Where is AF-CBT Implemented?
AF-CBT treatment can take place in almost any setting – clinics, homes, and other community locations. The majority of practitioners who have implemented AF-CBT see clients on an outpatient basis, once or twice each week for approximately three-six months. It is currently being applied in inpatient, residential, and foster/adoptive settings. When used as a component of more intensive in-home services, clients may progress toward their treatment goals more quickly. Treatment parameters can be adjusted to the needs of practitioners and clients. Modalities of treatment have included parallel individual and family therapy sessions. Group treatment is also an option, but often may not be desired by clients mandated by the child welfare system.