Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 549–561 | Cite as

Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS): A Review of Research Findings in Families, Schools, and Treatment Facilities

  • Ross GreeneEmail author
  • Jennifer Winkler


Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) is a psychosocial treatment model for behaviorally challenging youth, which has been applied in a diverse array of settings, including families, schools, and therapeutic facilities. Numerous studies have documented its effectiveness and examined factors that mediate and moderate the effectiveness of the model. Data have thus far shown that, with regard to behavioral improvements, CPS is at least the equivalent of the standard of care for externalizing youth, Parent Management Training, and that CPS may hold additional benefits as regards parent–child interactions and children’s skill enhancement.


Collaborative & Proactive Solutions Research Oppositional defiant disorder Psychosocial treatment Cognitive-behavioral treatment Parent Management Training Incompatibility 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of ScienceUniversity of Technology SydneySydneyAustralia
  3. 3.School of Public HealthSan Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA

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