What Is Collaborative Problem Solving and Why Use the Approach?

  • J. Stuart AblonEmail author
Part of the Current Clinical Psychiatry book series (CCPSY)


This chapter orients or reorients the reader to the fundamental philosophy and practice of Collaborative Problem Solving. It presents basic information about effectiveness of the approach across different settings and provides a rationale for this volume as a resource for individuals looking to implement CPS organization-wide.


Collaborative Problem Solving Children Behavior Evidence-based practice Fundamental philosophy 

Supplementary material

Video 1.1

Watch as Dr. J. Stuart Ablon, Director of Think:Kids, introduces the overarching philosophy behind Collaborative Problem Solving, which forms the foundation for the entire approach (MP4 509324 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Think:Kids ProgramMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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