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Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Virtual Training

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Event Dates

This online training is part of a series that will be held October 10, 12, 17, and 19, 2023. 

This will be an interactive and participatory training experience led by Barbara Baumann, Ph.D., and David Kolko, Ph.D., ABPP that include pre-work and action period assignments that build participants' skills at implementing AF-CBT. 


1. Describe the intervention model and its content to families in a manner that engages and motivates treatment participation.

2. Implement specific techniques to decrease parent and child aggression, family conflict, and child PTSD symptoms related to physical violence (e.g., complete no-force agreement, safety planning, imaginal exposure).

3. Initiate discussions about abusive/aggressive experiences with children and caregivers and follow up with social skills training, social support planning, positive family communication, problem-solving routines, and child behavior management training.

There is a limit of 50 attendees for this training. Prospective AF-CBT trainees must be mental health professionals with a Master's degree or higher. There is a free 2.5 hour pre-requisite video course, "Foundations of AF-CBT" which must be completed prior to training.

Date Created: October 2, 2023