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Digital Seminar

3-Day Intensive Training: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Children & Adolescents

David M. Pratt, PhD, MSW
18 Hours 20 Minutes
Audio and Video
Jan 16, 2019
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In this breakthrough Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Course recording, develop core competencies and transform your skills to achieve better therapeutic outcomes, even with your most challenging children or adolescents!

You will be able to utilize concrete strategies that will provide greater healing for your clients who suffer from:

  • ODD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • OCD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Substance abuse
  • Suicidality
  • And many other challenging conditions!

You’ll get effective clinical techniques from David M. Pratt, PhD, MSW, a leading expert in the field of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He will teach you how to master the art of applying CBT to a variety of clinical conditions with children and adolescents. In this revolutionary experience as he reveals the latest advances in CBT to get the skills you need to succeed!

Through case studies, interactive discussions, role-plays, and reproducible handouts, you will take away practical CBT strategies to use immediately with any client.


- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 19 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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David M. Pratt, PhD, MSW, is a New York State Licensed Psychologist with 40+ years’ experience working with children, adolescents and families. Dr. Pratt is in private practice at the Western New York Psychotherapy Services in Amherst, NY. He is presently on faculty with the University at Buffalo, School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education and a member of New York State, Office of Mental Health Advisory Board on Evidence-Based Treatments for Youth. He was the Principal Psychologist at the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University at Buffalo and Adjunct Professor/Lecturer, University at Buffalo Counseling, School and Educational Psychology department. Dr. Pratt has conducted numerous trainings in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at local, state, national and international forums. He is the author of CBT Toolkit for Depressed, Anxious and Suicidal Children and Adolescents (PESI Publishing, Inc., 2019) and Advanced CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents: Promoting Resilience, Positive Emotions and Personal Growth (in press, PESI, Publishing, Inc.).

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. David Pratt maintains a private practice. He has an employment relationship with the University at Buffalo. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. David Pratt serves on the advisory board for the New York State Office of Mental Health.


  1. Integrate CBT theory into practical interventions with children and adolescents.
  2. Apply evidence-based CBT treatments to a variety of child and adolescent diagnostic conditions.
  3. Integrate “First and Second Wave” CBT skills with more recent “Third Wave” (mindfulness) advances with youth.
  4. Develop a CBT-oriented case conceptualization and understand how to effectively collaborate with youth and parents toward targeted, mutually defined treatment goals.
  5. Employ effective methods to motivate your most reluctant adolescent clients to engage in their treatment.
  6. Construct interventions consisting of both practical skill building worksheets and structured therapeutic activities to clarify and teach complex CBT skills for a variety of child and adolescent disorders.
  7. Utilize CBT psychoeducation to elicit “buy in” from reluctant clients.
  8. Employ fundamental and advanced evidence-based CBT skills to help your young clients manage depression, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm behaviors.
  9. Apply both “Socratic Questioning” and “Thought Detective” to help young people examine and modify their “Stinking Thinking.”
  10. Develop a mastery of recent advances in the neuro-science of trauma and how to re-train the traumatized brain.
  11. Develop skills to implement trauma narratives with youth clients to resolve multiple types of trauma.
  12. Employ exposure therapy techniques including imagino and in-vivo exposure to resolve obsessive-compulsive rituals.
  13. Develop 25 positive parenting skills to modify oppositional-defiant behavior.
  14. Utilize evidence-based interventions for ADHD including “Executive Functioning” skills, “School-Home Report Cards.”
  15. Determine differential diagnosis methods to identify Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and master CBT interventions for mania.
  16. Apply evidenced-based screening, motivational enhancement, level of care determination, and treatment methods for youth with substance use disorder and dual diagnoses.
  17. Distinguish adolescent sleep patterns in session and evidence-based CBT interventions for youth sleep disorders.
  18. Apply CBT skills to your most challenging cases through respectful, sensitive clinical discussions and structured clinical skill enhancement activities.


Master the Core Skills and Competencies of CBT

  • Theoretical Foundations
    • 1st Wave and Behavioral Therapy
    • 2nd Wave CBT Interventions
    • Recent 3rd Wave Advances (Mindfulness)
  • Essential Elements of CBT with Youth
    • CBT Psycho-Education with Youth & Parents
    • Transparency & Collaboration
    • Structure of the CBT Therapy Session
    • Socratic Questioning & Guided Discovery
    • Managing CBT Homework
    • Integrating 3rd Wave Advances
  • Therapeutic Alliance with Youth
    • Case Conceptualization & Treatment Planning
    • Confidentiality & Parent Involvement
    • Developing “SMART” Goals
    • Motivational Counseling with Youth

CBT for Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ODD, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder and Insomnia

  • CBT for Youth Depression
    • The CBT Model of Depression
    • Developmental Manifestations of Youth Depression
    • Psycho-Education for Depression & CBT
    • Mindfulness Practices for Youth Depression
    • Mood Monitoring
    • Behavioural Activation
    • Cognitive Processing: Identify “Stinking Thinking”
    • Cognitive Restructuring: Be a “Thought Detective”
    • Problem Solving Skills
    • Assertiveness Skills
  • CBT for Anxious Youth
    • CBT Model of Anxiety
    • Anxiety Psycho-Education
    • Mindfulness Practices for Youth Anxiety
    • Cognitive Restructuring: Catastrophic Thinking & Low Self-Efficacy
    • Social Skills Training
    • Gradual Exposure Therapy: Imagino & Invivo Exposure
    • CBT for Social Phobia
    • CBT for Separation Anxiety & Night Fears
    • CBT for Panic & Worry
    • CBT for Perfectionism
  • CBT for PTSD
    • Neuro-Science of Trauma
    • UCLA PTSD Reaction Index for DSM-5®
    • CBT Model of PTSD
    • Trauma-Focused CBT
    • PTSD Psycho-Education
    • Mindfulness Practices for PTSD
    • Affective Awareness & Modulation
    • Cognitive Coping
    • Writing a Trauma Narrative
    • In-Vivo Mastery of Trauma Reminders
    • Conjoint Child-Parent Sessions
  • CBT for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    • CBT Model of OCD
    • Psycho-Education for OCD
    • Declaring war on OCD
    • Parent & Family Involvement
    • OCD Hierarchy
    • OCD Mapping
    • Cognitive Processing & Restructuring
    • Gradual Exposure & Response Prevention
    • Relapse Prevention & Booster Sessions
    • Psycho-Tropic Medication for OCD
  • CBT for Oppositional-Defiant Disorder
    • Evidenced-Based Treatments for ODD
    • How to Counter Scapegoating
    • 25 Positive Parenting Skills for ODD
    • Conflict De-Escalation Skills
    • Family Behavioral Contracts
    • Enhancing Family Communication
    • Family Problem Solving
    • Home-School Report Cards
  • CBT for ADHD
    • ADHD Evaluation
    • Parent Management Training
    • Home-School Report Cards
    • Teaching Executive Functioning Skills
  • Pediatric Bipolar Disorder & Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
    • Rapid Cycling & Diagnosis
    • Child Mania Rating Scale & Assessment Tools
    • Medications
    • Cognitive Model of Bipolar Disorder
    • Identifying Mood Symptoms: Keeping a Mood Chart
    • Managing Mania Symptoms
    • Social Rhythm Therapy
    • Parent Counseling & Involvement
    • Crisis Management
    • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
  • Adolescent Sleep Disorders & Insomnia Special Applications for CBT
    • Adolescent Sleep Patterns
    • Two Process Model of Sleep
    • Behavioural Model of Insomnia
    • 5 Factor Cognitive Model of Insomnia
    • Developing & Utilizing a Sleep Diary
    • Sleep Efficiency
    • Stimulus Control Training
    • Improving Sleep Hygiene
    • Cognitive Interventions for Worry
    • Identifying and Altering Sleep Safety Behaviors
  • Suicide Assessment & Prevention
    • The CBT Model of Suicide
    • Youth Suicide Prevalence
    • Suicide Risk Factors
    • Suicide Protective Factors
    • Assessment: Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale
    • Recent Advances in Safety Planning
    • Behavioral Chain Analysis
    • Reasons for Living
    • Hope Box
    • Distress Tolerance Skills
  • CBT for Co-occurring Substance Use Disorders
    • CBT Model for Substance Use Disorders
    • Neuro-Biology of SUD
    • Developmental Model of SUD
    • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
    • Developing Treatment Goals
    • Level of Care Determination
    • Functional Family Therapy for SUDs
    • Dual Disorders Treatment
  • Parent Involvement
    • Confidentiality
    • Evaluation & Treatment Planning
    • Check-In & Check-Out
    • Parent Psycho-Education
    • CBT Homework

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • School Guidance Counselors
  • School Psychologists
  • School Social Workers
  • Educators
  • Mental Health Professionals Who Work with Children

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