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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

June 2024 Remote Training

Baumann, Kolko
Jun 3, 4, 10, 11, 2024
12PM-4PM EST

 

October 2024 Remote Training

Baumann, Kolko
Oct 8, 10, 15, 17, 2024
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.

 

March 2024 Remote Training

Baumann
Mar 11-12
10AM-1PM EDT

 

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Other Events

 

Help for Families with High Conflict and/or Coercion: An Orientation to AF-CBT

Kolko, Baumann
April 26, 2024
2:30PM EDT

18th Annual Pittsburgh Conference on Child Maltreatment, Pittsburgh, PA

 

AF-CBT: A Clinical Overview and Update

Kolko
June 12, 2024
1PM-2:30PM CDT

31st Annual APSAC Colloquium, New Orleans, LA