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AF-CBT Training Model


Training Model as of July 15, 2016

ADMINISTRATIVE PREPARATION

6-12 months before training

  1. Agency representative completes an AF-CBT training request.
  2. AF-CBT trainer contacts Agency to discuss contents of training request, structure of requested training.
  3. Agreement is drafted to formalize requested training (e.g., training dates, number of participants, consultation structure).

PROGRAM/STAFF READINESS 

months before training

  1. Agency readiness calls to prepare program, leadership team, staff, and stakeholders.
  2. Trainees complete pre-training survey, watch orientation videos and complete quizzes.
  3. Review of trainee pre-training evaluation and agency metrics (online reports).
  4. Development of training materials (slides) and exercises tailored to agency/population.
  5. Delivery of AF-CBT session guides (manual, handouts) and assessment tools.

LEARNING COMMUNITY: INTENSIVE SKILLS-TRAINING

  1. Basic Training workshop/experiential seminar on the use of AF-CBT (2.5 days)
  2. Advanced Training workshop, 6 months later (1/2 or full day; live or via web)
  3. Case consultation calls with trainer (12-18 calls in 6-12 months) with 2 case presentations by each trainee
  4. Fidelity monitoring feedback based on trainer reviews of digital audio files uploaded by each trainee to our secure website (2 files submitted/trainee).
  5. Online access to the trainer for Q&A and to website for updated materials, staff support for online infrastructure and conference call system
  6. Supervisor-only calls to promote AF-CBT supervision and use (4-6 calls)

PERFORMANCE REVIEW (at end of training)

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

NOTE

  1. Interested clinicians who meet initial eligibility criteria after training can apply to be  considered for the voluntary AF-CBT Clinician Certification program.  For information on requirements and costs, see the Certification page.
  2. All trainer travel costs are an additional expense (e.g., transportation, lodging, meals, etc.).  

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

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

  1. Advanced supervisor training: Brief discussions/seminars to promote ongoing supervisory competence in and program sustainability of AF-CBT
  2. Supervisor consultation calls: Individual phone calls, as needed
  3. “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.

TRAINING GOALS 

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.
  4. To develop skills within a trauma-informed framework to meet the needs of children and families in the child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice systems.

General Criteria for AF-CBT Training Completion

Mental health professionals who complete the AF-CBT training may be eligible to begin the certification process in AF-CBT if they meet the criteria listed below:

  1. Complete pre-training and post-training surveys provided by the trainer. The pre-training questionnaire must be completed before the beginning of the first day of the basic training session.
  2. Participate in all scheduled launch or preparation/readiness activities
  3. Attend all scheduled training days of the basic training program
  4. Deliver treatment including content from all 3 phases of the AF-CBT model to at least 2 families.
  5. Participate in all consultation calls to receive feedback from consultants to supplement supervision and enhance ability to adapt materials. Trainees participating in less than 75% of consultation calls are not eligible for training completion.
  6. Present on 2 different cases during consultation period
  7. Submit 2 audio-recorded samples of treatment using AF-CBT to obtain initial clinical and implementation feedback during a consultation call.

About the Security of Submitted Audio

This applies only to trainings provided by Drs. Baumann and Kolko. We recommend that all trainees discuss the security of their audio upload systems with their trainers and IT staff.

Our upload website is designed by the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Academic Computing (OAC) to encrypt all traffic. Trainees are able to connect to the website and enter account (email address) and password information. After log in, there is a control that they can select to find an audio file to upload to our server which will allow them to simply click and upload.

OAC secure servers are encrypted and under a security agreement with UPMC so that confidential, HIPAA protected documents and audio files can be uploaded securely. This UPMC server is accessible via UPMC staff permissions. OAC documents all file names that are uploaded and sends alerts to AF-CBT staff via email when a file has been uploaded. All email alerts include the account (email address) doing the transfer as well as the name of the file that was transferred. OAC also sends the trainee an email to the account (email address) to confirm that the file was successfully transferred.

The secure website is a “one way transfer” site only, with no reverse downloading capability.

Calendar of Events

APR 6, 2018
SACRAMENTO, CA

Dr. Baumann will be presenting on AF-CBT at the 8th Annual Evidence-Based Practices Symposium. California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions.

 

MAY 1-3, 2018
PITTSBURGH, PA

AF-CBT 2 1/2 day Comprehensive Training. University Club. SIGN UP TODAY

 

MAY 2018

AF-CBT Department of Defense FAP virtual training.

 

MAY 8, 2018
SPOKANE, WA

Naomi Perry, MSW, will present on AF-CBT at the Children's Justice Conference. MORE DETAILS.

 

JUN 18, 2018
SINGAPORE

Dr. Baumann will be presenting on AF-CBT. Clinical and Forensic Psychology Service (CFPS) Rehabilitation and Protection Group (RPG) Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF)

 

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