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CBITS Two-Day Training

  • Stanley Manne Research Institute 2430 North Halsted Street Chicago, IL, 60614 United States (map)

The Center for Childhood Resilience is hosting a two-day training on the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) on September 26th & 27th, 2018 from 8:30 AM -3:30 PM CDT both days.

CBITS is a school-based group and individual intervention designed to reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety, and to improve grades and attendance, build resilience, and increase peer and parental support in coping with traumatic experiences. CBITS is designed for use with students from 5th through 12th grade who have witnessed or experienced traumatic life events such as community and school violence, accidents and injuries, physical abuse and domestic violence, and natural and man-made disasters. CBITS utilizes cognitive-behavioral techniques such as psychoeducation, relaxation, social problem solving, cognitive restructuring, and exposure. It includes 10 group sessions, 1-3 individual sessions, 2 optional parent sessions, and a teacher educational session.

This two-day training will include interactive activities and role plays to practice core components of CBITS implementation. By the end of the training, participants will be prepared to implement CBITS in their setting. Opportunities for supported implementation will be available and discussed in further detail at the training. 

Recommended for: licensed school social workers, school psychologists, school counselors with clinical training, and community-based clinicians who deliver services in schools.

Date: Wednesday, September 26th & Thursday, September 27th
Time: 8:30 AM-3:30 PM CDT (check-in & coffee begin at 8 AM)
Parking: Street parking only. Plan accordingly
Cost: $225 includes two-day training, CBITS manual, training materials, coffee/light snacks. (Lunch is not provided. A handout with nearby lunch options will be provided at the training). 

Must attend both days of training.