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This training is an introduction to cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). It will provide insight into CBT skills and competencies and why they are so helpful in supporting children and teenagers with their thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Research suggests that CBT with children is very effective for helping with emotional issues and encourages self-esteem, resilience and well-being. NICE guidelines and the Department of Health and Education suggest that while CBT is an important evidence-based intervention, there is currently a lack of CBT training courses for professionals working with children.
This training will offer professionals working with children, young people and families a foundation of theoretical understanding of what CBT is, and guidance on how to further their knowledge and clinical skills through signposting to specific CBT courses, depending on participants areas of interest.
Dr Carlotta Raby is founder of Action for Child Trauma International (ACTI) (formerly known as Luna Children’s Charity) and originator of the Children’s Accelerated Trauma Technique (CATT). ACTI offers under-resourced organisations around the world, that are working with children and young people affected by war, conflict or natural disaster, access to the CATT training on a humanitarian basis. Carlotta is also Founding Director of Trauma Psychology UK, an organisation which provides specialist training and consultation globally to practitioners and organisations working with individuals affected by psychological trauma. Carlotta is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist. Carlotta has additionally undertaken further training in international human rights law, and worked with various mental health charities in the UK as a participation and children’s rights consultant. Carlotta’s research has focussed on ‘human wrongs’, and in particular; serious group violence. Her most recent research involved an international systematic review of risks for male street gang affiliation, and the development of a screening measure for children and young people at risk of later gang affiliation (with the aim of providing targeted early intervention and prevention). Carlotta currently works for the NHS in a Tier 4 CAMHS inpatient setting, delivers training for Trauma Psychology UK, and acts as an Expert Witness for the Family Court. the Family Court.