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AF-CBT Training Program: Learning Community


2 months before training

  • Agency readiness calls to prepare program/leadership team/staff
  • Review of trainee pre-training evaluation and agency metrics (online reports)
  • Development of training materials (slides) and exercises tailored to agency/population
  • Delivery of AF-CBT session guides (manual, handouts) and assesssment tools


  • Basic training workshop/experiential seminar on the use of AF-CBT (3 days)
  • Booster (advanced) training workshop, 6 months later (1/2 or full day; live or via web)
  • Case consultation calls with trainer (12-18 calls in 6-12 months) with 2 case presentations/call (each trainees makes 2 presentations)
  • Fidelity monitoring feedback based on trainer reviews of digital audio files uploaded by each trainee to our secure website (2 files submitted/trainee)
  • Online access to the trainer for Q&A and to website for updated materials
  • Supervisor-only calls to promote AF-CBT supervision and use (4-6 calls)

PERFORMANCE REVIEW (at end of training)

  • Completion of post-training evaluation and agency metrics
  • Review of staff eligibility for Clinician Certification program with trainer
  • Program data summary of trainee and agency metrics evaluation (follow-up)


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

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

  • Advanced supervisor training: Brief discussions/seminars to promote ongoing supervisory competence in and program sustainability of AF-CBT
  • Supervisor consultation calls: Individual phone calls, as needed
  • “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.




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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APR 9, 2015

AFP training, Family Works/New Hope, Indianapolis, IN.


APR 14, 2015

Dr. David Kolko will present a paper at the BAPSCAN Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland


APR 24, 2015

Dr. David Kolko presents an overview of AF-CBT. Spring Psych TLC Conference for MH Professionals, Little Rock, AR.


APR 29, 2015

Advanced AF-CBT training, Project Harmony, Omaha, NE.


MAY 18-20, 2015

Annual AF-CBT Spring Training, Pittsburgh, PA.
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