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AF-CBT Training Program: Learning Community


Training Model as of June 18, 2015

ADMINISTRATIVE PREPARATION

6-12 months before training

  1. Agency representative completes an AF-CBT Training Request
  2. AF-CBT trainer contacts Agency to discuss contents of training request, structure of requested training
  3. Agreement is drafted to formalize requested training (e.g., training dates, number of participants, consultation structure)

PROGRAM/STAFF READINESS 

2 months before training

  1. Agency readiness calls to prepare program, leadership team, staff, and stakeholders
  2. Trainees complete pre-training assessment and watch orientation videos and complete quizzes:

    Pre-Training Assessment
    AF-CBT Orientation Videos

  3. Review of trainee pre-training evaluation and agency metrics (online reports)
  4. Development of training materials (slides) and exercises tailored to agency/population    
  5. Delivery of AF-CBT session guides (manual, handouts) and assessment tools 

LEARNING COMMUNITY: INTENSIVE SKILLS-TRAINING

  1. Basic Training workshop/experiential seminar on the use of AF-CBT (3 days)
  2. Advanced Training workshop, 6 months later (1/2 or full day; live or via web)
  3. Case consultation calls with trainer (12-18 calls in 6-12 months) with 2 case presentations by each trainee
  4. Fidelity monitoring feedback based on trainer reviews of digital audio files uploaded by each trainee to our secure website (2 files submitted/trainee):

    Audio File Upload Instructions

  5. Online access to the trainer for Q&A and to website for updated materials, staff support for online infrastructure and conference call system
  6. Supervisor-only calls to promote AF-CBT supervision and use (4-6 calls)

PERFORMANCE REVIEW (at end of training)

  1. Completion of post-training evaluation and agency metrics:

    Post-Training Assessment

  2. Review of staff eligibility for Clinician Certification program with trainer
  3. Program data summary of trainee and agency metrics evaluation (follow-up)

NOTE

  1. Interested clinicians who meet initial eligibility criteria after training can apply to be  considered for the voluntary AF-CBT Clinician Certification program.  For information on requirements and costs, see the Certification page.
  2. All trainer travel costs are an additional expense (e.g., transportation, lodging, meals, etc.).  

OPTIONAL SUPERVISOR/LEADERSHIP TRAINING (for supervisors & program manager only):

Year 2: Personalized Training/Consultation in AF-CBT Supervision Skills

  1. Advanced supervisor training: Brief discussions/seminars to promote ongoing supervisory competence in and program sustainability of AF-CBT
  2. Supervisor consultation calls: Individual phone calls, as needed
  3. “Ask the Trainer” electronic message board and e-mail contact: Access to AF-CBT treatment team via the website and to the trainer via e-mail.

TRAINING GOALS 

Our training programs have been designed to help professionals accomplish their specific clinical and therapeutic goals:

  1. To learn and practice basic AF-CBT content, with an emphasis on mastering the skills involved in all 3 phases of treatment (Engagement, Skill Building, Family Applications) for use with a broad array of children, caregivers, and families.
  2. To competently apply and deliver treatment using AF-CBT, including the administration of focused clinical content and skills training processes. To incorporate expert feedback about performance as a supplement to ongoing supervision.
  3. (Optional, Additional Training) To help interested practitioners learn how to teach AF-CBT to other professionals.

 

Calendar of Events

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MARCH 29, 2016

AF-CBT Presentations at NCTSN All-Network Conference.

 

MAY 25-27, 2016

2016 Spring AF-CBT Training in Pittsburgh, PA.