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    This home study program provides 20 NBCC Continuing Education Contact Hours.

    Prerequisite: Masters degree in a mental health field or current graduate student in a mental health field.

    Cognitive-Behavioral Child Therapist Certification
    Home Study Program


    This Home Study Course Includes:
    Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: The Basics of Helping People to Get Better -- Audio CD Home Study Program
    “Utilizing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Children" -- Six-Hour Webinar recording on Computer CD

    Clinical Practice of Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents: The Nuts and Bolts [Hardcover Book] by Robert Friedberg, Ph.D.
    Certification Examination

    This certification program will equip the trainee to effective apply CBT (Rational Living Therapy) with children and adolescents.

    What You Will Learn

    This course teaches trainees:   

    The difference between CBT with Adults and with Children
     
     • How to engage children when they do not want  therapy
     
     • How to engage parents to be involved in the therapeutic process when they are reluctant to do their part
     
     • How to analyze the child’s behavior to identify patterns
     
     • How to identify reinforcers and discouragers
     
     • How to teach children the cognitive model of emotions and behaviors
      
    •How to know which thought disputing techniques are appropriate
           in relation to the child’s cognitive development
     
     • How to develop new replacement thoughts for children to practice
     
     • How to use play therapy to assess and teach
     
     • Powerful behavioral techniques to encourage cognitive, behavioral, and emotional change
     
     

    A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE BACKGROUND AND PHILOSOPHY OF CBT

    The theoretical and philosophical basis of CBT and how to be guided by it Learning CBT theory and how to apply it to many different therapeutic situations  Learn the myths and misconceptions of CBT to better address concerns with your clients and colleagues

    THE SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO CBT: HOW TO KNOW WHERE YOU ARE IN THE THERAPY PROCESS AT ANY GIVEN POINT

    Not all approaches to CBT are systematic

    Systematic approach to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

    Know where you are in the therapeutic process at any given point

    GOAL SETTING THE COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL WAY

    Developing goals for therapy, life goals and daily living goals

    How to motivate the client to develop goals and to achieve them

    THE ABC'S OF EMOTIONS: HOW TO TEACH CLIENTS WHAT CAUSES THEIR FEELINGS AND BEHAVIOR

    Understanding of the Emotional ABC's is essential to emotional and behavioral improvement

    Learn how to present the ABC's of emotions to their clients in a manner that is understandable

    Uncover "automatic thoughts" that make it appear as though people, situations and things cause feelings and behaviors

    Practice the ABC's during the seminar

    THE RATIONAL QUESTIONS: HOW TO HELP CLIENTS DETERMINE FOR THEMSELVES WHETHER OR NOT THEIR THOUGHTS ARE RATIONAL

    Learn how to teach clients the three rational questions to help clients determine whether or not their thinking and behavior is rational and healthy

    Practice the rational questions during the seminar

    COMMON MENTAL MISTAKES: HOW PEOPLE GO WRONG IN THEIR THINKING, AND HOW TO HELP THEM CORRECT THOSE MISTAKES

    Learn how to recognize errors in clients' thinking

    Learn how to teach clients to recognize for themselves errors in their own thinking

    Help clients correct those mistakes and develop new, rational replacement thoughts

    HELPING PEOPLE PRACTICE THEIR NEW THOUGHTS, FEELINGS AND BEHAVIORS

    Learn excellent techniques that help clients practice their new, rational thoughts and behaviors

    HOW TO END THERAPY, ENCOURAGE AND FOSTER LONG-TERM RESULTS

    Learn, from a CBT perspective, how to recognize when a client is ready for therapy termination

    Learn how to foster long-term results

    THE ISSUE OF HOMEWORK

    Discover homework assignments that can provide clients with an ongoing therapeutic focus



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