CPS Parent Groups

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Connecting with other like-minded parents to learn about the Collaborative Problem Solving® (CPS) approach, support each other and share resources can be invaluable. In many instances this alone or in conjunction with additional training will provide support to enable 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 parent group in your community 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.

Upcoming CPS Parent Groups

      California

  • Tustin, CA Ongoing Winter/Spring 2018 Parent Support Groups held at various time throughout winter and spring at: 145 West Main St. Suite 260 in Tustin, CA. These groups are facilitated by Debra Ann Afarian, Think:Kids CPS Certified, and costs $150 per person | $250 per couple. For more information or to register for a group session, call (714) 695-1057 or visit: www.HBCC.us

     Connecticut

  • Branford, CT March 15 – April 12, 2018  Parent Groups are held on Thursdays at 5:45pm in the Branford Counseling Center. These groups are facilitated by Divinna Schmitt, M.Ed, Think:Kids CPS Certified. For more information or to register for a group session, please call (860) 876-0236 or email Divinna directly at: Divinna@comcast.net
  • Middletown, CT April 24 – May 29, 2018  Parent Groups are held on Tuesdays (no session on May 8) from 4:00-6:00pm in the Community Health Center. These groups are facilitated by Divinna Schmitt M.Ed, Think:Kids CPS Certified. For more information or to register for a group session, please call (860) 876-0236 or email Divinna directly at: Divinna@comcast.net

      Massachusetts

  • Brookline, MA March 27 – April 24, 2018: 4-week Parent Group held on Tuesdays (skips April 17th) at 10AM at The Brookline Teen Center. This group is facilitated by Think:Kids CPS Certified Trainer – Karen Kraut, MPHand costs $250 per person. For more information or to register, call (617) 710-9300 or visit: BeTheParentBoston.com
  • Brookline, MA March 27 – April 24, 2018: 4-week Parent Group held on Tuesdays (skips April 17th) at 6:30PM at The Lincoln K-8 School. This group is facilitated by Think:Kids 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
  • Newton, MA May 1 May 22, 2018: 4-week Parent Group held on Tuesdays at 7PM at The Academy of Physical & Social Development. This group is facilitated by Think:Kids 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
  • Weston, MA April 25 – May 15, 2018: 4-week Parent Group held on Wednesdays at 10AM at First Parish Church in Weston, MA. This group is facilitated by Think:Kids 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

      Minnesota

  • Minneapolis, MN March 1 – April 19, 2018: 8-week Parent Group held on Thursdays at 6PM at The Watercourse Counseling Center. This group is facilitated by Think:Kids CPS Certified Trainer, Ed Morales, LICSW. For more information or to register, call (612) 442-6759 or email: ed@socorro.care

      Oregon

  • Beaverton, OR  February 1 – April 12, 2018: 8-week Parent Group held on Thursdays (skips March 29th) at 1:00PM at the Beaverton School. This group is facilitated by Beth Holliman, MA, LPC, Think:Kids CPS Certified Trainer. For more information or to register, call (503) 346-2490 or email: cps@oshu.edu
  • Beaverton, OR  February 5 – April 16, 2018: 8-week Parent Group held on Mondays (skips March 26th) at 6:00PM at the NWRESD Beaverton Early Childhood Center. This group is facilitated by Randi Cooper, M.Ed., Think:Kids CPS Certified Trainer. For more information or to sign-up, call (503) 560-0833 or email: randicooper76@gmail.com
  • Bend, OR  February 20 – April 24, 2018: 8-week Parent Group held on Tuesdays at 6:00PM at the Samara Learning Center 230 S 9th Street. This group is facilitated by Shannon Pugerude, MA, Think:Kids CPS Certified Trainer. For more information or to register, call (541) 977-6808 or email: Shannonwyld@gmail.com
  • Portland, OR  March 5 – April 30, 2018: 8-week Parent Support Group held on Mondays at 5:30PM at OHSU in Portland, OR. This group is facilitated by Think:Kids CPS Certified Trainer, Margaret Johnson, MSW. For more information or to sign-up, call (503) 418- 5226 or email: johnmarg@ohsu.edu
  • Portland, OR  April 2 – May 21, 2018: 8-week Parent Support Group held on Mondays from 6:30PM at Restore Therapy in Portland, OR. This group is facilitated by Think:Kids CPS Certified Trainer, Ted Layman, LCSW and costs $360 per person |Healthshare (OHP) or  Kaiser (w/pre-auth) health insurance accepted. For more information call (503) 376- 7114, ext 6 or email: ted@restoretheraphypdx.com 
  • Portland, OR  April 21 – May 12, 2018: 4-week Parent Support Group held on Saturdays from 9:30AM-12PM at Willamette Health & Wellness in Portland, OR. This group is facilitated by Think:Kids CPS Certified Trainer, Beth Holliman, MA, LPC and costs $300 per person |$400 per couple. For more information call (503) 729- 1380 or email: Info@whwpdx.com

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