After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:

  • 1|Describe why traditional approaches to behavior management may not be well suited to the needs of children with social, emotional and behavioral challenges.
    2|State the philosophy of the Collaborative Problem Solving Approach.
    3|Explain and discuss the concept of “skill not will
    4|Identify the five cognitive skills that are frequently lacking in kids with challenging behaviors
    5|Recognize and list “problems to be solved” for a youth
    6|Revise expectations for youth that are realistic and age-appropriate
    7|Explain the CPS assessment process for youth challenging behavior
    8|Describe a CPS based rationale for prioritizing interventions with a youth with challenging behaviors
    9|Practice the steps of collaborative problem solving using a case example and small group role plays
    10|Practice applying collaborative problem solving for a youth with challenging behaviors via case examples and small group role plays
    11|Describe how CPS is consistent with trauma-informed care principles
    12|dentify at least one key research finding regarding the impact of CPS in clinical settings


Agenda for overall program:

Day One:       Rethinking Challenging Kids
Day Two:       CPS Phases 1 &2:  Assessment & Planning
Day Three:    CPS Phases 2&3:  Planning & Intervention
Day Four:      Problem Solving Practice, Skills Training, System Implementation, Research & Next Steps


Clinical Social Worker
Think:  Kids

Margaret Johnson, MSW
Clinical Trainer and Consultant
Massachusetts General Hospital

Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options.  Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.

None of the planners or faculty for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 


Session date: 
11/12/2021 - 1:00pm EST to 11/19/2021 - 6:00pm EST
United States
  • 19.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 19.50 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 19.50 APA American Psychological Association
    Baystate Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Baystate Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • 19.50 ASWB Continuing Education Credit(s)
  • 19.50 BCIPE Instructional Hours
  • 19.50 NBCC
    Baystate Health is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBC requirements. The ACEP solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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