Effective, Brief Interventions for Treating Children and Adolescents

CBT represents an empirically supported front-line psychosocial intervention for pediatric behavioral health problems. Simply, it is a treatment that works and contains proven powerful change-makers. However, for CBT to work best, the change-makers must be faithfully embedded within a theoretically congenial framework and applied with clinical flexibility. Accordingly, this presentation focuses on ways to base brief interventions on case conceptualization and the flexible application of multiple techniques. The seminar begins with the introduction of a simple rubric for case formulation and then a modular approach to CBT is explained. Recommendations for brief assessment measures to design and track progress are made. Additionally, psychoeducational, behavioral, cognitive, and exposure-based procedures are described and demonstrated.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Apply a parsimonious case formulation rubric
  2. Identify multiple metrics for measurement-based care
  3. Select multiple cognitive and behavioral intervention for use in clinical practice
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Instructional Level


Licensed mental health professionals employed through Kaiser Permanente and psychological assistants performing under supervision of a licensed psychologist.

This CE program is free to Kaiser Permanente employees.

Instructional Methodology

On-line Presentation

Continuing Education Information

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Program is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Program maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Refund and Attendance Policy

All programs offered on KP Learn for CE credit through the KP Northern California Mental Health Training website are free of charge to Kaiser Permanente Staff and trainees. Once a course is selected in the KP NCAL MH Training Website, the registration process begins, and it will appear in the individuals KP Learn profile for completion within 90 days.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Those who attend the program in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Please note that credit will only be granted to those who attend the entire program. An attestation of attendance will be given once the individual has completed viewing the program, which will then initiate the final steps of completing the evaluation forms to receive a certificate of completion.