Events Calendar

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Confronting Family and Community Violence

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - Saturday, May 3, 2014
Washington DC
Sponsoring Agency: 
American Psychological Association

This 3-day APA/ABA continuing education national conference will address the broad range of issues related to violence in and around the home, community, and society. 

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed as Keynote Speaker

  • Appropriate for psychologists, attorneys, judges, legal scholars, behavioral and social science scholars, social workers, and other professionals in legal, mental health,  social service, and education fields 
  • Nearly 40 plenary and invited sessions addressing prevention and intervention
  • Focus on violence across individual, family, community, and society contexts
  • Continuing education credits available
  • Networking session to close out the conference

Conference Objectives:

1.  Provide professional education and training on the issue of family and community violence.

2.  Share information and explore coordinatied approaches too addressing family and community violence.

3.  Strengthen undestanding of practive principles, guidelines, and standards for addressing family and community violence across the fields.

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May 1-3, 2014

Washington Marriott Wardman Park,

Washington, DC

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National Council for Behavioral Health Conference '14

Monday, May 5, 2014 - Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Washington, D.C.
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Council for Behavioral Health

The Early Bird Program for the 2014 National Council Conference is available for download. It contains an early preview of some of what you can expect in Washington, D.C., May 5-7, 2014 — including the growing lineup of exceptional speakers, cutting-edge sessions, preconference universities, and other special events.

The National Council Conference is a healthcare conference attended by executives, board members, and staff from the nation's community mental health and substance abuse organizations.

PCIT Advanced Training

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - Friday, May 9, 2014
Oklahoma City
Sponsoring Agency: 
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, FIRST Program

The Advanced Training in PCIT workshop includes:

  • Practice and feedback on CDI and PDI skills
  • Practice with the most recent DPICS coding system
  • Case discussion and tape review
  • Review of later stages of PCIT treatment
  • Overview of recent PCIT research
  • Adaptations of PCIT for special populations

Cost: $1,200

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TF-CBT Training

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - Friday, May 9, 2014
Oklahoma City OK
Sponsoring Agency: 
Open Menu PA - Allegheny General Hospital-Singer Research Institute

TF-CBT -Trauma Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Esther Deblinger

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Dr. Eliana Gil: Trauma Focused Integrative Play Therapy: Creative Interventions for Children and Their Families

Friday, May 9, 2014
Hartford, CT
Sponsoring Agency: 
Village for Families and Children, Inc.

Presenter: Dr. Eliana Gil
Location: Institute of Living, 200 Retreat Ave., Hartford—(In the Hartford Room, on the 2nd floor in the Commons Bldg.)

Description: This workshop will present a treatment model based on Judith Herman's three phases of treatment that incorporates and integrates trauma-focused and evidence-based practices in order to assess and treat children with complex trauma.  Specific attention will be paid to:

  • Children's resiliency, their primary method of communication and self-expression
  • Children’s innate ability to strive for mastery opportunities 
  • Children's ability to use post-traumatic play to expose themselves and manage difficult events and situations
  • How this new knowledge can inform practical applications. 

RSVP by May 7th, 2014 at

Approved for 6.25 CECs from NASW/CT

Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT)

Monday, May 19, 2014 - Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Pittsburgh, PA
Sponsoring Agency: 
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic’s Child Disorders unit

3-Days of Training, May 19th-21st, 2014   
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM   
12 case consultation sessions over the course of one year. Consultations will be conducted via phone or video conference at a time scheduled during the onsite training.

This announcement is to introduce the opportunity for an intensive training and a year-long clinical collaboration utilizing Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT). This training is specifically designed for mental health practitioners currently providing treatment with families (caregivers and children) who are at risk for high conflict, coercion and/or physical discipline. In order to best implement AF-CBT, we also recommend supervisors and agency administrators consider attending in order to support the use of AF-CBT in their organizations.

AF-CBT is an evidence based, family-centered treatment designed to address family conflict, coercion and hostility, emotional abuse, and child physical abuse. AF-CBT teaches individual and family skills to strengthen family relationships and safety routines using coordinated and structured training methods. The goals of AF-CBT are to help family members improve their communication and problem-solving skills, help parents learn skills to effectively support and discipline their children, and help children manage difficult emotions and respond more positively to challenges.

These training methods seek to help family members improve their communication and problem solving skills, help parents to effectively support and discipline their children, and help children manage difficult emotions and respond more competently to interpersonal challenges.

Training materials, including a session guide and handouts are included for those who participate in training. More information about AF-CBT can be found at

Training will be presented by Barbara Baumann, PhD. The trainer is a member of University of Pittsburgh Faculty and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).


This training is an intensive experience including three days of on-site training, a mid-year advanced training webinar, and one year of case consultation. Trainees are required to have a master’s degree in relevant field and professional license. Trainees must work with, or supervise those who work with, children and adolescents and their caregivers.

To register for this training program, go to, or call (412) 246-5888.  Registration will open on December 10th, 2012 for a limited number of attendees.