Workshops and Training


We take the term "non-profit" very seriously.  If your school, inpatient unit, residential facility, treatment program, or juvenile detention facility needs help implementing Dr. Greene's CPS model, Lives in the Balance offers a wide variety of training options tailored to your needs, and we're not going to charge you an arm and a leg to make sure you get what you need. We're not passionate about making a buck, so we're not going to try to talk you into buying a "package" that you don't really need. Our passion is to provide high-quality coaching and supervision. So if you only need one supervision session -- perhaps to help you get things organized -- that's all you'll get. If you need help using the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems and using Plan B, that's what you'll get. If you've been using the model for a while but feel like your staff needs a tune-up, a tune-up is what you'll get. If you need help with a particular child, we're happy to assist there as well. And if you need a one-day workshop to introduce the model to your entire staff, we do that too. You can read about our various training options here. But we're not doing anything until we get a handle on what you need! So if you'd like to talk to a person, contact us...we'll figure it out together.


Dr. Greene often conducts special evening presentations for parents -- sponsored or co-sponsored by Lives in the Balance -- as do many of the certified providers in Collaborative & Proactive Solutions. Several are in the works...we'll post them here once they're finalized.


In this course, Dr. Greene and his colleagues provide supervised practice and feedback aimed at developing proficiency in the application of the CPS model for individual clinicians, educators, and other providers who work directly with challenging youth and their caregivers. Registration is limited to ten participants per training. Participants audiotape their use of the model with actual kids and their caregivers and receive weekly feedback on their application of the model in 24 weekly, 90-minute group teleconference supervision sessions. Prerequisite: prior attendance at one of Dr. Greeneā€™s advanced trainings (see above) and access to a sufficient number of kids and caregivers to permit audio-taping of the use of the model over time. Upon successful completion of this certification training, participants are eligible to provide the model in schools and outpatient settings and to begin receiving training in speaking on the CPS model and providing consultation, supervision, and coaching to train others. These trainings commence in September of each year, and we are now receiving applications for the 2017 course. If you're interested in participating in the trainings commencing in September, 2017, please complete the application form (click here). If you have questions about the form or the training, please call or email Lisa Hunter-Romanelli at the REACH Institute, the sponsor of these trainings, at 212-947-7322 or


Designed for individual clinicians, educators, and other providers working directly with challenging youth and their caregivers, this course is an alternative to the lengthier, more intensive 24-week certification training in Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS). Over the course of five 60-minute group teleconference sessions, participants receive coaching and feedback from certified providers in CPS to increase their skills in the application of the CPS model. The first session is focused on honing skills in using the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems (ALSUP).  The remaining four sessions are focused on Plan B, and involve having participants audiotape their use of Plan B with actual kids and their caregivers so as to receive explicit coaching and feedback. Registration is limited to six participants per training. For more information, and to register, contact us at


Our Seventh Annual International Summit will be held in Portland, Maine, on Monday, October 2nd...register here!


Our spring School Mental Health Conferences in Toronto and Saskatoon were a major success...over 900 participants were in attendance. Our next School Mental Health Conference is scheduled for Norwood, Massachusetts, in November, 2017. Registration opens soon.


Lives in the Balance's Second Annual European Summit on Non-Punitive, Non-Adversarial Interventions for At-Risk Kids will be held in Goteborg, Sweden, October 31 through November 2. Register here. You can still watch streaming video of some of the presentations from our 2016 European Summit  here (the first presentation is in Swedish, the rest are in English.)