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An explanation and discussion of the underlying theories behind AF-CBT is found in the book "Assessing and Treating Child Physical Abuse in Children and their Families: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach" (Kolko & Swenson, 2002), which is available from Sage Publications or

It includes chapters offering descriptions, technical discussions, illustrations, comments, and implementation caveats regarding a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral techniques for use with children, parents, and families. The book focuses on understanding key treatment priorities based on initial assessment findings/impressions and then modifying the role of coercion, conflict, and aggression/violence.

Calendar of Events


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SEP 28-29, 2015

AF-CBT Training, St. John's University, New York, NY


SEP 30, 2015

National Symposium on Juvenile Services Workshop - Engaging Agressive Youth: Key Skills for Success. Dr. Barbara Baumann, Pittsburgh, PA


OCT 20-22, 2015

California Multi-Agency AF-CBT Training, Los Angeles, CA.


OCT 26-28, 2015

AF-CBT Training, Children's Home Society of Missouri, St. Louis, MO.


NOV 9-11, 2015

Pittsburgh Fall AF-CBT Training, Pittsburgh, PA.