families receiving services through GOBHI, CCMH and Options. For more information call (541) 705-4973, or email: kokelley@gobhi.net
  •  Online Group

    November 6, 2018 – January 8, 2019: 8 week CPS Parent Group (skips some holiday dates) held on Tuesdays at 6PM. This group is facilitated by Margaret Johnson, MSW who is a CPS Certified Trainer. Exclusively for Oregon parents. For more information call (503) 346-1490, or email: cps@ohsu.edu

    Canada

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
    October 5 December 19, 2018:
    CPS Parent Group at 10AM at IWK Health Centre for 8-weeks. These groups are facilitated by Kimberley Clark, MA who is a CPS Certified Trainer. For more information or to register, call (902) 470-5046 or email: kimberley.clark@iwk.nshealth.ca

    While CPS Parent Group facilitators are officially certified by Think:Kids and receive ongoing supervision from Think:Kids, CPS Parent Groups are independent of Think:Kids/Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry. Information shared in these groups reflect the facilitator’s best understanding and of the Collaborative Problem Solving approach.

Collaborative Problem Solving® is a registered trademark of the Massachusetts General Hospital.