Counseling Theory: Cognitive Behavior Therapy – Foundations
The aim of this course is to learn age-appropriate practical skills using CBT with youth in a school setting – specifically related to the interchange of emotions, behaviors, and cognitions. This experiential course is designed to provide a foundational understanding of CBT and how to implement the skills in an educational setting. Counselors will leave with new skills to target emotion regulation, behavioral management, and cognitive flexibility that can be used immediately in their school counseling program.
This training will involve and support content that includes, but is not limited to, the following:
B-PF 1. Apply developmental, learning, counseling and education theories:
c. Use established and emerging evidence-based counseling theories and techniques that are effective in a school setting to promote academic, career and social/emotional development, including but not limited to rational emotive behavior therapy, reality therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, Adlerian, solution-focused brief counseling, person-centered counseling and family systems
d. Use counseling theories and techniques in individual, small-group, classroom and large-group settings to promote academic, career and social/emotional development (ASCA Professional Standards & Competencies 2019)
This course is suitable for counselors new to international school counseling as well as for those who have years of experience and want to learn more about CBT. *To note for counselors in junior school settings. CBT is helpful for all ages, but it’s especially effective for kids 10 and up.
How might I apply Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to my current school setting/caseload?
What does a typical cognitive intervention look like?What students would benefit from these skills and how would I implement them via individual, group, or classroom?
Participants will know:
Participants will be able to:
About the Facilitator
Makia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Linden Global Learning. Who has a passion for working with families, youth, and young adults. Before earning a Master’s in Social Work, she was a teacher. She has 15 years of working in various settings, including hospitals, public and private schools, and community-based organizations. Makia draws upon her training in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Mindfulness when working with individuals and schools. Having lived overseas for almost nine years, she understands the nuances of living in another country, raising multicultural children, and creating a sense of belonging and community in a foreign country.
Dates and times of offerings
Cohort 1: January 10 and 17, 2023 @ 11:00pm GMT - 13:00pm GMT
Cohort 2: May 6 and May 13, 2023
Six (6) Hour Course
Time commitment between sessions
It is highly recommended that you practice the skills you will be utilizing, so a logical time commitment is 1-2 hours between sessions.
There will be recommended readings via Canvas.
American School Counselor Association (2016). ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors. Alexandria, VA: Author.