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Say goodbye to conflict, screaming, time-outs, detentions and suspensions. Say hello to solving problems collaboratively and proactively. If all those consequences you’ve been using haven’t improved the challenging behaviour of your child or student, then this workshop is for you!  To really address child behaviour, we need to focus on the problems that are causing that behaviour. Solve those problems collaboratively and proactively, and you’ll not only improve the child’s behaviour, you’ll simultaneously improve your relationship, enhance communication, and teach a bunch of important skills.  Dr Greene will train participants in the use of his empirically supported model, Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS).  This workshop introduces participants to the model and it’s use in a range of settings and is suitable for both professionals and parents.

Where do I buy tickets?

All the information you need is presented below, once you have finished reading you can purchase tickets for the Port Lincoln Workshop at the bottom of this page. If you have questions you can email us or call us on (02) 5105 5262, we are only too happy to help.

Sponsorship for Eyre Peninsula Residents

Sponsorship has been received to enable residents of the Eyre Peninsula to attend this workshop at a discounted price.  If you live on the Eyre Peninsula, before you book your ticket, contact Tobruk Centre for Children’s Development in Port Lincoln and ask for the Discount Coupon Code to use when purchasing a ticket at the bottom of this page. Phone: 8683 4488 and ask for the Dr Ross Greene discount code, you’ll see where to use the code as you step through the registration process at the bottom of this page.

Residents from outside the Eyre Peninsula are most welcome to attend the workshop.   Travel and accommodation information below.  The Social Mind is sponsoring catering for everyone who attends the Port Lincoln workshop, so everyone who attends the Port Lincoln workshop eats for free!

Workshop Information

Introduction to CPS Workshop – Port Lincoln SA – Saturday 29 June 2019

In this introductory workshop in to be held at the Port Lincoln Hotel, South Australia, 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.

Note:  Advanced workshops are being held in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

Recommendations from last year’s workshop

I was just so impressed with this workshop. I thought it was just brilliant. It was like being given the missing piece of a puzzle to complete my transition over many years from the old fashioned authoritarian approach to discipline, to one that uses empathy and treats children with respect and dignity. I’ve always known what I wanted to achieve but lacked the skills and knowledge to do so as effectively as I wanted. This workshop helped me to see I’ve been focussing on the wrong things. How exciting. Many thanks. (Professional)

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! (Parent)

More recommendations 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.

Ticket Prices

Early Bird ticket sales 29 January to 19 April 2019

Early Bird – Introductory Workshop – $250 plus GST ($275 including GST).

Tickets are purchased at the bottom of this page.

Standard Rate ticket sales 20 April to 7 June 2019

Standard Rate – Introductory Workshop – $350 plus GST ($385 including GST).

Ticketing Notes

  1. All prices are in Australian Dollars and include GST.
  2. Venue capacity is limited and we expect tickets to sell out early.
  3. There are prerequisites to attend the Advanced Workshop, see Advanced Workshop notes.
  4. Our Workshop Refund and Cancelation Policy is here, in purchasing a ticket you are deemed to have accepted our Workshop Refund and Cancelation Policy.
  5. If you are purchasing a ticket from a country outside Australia our website does not display or charge the Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST).
  6. Your Tickets and your Tax Invoice/Receipt are emailed upon purchase.
  7. This year we are offering one low price for everyone.  The current Early Bird rate is $200 cheaper than last year’s “professional” rate and $40 cheaper than last year’s “parent” rate.  We hope you like our new “one low price for all” and will spread the word for us.  Change will only happen when as many people as possible attend this workshop and we want to influence change not just provide training.

Purchase Orders

We accept Purchase Orders from Schools and Government Departments who can not use a corporate credit card.  Information on Purchase Orders is here.  Scan and email your Purchase Order to   Along with the Purchase Order we will need:

  • The name and email address of the person(s) attending the workshop.
  • Let us know if you wish to purchase catering.
  • Let us know if you are attending the free screening of the film The Kids We Lose – A Documentary Film at the end of the workshop (see information below).
  • If you are using the Eyre Peninsula sponsorship code please include your code and we will apply the sponsorship discount.
  • We will email you back a Tax Invoice.


All Port Lincoln ticket purchases include catering.  The Social Mind is sponsoring catering for the Port Lincoln workshop, lunch and refreshments are on us!

Catering includes arrival tea and coffee, morning and afternoon tea and a working style lunch.  There is a space to provide your dietary requests when purchasing a ticket.  Tickets are purchased at the bottom of this page.

Documentary Film Screening

Directly after the 29 June workshop in Port Lincoln, there will be a free screening of the film The Kids We Lose – A Documentary Film, Ross Greene was the Executive Producer.  Information about the film is HERE.  All workshop participants are warmly invited to attend this free Australian premiere screening, the documentary goes for 90 minutes and will commence at the end of the workshop.  When purchasing a workshop ticket you will be asked to indicate whether you can attend the film screening or not (to help us plan seating).

Workshop Timetable

The workshop will start on time at 8:30am with registration open from 8am.

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

4:35pm – Free Australian Premiere of The Kids We Lose – A Documentary Film (90 minutes)

How is the training delivered?

All workshops 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?

These workshops are suitable for (but not limited to) health professionals, psychologists, therapists, counsellors, social workers, speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, school psychologists, school administrators, school principals, classroom teachers, special education teachers, teacher aids, disability workers, autism specialists, 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.

Apart from the prerequisites to attend the Advanced workshop (completing the Introductory workshop), there are no formal prerequisites to attending the Introductory workshops.  Anyone interested in the workshop content is welcome to attend, however you do so under your own volition.

What to Bring?

Water/water bottle, pen and notebook/device .

Do I get a Certificate of Attendance?

At the conclusion of the workshop all ticket holders will receive a certificate crediting you with:

  • 6 workshop/contact hours per 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 will be held at the Port Lincoln Hotel, 1 Lincoln Highway Port Lincoln, South Australia.  Venue location information, can be found HERE.

Port Lincoln is just a short 45 minute flight from Adelaide.  Both Rex Airlines & Qantas fly to Port Lincoln offering several flight times per day.

Port Lincoln Visitors Centre can assist you with accommodation HERE.

Still have a question?

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


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