BETWEEN 58-75% OF YOUTH EXPERIENCE TRAUMA IN CHILDHOOD.
MORE THAN 18% OF CHILDREN HAD AN ADULT INJURE THEM DURING DISCIPLINE (FINKELHOR ET AL., 2013).
nEARLY 1/3 OF CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN PHYSICIALLY ABUSED ARE RE-REPORTED TO CHILD WELFARE SERVICES WITHIN 18 MONTHS (MARSHALL & eNGLISH, 1999)
This advanced 2-day training, led by AF-CBT National Trainer, Dr. Carole Swiecicki, Ph.D. is for therapists who are already fully trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This training builds upon trauma-focused techniques to equip clinicians with the skills and knowledge needed to deliver AF-CBT with youth, as well as caregivers that have engaged in inappropriate, harsh or coercive parenting behaviors.
This will be a live, virtual training with both didactic and experiential content (i.e., role plays, group discussions). The training program includes 12 months consultation (1 hour/month) and meets training standards for national certification in AF-CBT. The steps for national certification are listed at www.afcbt.org, one of which includes review of audiotaped AF-CBT sessions. Trainees may register for this training with or without the option for audio review.
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Carole Swiecicki, Ph.D.
Dr. Carole Swiecicki, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, owner at Harbor Maple Counseling and Psychological Services and Affiliate Assistant Professor in the MUSC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She also provides direction to Remolina Support Programs and consultation with her local Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC), and has been a Mental Health Director and Executive Director at CACs. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at St. Louis University, followed by a psychology internship at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. Her clinical work and research focuses on disseminating effective assessments and interventions for traumatized children, teens, and adults.
Dr. Swiecicki is a national trainer in both AF-CBT and TF-CBT and has obtained numerous federal grants aimed improving access to evidence-based trauma treatment. She is a former member of the board of directors at National Children’s Alliance, Child Advocacy Centers of Virginia and the South Carolina Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers.
This training is not one of those "put it on Zoom and walk away!" Participants will have role-plays in small breakout rooms and discussion through each of the 2 days.
Consultation calls are kept small (no more than 15 per group) and clinicians are expected to complete AF-CBT during the course of the training, presenting on cases during the calls. Therapists routinely rate these as one of the most helpful parts of the training program.
The trainer, Dr. Carole Swiecicki, is an approved trainer in AF-CBT and the training includes the live training content in AF-CBT, as well as the required 12 consultation calls.
The steps for national certification are listed at www.afcbt.org, one of which includes review of audiotaped AF-CBT sessions. Trainees may register for this training with or without the option for audio review. To qualify for national certification, registrants must submit audio sessions for review.
No. This training follows researched best practices in adult learning to impact practices, which includes live, interactive training. Even over Zoom, this training has breakouts and role plays. The days are kept to 5 training hours to limit “Zoom fatigue.”