Implementing CPS in Clinical Settings

  • Robert E. (Bob) Lieberman
  • Whitney Vail
  • Kevin George
Part of the Current Clinical Psychiatry book series (CCPSY)


This chapter begins by describing different clinical settings in which Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) can be implemented and divides these settings broadly into two categories: milieu and community-based settings. The chapter describes common issues related to implementation that arise across almost all settings and then includes a subsection to describe concerns particular to each setting. It also describes the use of CPS in the very particular cases of juvenile justice and child welfare.


Collaborative Problem Solving Implementation Residential Milieu Community-based Outpatient Foster care Juvenile justice Child welfare Clinical Family 

Supplementary material

Video 4.1

Listen in as Editor Michael Hone asks Natasha Tatartcheff-Quesnel, Manager of Ottawa Coordinated Access, to explain how the Ottawa Community of Practice used the System of Care Practice Review method to choose collaborative problem-solving as its model of care. She describes how CPS was selected in order to help better align the experience of families and providers with system of care values and principles (MP4 567056 kb)


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    Family First Preservation Services Act of 2017. H.R. 253 – 115th Congress (July 31, 2018). Retrieved from:

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert E. (Bob) Lieberman
    • 1
  • Whitney Vail
    • 2
  • Kevin George
    • 3
  1. 1.Lieberman Group, Inc.Grants PassUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyOregon State HospitalSalemUSA
  3. 3.Office of Child Welfare Programs – Oregon Department of Human ServicesPortlandUSA

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