Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Mar 20,2020 | Consortium_staff Training Opportunities

Alternatives for Families: a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT) is a trauma-informed, evidence-based treatment (EBT) designed to improve the relationships between children and caregivers in families involved in arguments, frequent conflict, physical force/discipline, child physical abuse, or child behavior problems.

NEW virtual trainings mean participants can avoid travel costs and participate in the same active, case-oriented training without leaving home. The popular in-person fall training will be held in Pittsburgh.

Participants will learn to implement specific techniques to decrease parent and child aggression (e.g., complete no-force agreement, safety planning), initiate discussions about abusive/aggressive experiences, provide social skills training and social support planning, implement engagement & retainment methods, discuss techniques to promote positive family communication and problem-solving routines, and implement child behavior management training.

After the initial training session, participants will take part in 12 monthly case consultation calls with the AF-CBT trainer, submit and receive feedback on session audio recordings, and will be invited to participate in an advanced web-based training.

Training Dates:

Virtual Training

May 4, 5, 12, 13, 2020

12PM-4PM Eastern Time

Pittsburgh Fall Training

September 29-30, October 1, 2020

9AM-4:30PM (Day 1-2)

9AM-12:30PM (Day 3)

Virtual Training

November 10, 16, 17, 23, 2020

12PM-4PM Eastern Time

Visit the website to sign up.

Questions? Feel free to call or email or (412) 246-5887