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This workshop provides 6 hours towards your professional development obligations.

Training Overview

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 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 these diverse settings.


You can purchase tickets by scrolling to the bottom of this page.

  • Early Bird $475 closes 4 May 2018
  • Standard $495 closes 25 June 2018 – Ticket sales are now closed.

* All prices are in Australian Dollars and include GST.

* Ticket sales close Monday 25 June 2018 or when all tickets are sold.

* School Purchase Orders can be sent to [email protected]

Ticket Discount Offers (Only use ONE discount code)

  • Five Staff or More – Organisations sending 5 staff or more can use the coupon code RG15 for a 15% discount when you purchase 5 or more tickets at the same time.
  • Parents/carers – parents/carers who want to attend the workshop to learn more about how to help their own children can use the coupon code rgparent for a 35% discount. This rate can NOT be used by professionals who can claim the workshop expense as part of their professional development or as a work expense.
  • Interstate travellers – those who will be traveling from interstate to attend the workshop can use the coupon code Interstate10 for a 10% discount to help with your travel costs.  You can use this discount if you are travelling a long distance to Brisbane too i.e. from Cairns, etc.
  • Overseas travellers – those who travel from another country to attend the workshop can use the coupon code Overseas15 for a 15% discount to help with your travel costs.  Please note that we do not help with Visas.

Workshop 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

Ross Greene’s Biography

Ross’ biography, along with lots of interesting information about his approach, can be found here.

How is the training delivered?

The workshop will be delivered via a combination of lecture with accompanying handouts, review of clinical applications via video, and audience questions.

Who is the training suitable for?

This workshop is suitable for (but not limited to) health professionals, psychologists, therapists, counsellors, social workers, speech therapists, occupational therapists, teachers, teacher aids, disability workers, policy makers and administrators, juvenile justice workers, child protection workers, mental health practitioners, youth workers, residential and respite care workers, chaplains, nurses, child behaviour specialists and of course parents and carers.

There are no prerequisites to attending this workshop. Anyone interested in the workshop content is welcome to attend, however you do so under your own volition.

Is the workshop catered?

To keep ticket prices as low as possible this workshop is NOT catered.  There are numerous food outlets and cafés within close proximity to the venue and time has been allocated for participants to go out for food and refreshments.  You are also welcome to bring your own lunch if you prefer.

What to Bring?

Water/water bottle, pen and notebook/device, lunch and snacks (you will also have time to buy lunch), don’t forget that water bottle.

Do I get a Certificate of Attendance?

At the conclusion of the workshop you will receive a certificate crediting you with 6 workshop/contact hours.  Please ensure you collect your certificate before departing the venue.

What is the workshop refund and cancelation policy?

Our workshop refund and cancelation policy can be found here.

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What will you learn?

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how different explanations for and interpretations of challenging behaviour in kids can lead to dramatically different approaches to intervention, and why conventional reward and punishment procedures may not be effective for many challenging kids.
  • Identify and assess the various cognitive skills that are central to adaptively handling life’s social, emotional and behavioural challenges.
  • Identify and prioritise unsolved problems precipitating challenging behaviour.
  • Describe three basic mechanisms by which adults handle unsolved problems and unmet expectations in kids (Plans A, B & 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 behaviour.

How do I get to the venue?

The workshop will be held in the State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place South Brisbane, in Auditorium 1.  The State Library is in the Cultural Precinct in South Bank. Auditorium 1 is on the second floor of the Library, take a look at the library’s venue maps or download the SLQ map.

Check out the the library’s information page here.

Public Transport

By bus
Cultural Precinct Busway Station in Melbourne Street.

By train
South Brisbane Station, corner of Melbourne and Grey Streets.

By CityCat and ferry
The CityCat and City Ferry terminals are located at South Bank 1 CityCat terminal.

By bicycle
The nearest CityCycle station is located in Kurilpa Park close to the barbecues. Any problems, ring the CityCycle hotline 1300 229 253 Mon-Fri 8.30am till 5.30pm.

By foot
The State Library is a short walk from Brisbane’s CBD via Victoria Bridge, Kurilpa Bridge or the William Jolly (Grey Street) Bridge.

Public transport information
For further public transport information contact TransLink on 13 12 30.


Paid parking is available at the following local car parks:

  • Stanley Place car park. Enter via the Cultural Precinct tunnel or Stanley Place. For parking information, telephone (07) 3840 7942. From July 4 2016, there is a flat fee of $16.
  • Queensland Art Gallery/Queensland Museum car park. Enter via the Cultural Precinct tunnel. For parking information, telephone (07) 3840 7942. From July 4 2016, there is a flat fee of $16..
  • Queensland Performing Arts Centre car park. Enter via the Cultural Precinct tunnel. For parking information, telephone (07) 3840 7942. From July 4 2016, there is a flat fee of $16.
  • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Enter via Stanley or Merivale Streets. For information, phone (07) 3308 3000.
  • South Bank Parklands underground car park. Enter via Tribune or Little Stanley Streets, South Bank. For information on parking fees, phone (07) 3867 2051 or visit South Bank

Please note: all Cultural Precinct car parks, including the Stanley Place car park beneath the State Library building, are managed by Arts Queensland.

Still have a question?

Send your question to us via our contact form here.  You can call us on 0423 205 291.