Implementing and Practicing Collaborative Problem Solving with Integrity

  • Alisha R. PollastriEmail author
  • Arielle Wezdenko
Part of the Current Clinical Psychiatry book series (CCPSY)


This chapter will help the reader understand the importance of maintaining integrity to the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) approach and describes tools available for assessing CPS integrity. It includes a brief review of the literature on treatment integrity and discusses CPS integrity at the individual caregiver level (e.g., how do we ensure that a clinician or other caregiver is “doing” CPS well) and at the agency level. Finally, the authors present recommendations for how an individual in an organization can measure, monitor, and improve CPS integrity, based on their experiences assessing CPS integrity in agencies that have implemented CPS site-wide.


Collaborative Problem Solving Fidelity Integrity Organization Treatment Measure Adherence Competence Dosage Differentiation 

Supplementary material

Video 7.1

In this video, Dr. Alisha R. Pollastri, Director of Research and Evaluation at Think:Kids, describes the provocative results of a groundbreaking study of integrity rating tools used to assess fidelity of implementation of CPS and their relation to outcomes (MP4 227851 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Think:Kids programMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Oliver Ellsworth SchoolBerlinUSA

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