Challenging Cognitive Distortions in School-Age Children

Cognitive-behavioral interventions (CBI) can be a viable approach to remediate behavioral deficits and excesses by providing clients with the tools necessary to control their own behavior. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a highly structured and goal-directed form of treatment that has been shown to provide effective symptom relief for a wide range of mood, anxiety, and behavioral disorders. CBIs involve teaching the use of inner speech ("self-talk") to modify underlying cognitions that affect overt behavior. This workshop will provide a brief overview of cognitive behavioral therapy and provide specific interventions to teach clients to control their thoughts and behaviors through the use of a coping template. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the basic components of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies and will be able to identify and utilize CBI for school-age children.

This workshop does not have any offerings for this semester.