ON SITE TRAINING:
3-Days of Training, May 19th-21st, 2014
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
12 case consultation sessions over the course of one year. Consultations will be conducted via phone or video conference at a time scheduled during the onsite training.
This announcement is to introduce the opportunity for an intensive training and a year-long clinical collaboration utilizing Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT). This training is specifically designed for mental health practitioners currently providing treatment with families (caregivers and children) who are at risk for high conflict, coercion and/or physical discipline. In order to best implement AF-CBT, we also recommend supervisors and agency administrators consider attending in order to support the use of AF-CBT in their organizations.
AF-CBT is an evidence based, family-centered treatment designed to address family conflict, coercion and hostility, emotional abuse, and child physical abuse. AF-CBT teaches individual and family skills to strengthen family relationships and safety routines using coordinated and structured training methods. The goals of AF-CBT are to help family members improve their communication and problem-solving skills, help parents learn skills to effectively support and discipline their children, and help children manage difficult emotions and respond more positively to challenges.
These training methods seek to help family members improve their communication and problem solving skills, help parents to effectively support and discipline their children, and help children manage difficult emotions and respond more competently to interpersonal challenges.
Training materials, including a session guide and handouts are included for those who participate in training. More information about AF-CBT can be found at http://www.afcbt.org.
Training will be presented by Barbara Baumann, PhD. The trainer is a member of University of Pittsburgh Faculty and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).
This training is an intensive experience including three days of on-site training, a mid-year advanced training webinar, and one year of case consultation. Trainees are required to have a master’s degree in relevant field and professional license. Trainees must work with, or supervise those who work with, children and adolescents and their caregivers.
To register for this training program, go to http://www.afcbt.org/training/sign-up-for-training, or call (412) 246-5888. Registration will open on December 10th, 2012 for a limited number of attendees.