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Training Program - Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy October 21, 2013, 9:00 am - October 23, 2013, 5:00 pm University Club

Professional Training Program

Alternatives for Families - A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
A 3-Day Clinician Training with Year-Long Case Consultation


This is an opportunity for intensive training and a year-long clinical collaboration utilizing Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT).  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.



Workshops: 3 Days of Training Workshops
          When:  October 21-23, 2013; 9:00am-5:00pm
          Where:  University Club, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Consultation:  Monthly group case consultations using web conferencing

Advanced Training:  Two half-day video conferences are offered mid-year

HOW TO REGISTER:  Click here to learn more about AF-CBT, the training program and register online.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:  This training program is specifically designed for mental health practitioners currently providing treatment to families (caregivers and children) who are at risk for high conflict, coercion and/or physical discipline. To best implement AF-CBT, we recommend that supervisors and agency administrators consider attending in order to support the use of AF-CBT in their organization.  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.

COST:  $1500 per trainee.

TRAINING FACULTY:  Training will be presented by Barbara Baumann, PhD, University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry

TARGET AUDIENCE:  This training is an intensive experience including three days of on-site training, a mid-year advanced training video conference, and one year of monthly case consultation. Trainees are required to have a master’s degree in a relevant field. Trainees must work with, or supervise those who work with, children and adolescents and their caregivers. Information about certification in AF-CBT is available upon request.