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About AF-CBT


For a complete overview of AF-CBT (background, research, training options, etc.), 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: 

  • 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.

 

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Upcoming Events

 

SEPTEMBER 2021 REMOTE TRAINING
REGISTRATION CLOSED

Baumann, Kolko
NEW DATES
Pre-Training Call:
Sep 8 2-4PM EDT
Training:
Sep 14, 15, 21, 23, 2021
12PM-4PM EST

 

NOVEMBER 2021 REMOTE TRAINING

Baumann, Kolko
Pre-Training Call:
Nov 2 12-2PM EST

Training:
Nov 8, 10, 16, 17, 2021
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.


OCTOBER 2021 AM REMOTE TRAINING

Baumann
Oct 21-22, 2021
9AM-12PM EST

 

OCTOBER 2021 PM REMOTE TRAINING

Baumann
Oct 21-22, 2021
1:30PM-4:30PM EST

 

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Presentations

 

Dr. Barbara Baumann to Present at NCA 2021 Leadership Conference: Empowering Caregivers to Help Children Manage Anger and Aggression

 

Dr. Baumann will provide an overview of AF-CBT at the Virginia Child Advocacy Center annual conference, September 13th at 10am.