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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.

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

AF-CBT Trainings

AF-CBT Training for NC Clinicians

Fiore
Pre-Training Call:
Jan 17, 10AM-12PM EST
Training:
Jan 30-31, Feb 6-7, 2023
10AM-2PM EST

 

March 2023 Remote Training

Baumann, Kolko
Mar 14, 21, 23, 28, 2023
12PM-4PM EDT

 

June 2023 Remote Training

Baumann, Kolko, Cleary
Jun 8, 13, 20, 21, 2023
12PM-4PM EDT

 

AF-CBT Training for NC Clinicians

Fiore
Pre-Training Call:
Sep 5, 10AM-12PM EDT
Training:
Sep 11-12, 18-19, 2023
10AM-2PM EDT

 

November 2023 Remote Training

Baumann, Kolko
Nov 28, 29, Dec 4, 5, 2023
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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Presentations

 

APSAC Mental Health Section Meeting
FEB 7, 2023
12-1pm on Zoom

Dr. Baumann will be providing an overview of AF-CBT. Interested mental health professionals should contact APSAC@APSAC.org

 

NCA Leadership Conference: United for Kids
JUN 6, 2023
12-1pm

Dr. Kolko will be presenting a workshop, "Helping Families Involved in Conflict and Coercion using AF-CBT". Interested mental health professionals should check the NCA website for updates.