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CBT Express: Effective 15-Minute Techniques for Treating Children and Adolescents

About the Course:

This is a brief guide to employing specific cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to children and adolescents. The information is intended for clinicians experienced in case conceptualization using CBT modules. Suggested talking points are included, and reference materials for use in sessions are provided.

This course is based on the book, CBT Express: Effective 15-Minute Techniques for Treating Children and Adolescents created by Jessica M. McClure, PhD et al. in August of 2019.

Publication Date:

Aug 2019

Course Material Authors

Jessica M. McClure, PhD

Dr. McClure is the Clinical Director of the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She has presented, written articles and book chapters and provided training in CBT.

Robert D. Friedberg, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Friedberg is a full Professor and Head of the Child Emphasis Area at Palo Alto University. He has served as an Extramural Scholar at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and has coauthored multiple books on CBT.

Micaela A. Thordarson, PhD

Dr. Thordarson is the Program Supervisor of the adolescent intensive outpatient program at Children’s Hospital of Orange County in Orange, California and supervises the implementation of CBT across a variety of clinical contexts.

Course Creator

Barbara F. McMillan, LPC

Barbara McMillan, BA, MS, EdD, LPC has 35 years of experience as a therapist, clinical director, and administrator in mental health and substance abuse programs. She holds degrees in psychology and education, and has been a licensed professional counselor and supervising counselor for many years. After 18 years in various roles in private and public mental health settings, she became a full-time college psychology and sociology instructor.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Recognize and select appropriate CBT interventions for specific situations.

  2. Implement CBT effectively and efficiently in a variety of situations.

  3. Practice appropriate explanations and responses in a brief-therapy setting.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

11 CE Credit hours

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11 CE Credit hours

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9 CE Credit hours

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Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC)

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

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National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

11 CE Credit hours

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Course Number 102944
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