Think:Kids teaches Collaborative Problem Solving, a revolutionary, evidence-based approach for helping children with behavioral challenges


Think:Kids aims to dramatically improve society’s understanding and treatment of challenging kids. Think:Kids achieves these goals by disseminating and implementing an innovative, proven approach described in the book, Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach. The CPS model conceptualizes challenging behavior as the result of difficulty with crucial thinking skills; thus, unlike traditional models of discipline, the model eschews power, control, and motivational procedures and focuses instead on identifying and teaching challenging kids the skills they lack.


About this Program

At Think:Kids we have a unique view of challenging kids: we don’t think they are attention-seeking, manipulative or unmotivated. Rather we understand that they lack crucial skills for solving problems, handling frustration and being flexible. And we understand that these skills can be taught. Our approach represents a novel, contemporary, practical, compassionate, and (as documented by published research) highly effective approach for understanding and helping these children and their caretakers. Think:Kids staff currently train thousands of parents, educators, and mental health professionals throughout the world each year in applying this model. See our site at

Our Staff
J. Stuart Ablon, Ph.D.
Martina B. Albright, Ph.D.
Larry Epstein, Ph.D.
David A. Whelan, Psy.D.
Alisha R. Pollastri, Ph.D.
Beth Edelstein, B.S., OT/L
Tai Katzenstein, Ph.D.
Marjorie Berkowitz, Psy.D
Kimberly Molino, MBA
Kristen Halliday, MBA

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