Course Overview

This course was created and provided by the Virtual Center of Excellence (VCE), a former project of the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN). Content and format will be updated in the near future to address current accessibility standards. If you are unable to access the content in this section, please contact the imp support team for assistance.

This course provides an introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Children and Adolescents. Viewers will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of this evidence-based practice. This training counts for 2 hours of the 24 hours of annual training required by the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) for Children's Mental Health Professionals (CMHP). This would be appropriate for CMHP, QMHP.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (2.0), MCBAP-S (0.0), Mi-CEC (0.0), Nursing (0.0)

Topics Covered

Defining Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

This course has been designed to provide the participants with a working understanding of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy supported by examples of evidence-based, best practices for implementing CBT with children and adolescents. 

What are the Methods of Learning?

The course experts will cover the methods of learning within the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy framework. These methods of learning are specific to children and adolescents. 

How is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) used in treatment?

Participants of this course will develop a thorough understanding of implementing cognitive behavioral therapy as a treatment tool. Participants will understand how CBT fits into larger treatment plans. 

Additional Considerations

Strength-based practices can help overcome the defeatist attitude in children and adolescents. See the additional Infants & Children (IC) courses for learning more about this.

Course Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the framework of children and adolescents.
  • Understand the connections between behavior, thoughts, and feelings.
  • Understand the methods of learning and how those methods may differ based on your clients.
  • Understand how to use CBT in treatment.

What People Are Saying

I enjoyed the level of engagement and the pace at which information was presented. I was able to gauge my understanding in real time through the exercises within the module.

- Todd. B.