The Center for Safe Schools is pleased to host a Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS). This training is intended for school psychologists, school social workers, SAP mental health liaisons, and community mental health partners (psychologist or psychiatrist). Our trainer, Dr. Sharon Stephan is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
CBITS is a skill-based, group intervention that is aimed at relieving symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, and general anxiety among children exposed to trauma. Children are provided with normalizing education about common reactions to stress and trauma and learn skills such as relaxation, how to challenge and replace upsetting thoughts, and social problem solving. Children also work on processing traumatic memories and grief in both individual and group settings. The program consists of ten, 1 hour group sessions (6-8 children) usually conducted once a week in a school or mental health clinic setting.
The dates of the training are Tuesday, April 28, 2015 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) and Wednesday April 29, 2015 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm). The training will be held at the Center for Safe Schools/Center for Schools and Communities in Camp Hill, PA.
Register on the Safe Schools website under the professional development tab.