Alternatives for Families: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT) Training Program


Alternatives for Families: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT) Training Program

Barbara Baumann, PhD Research Instructor in Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Registration is now open for the Alternatives for Families: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT) Training Program. Participants will receive expert training in an evidence-based, family-centered, trauma-focused treatment and learn about ways to address family conflict, coercion, hostility, aggression, child physical abuse as well as a structured way to teach individual & family skills. 

Click here for the brochure with details about the program.

What the Training Program Provides. The training program provides participants with:

  • 2.5 days of intensive instruction and roleplay

  • Monthly clinical consultation for 1 year

  • Detailed feedback on submitted session audio

  • Q&A by e-mail

  • 0.5 days of advanced training

  • Access to AF-CBT resources like assessment scoring applications, extra handouts, and more.

Who Should Attend. Mental health professionals with a Master’s degree or higher.

Location. University Club, Conference Room B, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Program Schedule. The training will take place on the following dates:

  • November 4, 2019 - 9:00AM - 5:00PM (1 Hour Lunch)

  • November 5, 2019 - 9:00AM - 5:00PM (1 Hour Lunch)

  • November 6, 2019:- 9:00AM - 12:30PM

How to Register. Registration for training and consultation costs $1,600 per participant. Sign up before October 15th for a $200 Early Bird discount! To register, click here and complete the Training Request Form, and use survey code PGHFALL19.

Learning Objectives. With AF-CBT training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify families appropriate for AF-CBT

  • Administer, score, & interpret standardized measures appropriate for AF-CBT & provide feedback to families based on the results

  • Use functional behavioral analysis & integrate these findings in AF-CBT treatment planning & delivery

  • Educate caregivers & youth to overcome barriers to treatment participation

  • Incorporate into treatment the history, culture, needs, and developmental capacities of the child or caregiver being served

For More Information. Please visit the AF-CBT website.