CBT for Kids and Families

Friday, January 21, 2022, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM-$199 including CEUs
CBT for Kids and Families
Fran Kuehn, LICSW

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most validated form of psychotherapy around the world. Recent adaptations have sought to make CBT applicable to and inclusive of kids and families of all backgrounds. This powerful model has the potential to address dysfunctional patterns of interaction between kids, kids and families, and the community institutions that kids and families interact with the most.
In this workshop, participants will be engaging in exercises, role plays and activities that will demonstrate how to apply the principles of CBT to a wide variety of situations involving kids and families. Particular attention will be paid to attachment theory, developmental trauma and post-traumatic growth, with CBT and other therapeutic interventions highlighted as powerful drivers of change.

Following this training the participants will understand:

  • Fundamentals of CBT
  • How to use Cognitive Conceptualizations to frame understanding of a variety of problems
  • Using Conceptualization to identify treatment approaches
  • Implementing and monitoring impact of treatment
  • The impact of developmental trauma on attachment and how to work towards post traumatic growth


Fran Kuehn, LICSW earned his MSW and M.Ed. from Boston University in 2001 and has spent 18 years as a School Social Worker at Brookline High School before accepting a position on the faculty of the School of Social Work at Salem State University. Fran has designed and implemented school and classroom SEL curricula and has led teams implementing whole-school climate and culture change to support SEL skills for Students and Educators. Fran is a Diplomate in the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and has a therapy practice in Newton, MA. Fran presents on a wide variety of topics regarding schools and mental health.

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