Clinical Social Worker
Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) encourages adults to let go of unhelpful efforts to help kids who aren’t meeting our expectations, such as punishment and other adult-imposed solutions. The approach focuses instead on solving problems collaboratively with our children, using straightforward three-step method. In this workshop will learn about Dr. Greene's methodology for solving problems collaboratively, gain effective tools and crucial strategies that improve communication, build relationships and solve problems and learn about the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems, which sets the stage for and organizes your approach to solve problems.
I am a clinical social worker with experience in a wide variety of clinical settings. I have been certified as a private practitioner since 1987. I believe in a warm, friendly, and open approach to well-being. I have extensive experience with children, adolescents, adults, older adults, and families. I have over a decade of experience with special education and special needs children. I am certified as both a school social worker and a principal. Another area of experience is with caregivers of both older adults and children with disabilities. I have led several caregiver support groups as well as met individually and/or with family members to provide support and education. I have been certified in the Collaborative Problem-Solving (CPS) approach by Ross Greene. I am also a trainer of the CPS model. I currently have private practices in Arlington Heights and Evanston, Illinois.