Definition: AF-CBT represents an approach to working with physically abused children and their offending caregivers that incorporates therapeutic principles/procedures from several areas, included learning/behavioral theory, family-systems, cognitive therapy, and developmental victimology. Modalities of treatment have included parallel individual and family sessions.

Focus: Physical abuse or exposure to harsh/excessive punishment/discipline. Emotional abuse/verbal aggression, physical aggression or family conflict/coercion.

Intended Client Ages: Children ages 5-17, along with a caregiver (offending or non-offending)

Length Of Treatment: 12-24 sessions over 3-6 months

Therapist Training:

  • PLMHP, PCMSW, LMHP, LIMHP, LCSW, Psych, etc
  • Complete pre-training online assessment
  • Participate in all scheduled trainings
  • Participate in 75% of consultation calls, presenting on 2 cases during consultation and also submit audio files for 2 cases
  • Complete post-training online assessment (80% or higher)
  • Complete 2 AF-CBT cases and submit case completion verification forms
  • Developer time frame for trainings and consultation calls is 1 year. Test and case completion are after 1 year.
  • 5 year renewal period

Summary: AF-CBT represents an approach to working with physically abused children and their offending caregivers that incorporates therapeutic principles/procedures from several areas, included learning/behavioral theory, family-systems, cognitive therapy, and developmental victimology.

Definition: Short-term, crisis-oriented intervention for trauma, including single event or chronic, multiple, and complex trauma exposure. CFTSI aims to reduce traumatic stress symptoms and prevent chronic PTSD, improve screening and initial assessment of children impacted by traumatic stress, and assess longer-term treatment needs. CFTSI provides a seamless introduction to longer-term treatment and other mental health interventions.

Focus: For children immediately after exposure to a traumatic event or disclosure of physical or sexual abuse.

Intended Client Ages: Ages 7-18, along with a parent/caregiver

Length Of Treatment: 4-6 sessions

Therapist Training:

  • Possibly provisional, LMHP, LIMHP, LCSW, Psych, etc.
  • Attend the 2-day basic CF-TSI training conducted by a master trainer
  • Attend and actively participate in a minimum of 9 out of 12 follow-up consultation calls
  • Complete a minimum of 3 CF-TSI cases during the time frame of the follow-up consultation calls (approximately 6-7 months)

Summary: Short-term, crisis-oriented intervention for trauma, including single event or chronic, multiple, and complex trauma exposure.

Definition: An intervention for children and their parents who have experienced at least one form of trauma, and presenting with attachment problems or difficult behaviors as a result. The goal of this model is to strengthen the parent-child relationship, so that the child’s sense of safety and attachment can be repaired. Over the course of treatment, caregiver and child are guided to create a joint narrative of the psychological traumatic event and identify and address traumatic triggers that generate dysregulated behaviors and affect.

Focus: Impact of trauma on parent-child relationship; domestic violence, maltreatment.

Intended Client Ages: Ages 0-6, along with parent/caregiver

Length Of Treatment: Average of 50 sessions

Therapist Training:

  • LMHP, LIMHP, LCSW, Psych, etc. (no provisional)
  • Complete a 2 day workshop of standard CPP training
  • Case completion on a minimum of 2 cases (1 year) and remain in at least twice a month contact for 1.5 years
  • Complete 2 one-day CPP CEU workshops/booster sessions within 2 years

The Nebraska Resource Project for Vulnerable Young Children (NRPVYC) is a major partner in expanding Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) in Nebraska. NRPVYC’s website provides helpful resources as well as information for anyone interested in the process to become a CPP Provider. http://www.nebraskababies.com/child-parent-psychotherapy-cpp

Interested in becoming a CPP Provider: http://www.nebraskababies.com/process-become-cpp-provider

Summary: An intervention for children and their parents who have experienced at least one form of trauma, and presenting with attachment problems or difficult behaviors as a result.

Definition: CBITS is a skills-based, child group intervention that is aimed at relieving symptoms of PTSD, depression, and general anxiety among children exposed to multiple forms of trauma. Cognitive-behavioral techniques are used (psychoeducation, relaxation, social problem-solving, cognitive restructuring, and exposure).

Focus: School-aged children who have been exposed to violence or other forms of trauma

Intended Client Ages: Ages 9-18

Length Of Treatment: 10 weeks (10 groups sessions, 1-3 individual sessions, 2 parent psychoeducational sessions, 1 teacher educational session)

Therapist Training