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Training with Dr Ross Greene – Helping Behaviourally Challenged Students Do Well – Collaborative and Proactive Solutions

Dr Ross Greene is an internationally acclaimed child psychologist, best selling author and behaviour expert, and is the founder of Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS). Ross will be back for a speaking tour of Australia in March 2021 where he will conduct training in his CPS model of behaviour intervention.  The dates and itinerary are available here. 

You can read all the workshop information along with comments from past workshop participants below.



This event is now scheduled for March 2021.  Information about our rescheduled workshop program is available HERE.

Workshop Information

This is the foundation course that Ross presents.  It provides participants with a solid understanding of the CPS model.

At this workshop Dr Greene will train participants in the use of his empirically supported model Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS). The CPS model has transformed thinking and practices in countless families, schools, private therapeutic practices, inpatient psychiatry units and juvenile detention facilities throughout the world and has been associated with dramatic reductions in adult-child conflict, challenging behaviours, disciplinary referrals, detentions, suspensions, seclusions and physical, chemical and mechanical restraints.

The CPS model represents a significant departure from discipline-as-usual: It focuses on solving problems rather than on modifying behaviour, emphasises collaborative rather than unilateral solutions, encourages proactive rather than reactive intervention, de-emphasises diagnostic categories and provides practical, research-based tools for assessment and intervention.

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

All participants will receive a certificate crediting them with 6 workshop/contact hours.

More information about Dr Greene’s CPS model can be found here.

Dr Ross Greene Biography

Dr Ross Greene is an internationally recognised child psychologist and acclaimed author. Dr Greene was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years and is now founding director of the non-profit Lives in the Balance. His research-based model – called Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS), and described in his influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost and Found, and Raising Human Beings – has revolutionised the treatment of kids with social, emotional, and behavioural challenges in a vast array of settings. Dr Greene’s vast experience in working with kids in these settings is the guiding vision for his work. He is also adjunct associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech and adjunct professor on the Faculty of Science at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. Ross presented his one-day training program in his Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model to sell out audiences in Australia last year. Dr Greene lectures and consults widely throughout the world and lives in Portland, Maine.

How to purchase a ticket using a Purchase Order?

Some schools and government departments use a Purchase Order system.  If this does not apply to you, skip this bit.

To register for any of these workshops using a Purchase Order you will need to register via the website. When you get to the checkout chose the pay by Purchase Order option.  You should provide us with your purchase Order Number when prompted for for that information, so organise the Purchase Order with your admin or finance area before you begin the registration process with us.  The website will email your Tax Invoice and our bank details are on the Invoice.  Our Terms are payment within 30 days.

If you need to use a centralised Invoicing system such as NSW Education’s EDconnect or NSW Health or QLD Education’s One School, or Victoria DET, we are a registered vendor with most state education departments and health departments and many private schools around Australia, you can find our vendor details on your system using our business details below.  You will still need to register for the workshop online even if you use a centralised Invoicing system.  Give us a call if you have any questions about Purchase Orders (02) 5105 5262

Our business details for you to obtain a Purchase Order are as follows:

  • Name: The Social Mind Pty Ltd
  • ABN: 61 624 876 624
  • Address: PO Box 4170 Hawker ACT 2614
  • Bank Details: BSB 112-908 Account No. 441 333 732
  • Remittance to: [email protected] – Use your Order Number as the payment reference.

Note:  For anyone using a Purchase Order, payment must be received BEFORE the workshop for your registration to be valid.

What do I get if I purchase a Premium Ticket?

We are offering “Premium” tickets to this event.  We have packaged this offer as a cost effective way to bundle a lot of attractive extras.  Our Premium package is value for money!  This is what you get for no more than the cost of catering on top of the regular ticket price if you purchase a “Premium” ticket.  You pay for catering but you get much more! Premium tickets include:

  • Full catering which includes welcome tea and coffee, morning and afternoon tea and lunch (valued at $75 per day).
  • Reserved premium seating at the workshop(s).
  • Book deal – 10% discount at the workshop (books will be sold at the workshop but will only be discounted to Premium ticket holders).
  • Access to exclusive offers. Purchasing a Premium ticket will provide you with access to exclusive offers made by The Social Mind throughout 2020.  Offers will include but won’t be limited to, exclusive access to book discounts, exclusive free shipping offers, advanced notification regarding upcoming training opportunities with pre-release ticket discounts etc.

Is this event catered?

Please note that catering i.e. food and beverages, only comes with “Premium” tickets, all other tickets are non-catered.  Premium tickets include catering, all other tickets do not. If you do not purchase a Premium ticket, bring lunch and snacks (you will also have time to buy lunch and refreshments).

Workshop Timetable

All workshops will start on time at 8:30am with registration open from 8am and follow the following timetable.

8:00am – Registration opens

8:30am – Workshop Commences

10:15am – Morning Break (30 minutes)

10:45am – Workshop Continues

12:00 noon – Lunch (60 minutes)

1:00pm – Workshop Continues

2:15pm – Afternoon Break (30 minutes)

2:45pm – Workshop Continues

4:30pm – Workshop Concludes

What to Bring?

Water/water bottle, pen and notebook/device, if you do not purchase catering i.e. a “Premium” ticket, (Premium tickets include catering all other tickets do not)   bring lunch and snacks (you will also have time to buy lunch and refreshments), don’t forget that water bottle.

Do I get a Certificate of Attendance?

The Social Mind issues the person who attends one of our workshops a certificate crediting you with:

  • 6 workshop/contact hours per workshop day

Note:  Attendance Certificates will be emailed to attendees within 60 days of the completion of the workshop.

What is our workshop refund and cancelation policy?

Our Workshop Refund and Cancelation Policy can be found HERE.

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How do I get to the venue?

The workshop location is listed on the workshop page with links to information about how to get to the venue.  We will also send out email updates with lots of information prior to the workshop.

Do I get a workbook at the workshop?

All the powerpoint slides and handouts are presented in a workbook provided to you at registration on the day of the workshop.

What’s your Privacy Policy?

We respect your personal information and protect it appropriately.  You can read our Privacy Policy HERE.

Still have a question?

Send your question to [email protected] or you can call us on (02) 5105 5262.  We are happy to help you register over the phone if you are having trouble.

Recommendations/Testimonials for this workshop

Here are just some of the testimonials we received following Dr Greene’s workshops:

I truly love attending your workshops, and have now seen Michelle Garcia Winner, Leah Kuypers and Ross Greene. I am always so inspired by the information and it truly changes my practice every time. I don’t think I have ever been to any other courses that are so well organised, great food and venues and such extensive resources and books available. You communication with participants is also second to none.

Thanks so much for bringing such a valuable speaker to a regional town. Please keep me on your mailing list for any upcoming workshops this year and the years to follow. I am now looking to get certified in this area and help others implement Ross’s model. Just a quick note to say thank you for doing this valuable service!!!

Dear Peter, I wanted to thank you for what you’ve done to make this event happen. It is so fundamentally important for our children, and our world.  Looking forward to Ross’ next visit.  Please keep me on your mailing list!

Dear Peter, A huge thank you for all the information and updates. My colleague and I really enjoyed the two days of workshops with Ross in Sydney and it has clarified the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions model for us and answered all our questions as we are currently beginning the implementation process within our school. We are excited that Ross will be coming to Perth in 2020 and will be working to ensure as many staff can access his workshops as possible. Please keep us informed on upcoming training.

Hello Peter, I wanted to say thank you so much for organizing for Ross to lecture us in Sydney last week. It was exactly where I’m at in my clinical practice. It provided so much for me to think about and also apply. I can’t stop extolling the virtues of it to all and sundry. I can’t wait to start using these techniques next term! Your hard work really paid off, so thank you again. I’ll definitely be signing up to your mailing list. All the best and good luck furthering this great work.

Good morning Peter. Just wanted to say thanks for the superb organisation and information you provided for the Sydney workshops. I look forward to seeing what you have coming up next year.

Thank you Peter for this very thorough follow up and resources. Most appreciated!  Thanks again – I’m connected on your Facebook page now!

With regard to Ross, WOW. So proficient, he makes it sound so logical and easy doesn’t he? Clearly it’s not easy, and it didn’t come about overnight, but the way Ross’ thinking has evolved to put in such a practical model for us all to use, that will ultimately have such important implications who all we work with…. well that’s just so commendable.  Can’t wait to get “good at this” and apply it daily in my life, and in my practice at work.  Cheers and thanks for making this happen.

Thanks for a great day, Ross.  It was thoroughly insightful and enjoyable.

Thanks so much for hosting the workshop yesterday. It was super informative and my husband and I both feel we have a better understanding of the CPS model to support our 3 kids. I thought I’d cheekily offer our family if you need a volunteer case study for when Ross returns for advanced training!

It was an absolute pleasure attending Ross’s workshop yesterday – my brain is full, and inspiration overflowing! I am definitely interested in attending Ross’s advanced workshop in future.  I would like to add a BIG thank you for organising and managing the event! You and your colleagues managed to make a big group still feel intimate, and your passion and respect for Ross’s work really shone through. What a joy it was!

Thank you so much for allowing me the opportunity to listen to Ross in Brisbane. He is truly an inspiration. I hope to be able to use some of the knowledge I have gained from the workshop within my classroom and at home with my own children. I have begun reading his book The Explosive Child and I am already learning so much. 

Peter, Thank you again for brining such great PD to Melbourne.  I have already changed my practise and met with a preschool team last night and removed the focus from behaviour management – we plan to try the ALSUP next week. I am also grateful for the reminder to include the children in the problem solving process – I know I do that in clinic sessions but possibly not enough in initial planning.

Thank you Peter! I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. 

Hi Peter, Thank you so much for organising Ross Greene to come out. The workshop was amazing and I am super inspired to give it a “red hot go”.  Can’t wait for next year’s workshops so please keep me in the loop. 

Hi Peter, Thanks so much for this organisation! I must say I have used 2 of the skills that he taught yesterday with 2 children in today’s sessions and although I am still grappling with the language I am mighty impressed with the process and the outcomes that we achieved with this, so nice to be reminded to just let things happen in the time that is needed. Looking forward to Ross’s next instalments.

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