Collaborative Problem Solving

An Evidence-Based Approach to Implementation and Practice

  • Alisha R. Pollastri
  • J. Stuart Ablon
  • Michael J.G. Hone

Part of the Current Clinical Psychiatry book series (CCPSY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Bruce D. Perry, J. Stuart Ablon
    Pages 15-31
  3. Michelle A. Duda, Alexia Jaouich, Trevor W. Wereley, Michael J. G. Hone
    Pages 33-62
  4. Robert E. (Bob) Lieberman, Whitney Vail, Kevin George
    Pages 63-85
  5. Erica A. Stetson, Amy E. Plog
    Pages 87-110
  6. Katherine G. Peatross, Kathleen A. McNamara
    Pages 111-131
  7. Alisha R. Pollastri, Arielle Wezdenko
    Pages 133-147
  8. Alisha R. Pollastri, Lu Wang
    Pages 149-177
  9. Michael J. G. Hone
    Pages 179-198
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 199-206

About this book


This book is the first to systematically describe the key components necessary to ensure successful implementation of Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) across mental health settings and non-mental health settings that require behavioral management.  This resource is designed by the leading experts in CPS and is focused on the clinical and implementation strategies that have proved most successful within various private and institutional agencies.  The book begins by defining the approach before delving into the neurobiological components that are key to understanding this concept.  Next, the book covers the best practices for implementation and evaluating outcomes, both in the long and short term.  The book concludes with a summary of the concept and recommendations for additional resources, making it an excellent concise guide to this cutting edge approach.


Collaborative Problem Solving is an excellent resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and all medical professionals working to manage troubling behaviors.  The text is also valuable for readers interested in public health, education, improved law enforcement strategies, and all stakeholders seeking to implement this approach within their program, organization, and/or system of care.  


Trauma-informed care Behavioral challenges in children Community-Based care Program implementation Non-punitive responses

Editors and affiliations

  • Alisha R. Pollastri
    • 1
  • J. Stuart Ablon
    • 2
  • Michael J.G. Hone
    • 3
  1. 1.Think:Kids ProgramMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Think:Kids ProgramMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.Crossroads Children’s Mental Health CentreOttawaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-12629-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-12630-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2626-241X
  • Series Online ISSN 2626-2398
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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