“The continued uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic is causing rates of trauma to skyrocket, leading to an increased need for professionals well equipped in evidence-based trauma treatments,” stated Dr. Lata K. McGinn, co-founder of Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (PRWEB)
September 14, 2020
The continued uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic is causing rates of trauma to skyrocket, leading to an increased need for professionals well equipped in evidence-based trauma treatments. In response, Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants (CBC) will be launching a Trauma Training Series http://bit.ly/cbctrauma in collaboration with Dr. Elissa Brown of St. John’s University. The series will be conducted in two parts. An adult-focused training led by CBC co-founder Dr. Lata K. McGinn and Dr. Lauren Bonavitacola, licensed clinical psychologist and the Director of the Trauma-Focused Treatment Programs at CBC, will be a three-day workshop on October 12, 13, 14. A child/adolescent focused training workshop led by Dr. Elissa Brown will be held in the Spring of 2021.
The first workshop on cognitive behavioral therapy for adults with PTSD is designed for mental health professionals interested in pursuing specialized training to deepen their understanding of CBT approaches for treating trauma and PTSD symptoms, primarily Prolonged Exposure (PE). PE is considered a “gold standard” treatment for PTSD as recommended by the National Center for PTSD, the American Psychological Association (APA), and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). Participants will receive 18 Continuing Education Credit Hours for New York Social Workers and all Psychologists, which is the required number of hours of training necessary to apply to become a Certified Diplomate through the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (A-CBT).
The price is $950 for the three-day training and participants have the option to get individual case consultation (capped at five people) for $250 per session ($6,000 for 24 sessions). This includes a 30-minute meeting and 45-minute case review, necessary for PE certification. PE certification requires the completion of two cases in consultation with a certified PE consultant, including session review. For more information, please contact Dr. Bonavitacola at email@example.com.
The second workshop, conducted by Dr. Elissa Brown, Professor of Psychology at St. John’s University, will focus on treating children and adolescents with PTSD through Trauma-Focused CBT. This training will be offered as three, half-day virtual training days starting in Spring 2021 and will include group consultations towards certification in TF-CBT.
Find additional information or to register please visit the Trauma Training Event Page on our website by http://bit.ly/cbctrauma . For questions, please email Dr. Bonavitacola at firstname.lastname@example.org. This required text of the training is this book: Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD
About Cognitive Behavioral Consultants
CBC is an evidenced-based clinical and training center comprised of a group of internationally recognized mental health professionals who have pioneered and are experienced in delivering cutting edge treatments to adults, adolescents, and children to live more fulfilled lives. Founded in 2004 by Drs. Lata K. McGinn and Alec L. Miller, leaders in the fields of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, the CBC team provides a large array of Clinical and Wellness services to the public and builds on this methodology to provide Custom Designed Programs for schools, agencies, businesses, and continuing education credits for professionals in the field of psychology. Explore our website to learn more http://www.cbc-psychology.com
Co-Founder Lata K. McGinn, Ph.D the co-founder of Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants (CBC), an evidence-based clinical and training center in New York. She is also a tenured Professor of Psychology and Director of the Clinical Program and CBT training program at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. She specializes in the prevention and treatment of trauma, stress, anxiety, OCD, depression, and related disorders. Her extensive publications span peer-reviewed journal articles, chapters, and her co-authored books, “Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder” and “Treatment Plans and Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders.” In recognition of her achievements in the field of CBT, Dr. McGinn has earned the title of Beck Scholar and was appointed a Fellow of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapies (ABCT). She was awarded a certificate of appreciation by ABCT in recognition of her professional contributions to disseminating trauma prevention interventions on a Trauma Taskforce following September 11, 2001 and has just won the Outstanding Service to ABCT award in 2020. Dr. McGinn is a founding fellow and certified trainer of the Academy of CBT, is the associate editor of the peer-reviewed journal Cognitive Therapy and Research and serves on the editorial board of several other peer-reviewed journals. In 2019, Dr. McGinn spearheaded a global initiative to found the World Confederation of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (WCCBT) and currently serves on its Board of Directors. She is also the Past-President of the Academy of CBT (A-CBT) and the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP) and has also served on ABCT’s Board of Directors and continues today as the chair of ABCT’s International Associates Committee.
Dr. Lauren Bonavitacola is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Director of the Trauma-Focused Treatment Programs at CBC where she supervises the trauma team in adherently applying evidence-based treatments for PTSD. She has extensive training and experience treating trauma and PTSD utilizing Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and DBT-PE. Dr. Bonavitacola is a certified Prolonged Exposure therapist and consultant, having received her PE certification from the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at UPenn under the direction of Dr. Edna Foa and her consultant certification from Emory University’s PE Consultant Training Program under the direction of Drs. Barbara Rothbaum and Sheila Rauch. Dr. Bonavitacola has experience treating PTSD and disseminating its treatment across many domains and settings including with Veterans in the VA, in academic medical centers, community mental health clinics, schools, and private practices.
Dr. Elissa Brown is a Professor of Psychology and Executive Director of the Child HELP (Heal, Empower, Learn, Prevent) Partnership at St. John’s University. Her primary clinical and research interests include the prevention and treatment of child trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder. She has participated in research on the assessment and treatment of sexual assault, child physical abuse, and bereavement related to traumatic circumstances (such as September 11th, 2001). Dr. Brown has received funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, New York State Office of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Justice, and Private Foundations to evaluate treatments for traumatized children and adolescents, many of whom are from culturally diverse and economically disadvantaged populations. She is the Director of a Category III affiliate site of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, housed at Child HELP Partnership. She is co-developer of Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, a treatment for family conflict and physical abuse and a certified trainer of Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, a treatment for traumatized youth and their non-offending caregivers. Dr. Brown is a member of several national and international organizations dedicated to improving mental health services for traumatized children and has served on the Board of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.
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