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About AF-CBT


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Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT) is a trauma-informed, evidence-based intervention designed to improve the relationship between children and their caregivers by addressing individual and family problems relating to: 

  • Family conflicts   
  • Behavior problems, including physical aggression
  • Anger and verbal aggression, including emotional abuse
  • Harsh physical discipline, physical aggression, or child physical abuse, or
  • Child trauma-related symptoms secondary to any of the above

These patterns may be shown by an individual caregiver or a child/adolescent, and/or by the family.   Therefore, AF-CBT targets the caregiver, child/adolescent, and the larger family context. 

AF-CBT training requires a MS/MA degree or higher.

For those without a masters degree who do not provide direct counseling services to families, AFP Training is a better fit.

 

 

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Upcoming Events

Presentations

"REFLECTIONS" SYMPOSIUM ON CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT

Ashley Fiore

Spare the Child
Sep 28 3PM EDT
The 3 As
Sep 29 8:30AM EDT


AF-CBT Trainings

SEPTEMBER 2022 REMOTE TRAINING

Fitzgerald
Training (Times in MT)
Sep 22 10:30AM-2:30PM
Sep 23 8:30AM-3:30PM
Sep 30 9:00AM-2:00PM

DECEMBER 2022 REMOTE TRAINING

Baumann, Kolko
Pre-Training Call:
Nov 30, 2PM-4PM EST
Training:
Dec 7, 12, 14, 19, 2022
12PM-4PM EST


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AFP Trainings

 

Alternatives for Professionals is designed for professionals who do not provide direct counseling services to families.

 

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