Join Dr. Ross Greene (author of “The Explosive Child”) as he discusses CPS, (Collaborative and Proactive Solutions), an approach that recognizes challenging behaviour in children and equips parents to develop tools and techniques to reduce these challenging episodes.
What is CPS?
The CPS model has been implemented in countless families, schools, inpatient units, therapeutic group homes, and residential facilities. The approach sets forth two major concepts:
-First, challenging behaviour in children is best understood as the result of lagging cognitive skills (in the general domains of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem solving) rather than as the result of passive, permissive, inconsistent or non-contingent parenting.
- And second, the best way to reduce challenging episodes is by working together with the child – collaborating – to solve the problems setting them in motion in the first place (rather than by imposing adult will and intensive use of reward and punishment procedures).
Presenter - Dr. Ross W. Greene, Ph.D
Dr Greene is an American clinical child psychologist and the developer of the research-based method now called Collaborative & Proactive Solutions. (CPS). He served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years, and is now adjunct Associate Professor in the
Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech and adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Science at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia.