Category: Child / Adolescent - School-Related Issues
Keywords: Implementation | Child | School
Presentation Type: Mini Workshop
Level of Familiarity: Basic to Moderate
Despite the development of empirically based practices (EBPs) for behavioral health conditions in children and adolescents, fewer than 20% of youth in need of these services actually receive appropriate intervention strategies. Delivery of EBPs in schools can increases students' access to these services, but acquiring sufficient training in multiple protocols may tax school clinicians' resources. Brief individual sessions, group therapy, and integration into classrooms are also hallmarks of school services but are underrepresented in EBPs. Finally, implementation strategies to engage staff in learning, using, and sustaining these practices are essential but often overlooked.
This workshop will present a cognitive behavioral approach developed in the context of a large-scale implementation program in an urban behavioral health system, which has now been successfully integrated into school-based services across the country. Participants will learn specific step-by-step strategies for engaging school staff in the implementation of CBT, developing a CBT treatment plan that integrates individual, group, and classroom-level interventions for the diverse behavioral health conditions that may manifest in students, and strategies to sustain CBT post-implementation. This content will be taught through didactics, experiential exercises, and discussion of clips of community therapists integrating CBT into school settings. Audience participation, paired practice, and discussion will be encouraged to enhance learning.
Recommended Reading: Creed, T.A., Frankel, S.A., German, R., Green, K.L., Jager-Hyman, S., Pontoski, K., . . . Beck. A.T. (2016). Implementation of transdiagnostic cognitive therapy in diverse community settings: The Beck Community Initiative. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000105
Creed, T., Reisweber, J., & Beck, A.T. (2011). Cognitive therapy for adolescents in school settings. New York: Guilford .
Creed, T.A., Wiltsey-Stirman, S., Evans, A.C., & Beck, A.T. (2014). A model for implementation of cognitive therapy in community mental health: The Beck Initiative. the Behavior Therapist, 37, 56-64.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Saturday, November 18
1:45 PM – 3:15 PM
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