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What are the Goals of AF-CBT?


The primary goals of AF-CBT treatment are to:

  • Improve caregiver-child relationships
  • Strengthen healthy parenting practices
  • Enhance children’s coping and social skills
  • Promote child safety/welfare and child well-being
  • Maintain family safety
  • Reduce anger, verbal aggression, threats of force, and emotional abuse
  • Reduce the use of physical force in the family
  • Reduce child physical abuse risk or recidivism

AF-CBT adopts a comprehensive treatment stratedgy that incorporates:

  • coping skills and emotion regulation
  • behavior management
  • problem solving
  • social skills training
  • positive thinking
  • communication
  • clarification

The advantage of this program is that all of these techniques, handouts, training examples, and outcome measures are integrated in a structured approach that can be easily accessed and used.

 

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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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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.