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Fundamentals of Child and Adolescent Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (October 2024)

Event Date(s): Oct 7, 2024 - 12:00am to Nov 19, 2024 - 12:59amAvailable Credits: 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 10.00 Nursing Contact Hours 10.00 Social Workers 10.00 Participation 10.00 Psychologists CE Credit Register For This Course

Course Details

Registration Deadline: October 21, 2024

This course will review the theoretical basis and practical applications of evidence-based psychotherapies for children and adolescents.  It will focus on well-established therapeutic skills for children with mild-to-moderate mental health needs and their families. The course will review case conceptualization and the application of cognitive-behavioral skills including relaxation and mindfulness skills to reduce physiologic arousal, cognitive strategies to address unhelpful thought processes and enhance coping and resilience, and behavioral skills to reduce maladaptive avoidance, increase engagement in pleasant and meaningful activities, and enhance positive parenting practices.  The presenter will review strategies to enhance child and family engagement and address common challenges when conducing therapy with youth.  The course will incorporate didactic training with role plays to illustrate key concepts, and regular live question and answer sessions with faculty to facilitate application of therapy skills in a culturally informed manner.

Course materials are available beginning October 7, 2024 and all course work must be completed by November 18, 2024.


Registration Deadline: October 21, 2024

Physicians and Doctoral-level Professionals: $445.00
Other Professionals: $345.00

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be issued for cancellation requests made during the first week of the course, but an administrative fee of $25.00 will be deducted from your refund.  Cancellation requests made during the second week will receive a credit toward a future offering of the same course.  No refunds or credits will be granted after October 21, 2024..


Q&A Schedule

Week Start Date

Date of Q&A

Time of Q&A

      Faculty Name

Week 1: 10/7/2024

TBD2:00-2:30PM EDTAude Henin, PhD

Week 2: 10/14/2024

TBD2:00-2:30PM EDTDina Hirshfeld-Becker, PhD

Week 3: 10/21/2024

TBD2:00-2:30PM EDTDina Hirshfeld-Becker, PhD

Week 4: 10/28/2024 

TBD2:00-2:30PM EDTAude Henin, PhD

Course Summary

Available Credits:10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 10.00 Nursing Contact Hours 10.00 Social Workers 10.00 Participation 10.00 Psychologists CE Credit
Course Topic:Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child & Family
Course Format:Online CBT Course
Target Audience:

The course is designed for primary care physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists , social workers and other providers in the US and internationally who are providing behavioral health care to children and adolescents with anxiety, OCD, mood, and other common psychological problems.

Event Starts: Oct 7, 2024 - 12:00am
Event Ends: Nov 19, 2024 - 12:59am
Cost: $445.00

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how to develop an individualized treatment plan based on conceptualization of the presenting case
  • Describe how to conduct a thorough assessment of the child and family
  • Describe how to collaborate with the youth and family to define goals for intervention
  • Explain how to use psychoeducation strategies with children and families
  • Explain how to use relaxation and mindfulness techniques with youth to reduce physical symptoms of stress and anxiety
  • Explain how to use cognitive strategies with youth to help them recognize and challenge unhelpful, negative thinking patterns
  • Describe out to use behavioral activation strategies to address depression in youth. 
  • Describe how to develop progressive hierarchies of exposure to address anxiety disorders or OCD. 
  • Explain how to use relapse prevention strategies to maintain progress with pediatric patients
  • Describe and address common challenges in implement CBT with youth

We have a dedicated staff member who is available by phone 5 days per week between 8 am and 5 pm by calling 866-644-7792 or email at mghcme@mgh.harvard.edu. All inquiries will be dealt with in a timely  (within one business day) and professional manner. Requests for credits or refunds will be reviewed by the Director of the Division of Professional and Public Education, Massachusetts General Hospital. Please refer to our cancellation policy for additional information.”