january, 2023

12jan(jan 12)6:45 am13(jan 13)3:15 pmCollaborative and Proactive Solutions with Dr. Ross Greene: 2 Day Virtual Training Event Organized By: Lives in the Balance Event Type:Conference,TrainingIn-person or Online:Online

Event Details

This is the evidence-based model Dr. Ross Greene describes in his influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost & Found, and Raising Human Beings. The CPS model has transformed thinking, and practices in countless families, schools, inpatient psychiatric units, and residential and juvenile detention facilities worldwide and has been associated with dramatic reductions in adult-child conflict concerning behaviors, disciplinary referrals, detentions, suspensions, restraints, and seclusions. The model represents a significant departure from discipline-as-usual: it focuses on solving problems rather than on modifying behavior, emphasizes collaborative rather than unilateral solutions, encourages proactive rather than reactive intervention, de-emphasizes diagnostic categories, and provides practical, research-based tools for assessment and intervention.

In this webinar, Dr. Greene will provide an overview of the CPS model, along with more advanced coverage of the nuances of assessment and engaging kids in solving the problems that affect their lives. You don’t have to participate on both days. On Day One, Dr. Greene will provide a general overview of the CPS model, including key themes, use of assessment instrumentation, and solving problems collaboratively. On Day Two he will dive deeper into various facets of the model, with extensive use of video examples and ample time for questions and discussion. So if you’ve already attended an introductory training with Dr. Greene, you may want to sign up for the second day. If you’re only interested in an introduction to the CPS model, just sign up for the first day. And if you want both, sign up for both days. The recordings of both days will be available for viewing following the live webinar. (Usually within 5 days after the live webinar ends.)

While Dr. Greene will answer many questions during the webinar — especially at the end of each segment — both days feature separate lunchtime Q & A sessions for parents, educators, and clinicians, with separate interactive Zoom links. The lunchtime Q & A’s will be interactive; however they will not be recorded.

Registration for this training closes at 3 PM ET on January 11, 2023.

After this training, participants will:

  • Describe the five big shifts of the CPS model, including focusing on problems rather than behaviors, the advantages of collaborative (rather than unilateral) problem solving; and the importance and feasibility of proactive (rather than reactive) intervention.
  • Identify the lagging skills and unsolved problems using the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems(ALSUP).
  • Describe the three basic mechanisms by which adults handle unsolved problems and unmet expectations in kids (Plans A, B, and C) and what is accomplished by each, and the three steps or “ingredients” of Plan B.
  • Describe how to effectively implement Plan B to solve problems, teach skills, and reduce the frequency and intensity of challenging behavior.
  • Identify the strategies for dealing with the various structural factors in schools that may impede implementation of the CPS model.
  • Describe and deal with the roadblocks commonly encountered in implementation with individual children and in families and systems.

Lecture, video demonstration, and Q & A will be used as the primary means of instruction.

Participants in this two-day training will leave with an understanding of the underpinnings of the CPS model, its refinements over the past 8-10 years, and practical assessment and intervention tools that can be brought back to and used in diverse settings.

Intended Audience: Mental Health Professionals, Special Educators, Classroom Teachers, Special Education Administrators, Superintendents, Principals/Assistant Principals, Speech/Language Pathologists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Pediatricians/Family Physicians, Staff in Restrictive Therapeutic Facilities (Inpatient Psychiatric Units, Residential Facilities, Juvenile Detention Facilities), Parents


What time does the webinar begin? To accommodate different time zones, ZOOM log in is at 9:40 am ET (New York City time). Dr. Greene will begin the training at 9:45 am ET and end at 5:15 pm ET each day.

Can I pay with a Purchase Order? Yes. When registering, indicate you are paying by invoice, then list the name and email address of who should receive the invoice. If you have the PO# include that as well.

Can I receive Continuing Education Hours? 12 contact hours are approved for Counselors, MFT, Addictions Professionals, Social Workers, Psychologists. (See below)

Will this training be recorded? Yes. All registered participants will receive links to the recording of the two-day training following the live webinar. Links to the recordings will be emailed to you (usually) 3-5 days after the live webinar. Once received, you will have two weeks to view the recordings.

Can I receive a refund? Attendees can receive a refund 7 days prior to January 12, 2023. After that you will receive a credit toward any future workshop with us within 5 years. Credit will not be given if you do not cancel prior to the event.

What if I have more questions? Feel free to contact Liz Rudman at lizrudman.litb@gmail.com.

DAY ONE ~ January 12, 2023

6:40 PST  9:40 EST: ZOOM Log In (rest of tiemes shown in EST)

9:45-11:15: Webinar STARTS with the Key Themes/Big Shifts

11:15-11:30: Break

11:30-1:00: The Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems (ALSUP)

1:00-2:00: Lunch

2:00-3:30: Overview of The Plans and Plan B

3:30-3:45: Break

3:45-5:15: Video Example/Discussion of Plan B

DAY TWO ~ January 13, 2023

6:35 PST /9:35 EST : ZOOM Log In (rest of times shown in EST)

9:45-11:15: Webinar STARTS with Video Examples/Discussion of the Empathy Step

11:15-11:30: Break

11:30-1:00: Additional Video/Discussion of the Empathy Step

1:00-2:00: Lunch

2:00-3:30: Video Demonstration/Discussion of All Three Steps

3:30-3:45: Break

3:45-5:15: Issues in Implementation, Special Populations, Special Topics

Times Shown are Eastern Standard Time

12 contact hours are approved for Counselors, MFT, Addictions Professionals, Social Workers, and Psychologists.

Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Lives in the Balance. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Psychologists (APA) Credit Designation Statement: Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 12.00 psychologist contact hours.

Social Workers (ASWB) Credit Designation Statement: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Amedco is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education(ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Amedco maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 12.00 continuing education credits.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Social Workers: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI,

ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY * WV accepts ASWB ACE unless activity is in live in West Virginia then an application is required.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Counselors: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MO, ND, NE, NM, NH, NV, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY AL / Counselors: Activities not providing NBCC approval may be approved by the Board for individual licensees upon receipt of acceptable documentation prior to the activity. Please send course details to your licensing board for approval BEFORE the event. No approvals afterward by the board.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, OK, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Addictions Professionals: AK, CA, CO, CT, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MO, MT, ND,


New York Social Workers

Amedco SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0115. 12.00 credit hours.

New York Psychologists

Amedco is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0031. 12.00 hours.




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Lives in the BalanceLives in the Balance is the non-profit organization founded by child psychologist Dr. Ross Greene, originator of the evidence-based Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) approach. Our vision is to foster collaboration and empathy, transform lives, and inspire change for all children (especially the most vulnerable), to heighten awareness of the detrimental and counterproductive effects of punitive interventions, and to address the systemic issues that impede our progress. The mission of Lives in the Balance is to provide vital, accessible resources and programs to caregivers of behaviorally challenging kids; to bring the plight of these kids into the public consciousness; to address the systemic issues that cause many of these kids to slip through the cracks; and to promote parenting and disciplinary practices that foster the better side of human nature in all children.