OHSU Department of Psychiatry is proud to present:
Collaborative Problem Solving
WHAT: Collaborative Problem Solving is an evidence based treatment that focuses on
developing an accurate and meaningful understanding of why children may struggle with
meeting day to day expectations and exhibit challenging behaviors. The model explores
what skills are needed to be able to successfully solve problems and gives parents a
framework for teaching children those specific skills. The goal of this model is to help
families restore healthy relationships with their children while pursing adult expectations,
reducing challenging behaviors and teaching skills.
WHEN: Series will start on April 15, 2014. Groups will meet from 4:30pm – 6:30pm each
Tuesday through June 10. There will be eight sessions total (no class June 3).
WHERE: Groups will be meeting at Providence Portland Medical Center which is
located at 4805 NE Glisan St., Portland, Oregon in Room HCC 8. Please note that day care
is not available.
WHO: This group will be facilitated Beth Putz, MA. Beth is a Think:Kids Certified Trainer
in Collaborative Problem Solving and has played a significant role in the implementation of
CPS in the state of Oregon. Beth has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from
Pacific University and has extensive experience working with children and families with
significant mental health challenges in both foster care and residential settings.
HOW: To register please contact Beth Putz at 503-346-1482 or firstname.lastname@example.org by April
10, 2014. Please indicate the name, phone number and email address for each person
wishing to register. You will receive a follow up email confirmation if your registration
is accepted. Space is limited and those who are not accepted into this group will be placed
on a waitlist and notified when an opening comes available.
For more information on CPS please visit thinkkids.org or www.ohsu/cps.edu.