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Alternatives for Professionals Training Outline

Presenter:

Barbara Baumann, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

 

Program Description:

Training will focus on development of skills to implement Alternatives for Professionals in community settings. AFP workshops focus on actively engaging participants in discussions, behavioral rehearsal, and exercises to increase their comfort and skill when working with youth and families with a history of aggression, conflict, behavior problems, or violence. The three-phase conceptual model is designed to provide a parallel process to the evidence-based model, Alternatives for Families: a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT) on which it is based. The SUPPORT acronym is taught to assist professionals in implementing the differing techniques and strategies from AFP. Illustrations of the methods that derive from the model will be provided to highlight key family processes that underlie the use of coercion and hostility (e.g., relationships, reframing, rules and roles, family routines), and family treatment methods (e.g., problem-solving). Specific activities and recommendations will be provided to enhance the use of community-based intervention strategies.

 

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of training, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the intervention model and its content
  2. Discuss characteristics and consequences of child and family aggression
  3. Implement specific techniques to decrease parent and child aggression
  4. Initiate discussions about professional experiences with high levels of client conflict
  5. Complete decisional balance training and goal planning
  6. Implement engagement & retainment methods
  7. Discuss techniques to promote positive problem-solving routines
  8. Provide some positive child behavior management training

 

Alternatives for Professionals (AFP), based on AF-CBT (Alternatives for Families: a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), is designed to cover key skill components that can be taught by a range of professionals who do not provide direct counseling services to families, such as case workers, case managers, foster care workers, wrap-around providers, home visitors, and other professionals. AFP introduces and reinforces skills for engaging with families involved with the mental health, juvenile justice, or child welfare system.

For those with a masters degreee who provide direct counseling services to families, AF-CBT training is a better fit.

 

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Upcoming Events

AF-CBT Trainings

DECEMBER 2022 REMOTE TRAINING

Baumann, Kolko
Pre-Training Call:
Nov 30, 2PM-4PM EST
Training:
Dec 7, 12, 14, 19, 2022
12PM-4PM EST

 

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

 

AF-CBT Training for NC Clinicians

Fiore
Pre-Training Call:
Sep 5, 10AM-12PM EST
Training:
Sep 11-12, 18-19, 2023
10AM-2PM EST

 

 

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Alternatives for Professionals is designed for professionals who do not provide direct counseling services to families.

 

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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