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About AF-CBT


For a complete overview of AF-CBT, please see our overview.

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: 

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

Any and all of these patterns above may be demonstrated by an individual caregiver or a child/adolescent, but they may also characterize the interactions of the entire family.   Accordingly, AF-CBT targets caregiver and child/adolescent characteristics, and the larger family context. 

AF-CBT training requires a MS/MA degree or higher. Alternatives for Professionals (AFP), based on AF-CBT (Alternatives for Families: a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), is designed to cover key skill components that can be taught by a range of professionals who do not provide direct counseling services to families, such as case workers, case managers, foster care workers, wrap-around providers, home visitors, and other professionals. AFP introduces and reinforces skills for engaging with families involved with the mental health, juvenile justice, or child welfare system.

For more information about AFP, contact Barbara Baumann, Ph.D. by email or by phone at (412) 246-5887.

 

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Calendar of Events

 

AUG 16, 2018
AF-CBT Overview Presentation

Patrice Rotolo
Florida Behavioral Health Conference
Orlando, FL.
Patrice Rotolo will conduct a workshop on AF-CBT.
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AUG 29-30, 2018
CAC of Southwest Florida AF-CBT Training

Orlando, FL.

 

SEP 24-25, 2018
Dawson Place CAC AF-CBT Training

Everett, WA.

 

OCT 2-4, 2018
Pittsburgh Fall AF-CBT Training

Pittsburgh, PA.
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