Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies at Assumption College

The Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies hosts internationally recognized psychologists and psychiatrists during its annual clinical workshop series on cognitive therapy.

The goal of Institute workshops is to provide mental health professionals, Assumption College students, and the community at large with expert information about cognitive therapy and its efficacy in resolving problems in daily living. Intensive instruction is provided in clinical topics that enhance the professional skills of Mental Health Counselors and Social Workers. Three Continuing Education Units are (CEUs) are offered for professionals attending each event.

Friday, November 4, 2016, 12:30pm - 4:00pm 

"An Overview of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for Youth and their Caregivers: A Personal and Professional Narrative"

Presenter: Esther Deblinger, Ph.D. 

Esther Deblinger, Ph.D. is the co-founder and co-director of the Child Abuse Research Education and Service (CARES) Institute and a Professor of Psychiatry at Rowan Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey. She and her collaborators, Drs. Judith Cohen and Anthony Mannarino, developed and tested Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), a treatment program that to date has been evaluated in terms of its efficacy via 20 randomized controlled trials.  As a result, TF-CBT has evolved as the standard of care for children and families impacted by traumatic experiences. Dr. Deblinger has co-authored scientific publications and several widely acclaimed professional books on the treatment of childhood traumas as well as several children’s books.  Her work over the past 30 years has been recognized with awards from Woman’s Day magazine, the state of New Jersey’s Office of the Child Advocate, the New Jersey General Assembly and the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. 

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