Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents 2018-20, Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC, Friday, 19. October 2018

Training Institute 2018-2020
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
for Children andAdolescents
Participants registering by July 31st will receive a free 3-hr CE offered by Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a set of therapies that are practical and results-oriented, and designed to reduce symptoms and improve a person’s quality of life.   CBT therapies are evidence based and have been proven effective with a multitude of problem areas including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and anger management.  Literally hundreds of studies have been conducted that show the efficacy of CBT.  Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC has significant expertise in the provision and teaching of CBT.  For this reason, we are pleased to offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents. The curriculum will focus on the use of CBT specifically with children and adolescents, which can be a very engaging and collaborative process that helps young people to take responsibility for their own progress.  Children and teens are encouraged to recognize their own thought patterns, to notice when these patterns are helping and when they are hurting.  CBT emphasizes the connection between feelings, thoughts and behaviors, and teaches coping skills and strategies to address each.  CBT works best when treatment strategies are also practiced outside the therapy room and when developed in collaboration with children, teens, parents, and community professionals (teachers, coaches, etc.).  
Structure and Schedule:The Training Institute’s Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents will begin in October of 2018 and conclude in June of 2020.   There will be two components: didactic presentations and small group consultation sessions. The ten (10) didactic presentations will occur every other month, excluding the summer, over the course of the two years.  Each will be 3 hours and 15 minutes in length, allowing for 3 hours of instruction and a 15 minute break.  They will each start at 8:45 AM and finish at 12:00 PM.  DVD's of each seminar will be made available for participants who are unable to attend. Participants also have the option of participating via videoconference.  The schedule follows: 


Theoretical and Practical Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Dr. Mary Alvord


Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Childhood Anxiety Disorders

Dr. Bonnie Zucker


Application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Specific Childhood Anxiety Disorders 

Dr. Kelly O’Brien


Incorporating Others in the Treatment of Childhood Anxiety Disorders

Dr. Heather Loffredo


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder 

Dr. Veronica Raggi


Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Dr. Bonnie Zucker


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety and Panic

Dr. Colleen Cummings


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression

Dr. Mary Alvord


A Behavior Therapy Approach to the Treatment of Tic/BFRB Disorders

Dr. Jessica Samson


Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Dr. Andrea Chisolm

Small group consultation sessions will occur during the alternate months, in between the didactic presentations, and will be 90 minutes in length.  No meetings will be scheduled during the months of July and August.  Sessions will be offered at a variety of times, in order to accommodate a wide range of schedules.  Each group will be led by an experienced Alvord Baker & Associates therapist with expertise in CBT.  
Continuing Education / Certificates: Those, who register and participate for the entire course will receive a continuing education certificate for each didactic presentation and, depending on their licensure, may be able to earn credits as well for consultation groups.   Participants who  complete at least 75% of the institute training hours will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the two-year institute.  Didactic-only participants will earn continuing education credits, but will not earn a certificate of completion.
Live Web Conferencing:  While in-person attendance is preferred and encouraged for participants in the DC metro area, the program and consultation groups will be live-streamed for those who are not in the local area or are unable to attend in person.  These are live and allow for participation. As such, participation in the didactic seminars by live conferencing will qualify for continuing education credits. Additionally, DVD’s of each seminar will be made available for participants who are unable to attend.
Cost:  The cost of participation is $1950 for the entire course.  This fee covers attendance at all 10 didactic presentations (30 hours), plus 9 small group consultation sessions (13.5 hours) for a total of 43.5 hours.  Those, registered for the entire course, will receive a copy of  Resilience Builder Program for Children and Adolescents: Enhancing Social Competence and Self-Regulation as well as the audio CD, Relaxation and Self-Regulation for Children and Teens: Mastering the Mind-Body Connection. The cost for the Didactic-only participation (10 didactic presentations; 30 hours) is $1200. (Refreshments will be included for each didactic presentation.) 
Participants who register by July 31st will receive a free 3-hour continuing education seminar offered by Alvord, Baker & Associates between September 2018 -June 2019.
Payment Options: 

Pay in full by credit card or check. Checks should be made payable to Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC and mailed to Training Institute,, Alvord Baker & Associates, LLC, 3200 Tower Oaks Blvd., Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20852

Certificate Course (43.5 hrs.) Installment Payments by credit card (except for American Express) or by check: Installment #1: $650 registration deposit Installment #2: $325 by October 15, 2018 Installment #3: $325 by December 10, 2018 Installment #4: $325 by February 11, 2019 Installment #5: $325 by April 22, 2019
Didactic-Only (30 hrs.) Installment Payments by credit card (except for American Express) or by check: Installment #1: $600 registration deposit Installment #2: $600 by February 11, 2019
Who May Attend:  We invite licensed mental health professionals with at least 2 years of post-graduate experience to attend the Institute.  In order to participate in small group consultation, it is also expected that all participants are currently working in some professional capacity with children and/or adolescents.  
Location:  All didactic presentations and consultation groups will be offered at the Rockville office of Alvord Baker & Associates, LLC, located at 3200 Tower Oaks Boulevard, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20852.  
Contact:    If you would like additional information, please call our Continuing Education Coordinator, Dr. Keri Linas at (301)593-6554 x 58 or e-mail her at klnas@
Download informtion with registration form: PDF.
Continuing Education: 

Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC maintains responsibility for each program and its content. 

Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC is authorized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners as a sponsor of Continuing Education. A certificate for Category 1 credits will be awarded at the completion of each workshop


Refund Policy:
If Alvord,Baker & Associates, LLC  decides to cancel the class, all registrants will receive a full refund. Through September 19, 2018 registrants who need to cancel, for any reason, will receive a refund of 90% of their registration fee. Cancellation requests must be received no later than September 19th either by phone 301-593-6554 x40 or by email to: . Be sure to include your name, address and contact information as provided in your registration information. No refunds will be issued, for any reason, after September 19, 2018.
 Additional Information
301-593-6554 x57
Email:  Keri Linas

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents 2018-20

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