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Modular CBT for Children & Adolescents with Depression

  • 19 May 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • The University of San Diego - Mother Rosalie Hill Hall 5998 Alcala Park The Sala San Diego, CA 92110

DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION FOR SD-CAMFT MEMBERS $15 off registration and $20 off registration including purchase of book.

Modular CBT for Children and Families:

Offering High Quality Individualized Therapy in the Real World


While there is substantial evidence for the effective treatment of depression with CBT, researchers have demonstrated a high unmet need and poorer outcomes for children and adolescents in community-based settings. In recent years, there has been increasing research support for a more flexible modular approach to treatment to address the limitations of standard CBT treatment for children and youth.

Modular CBT for Children and Adolescents with Depression: A Clinician's Guide to Individualized Treatment was created to assist therapists as they individualize CBT to meet the needs of their diverse treatment population, while still relying on best practices grounded in mental health treatment research. This workshop will offer an interactive and dynamic opportunity for mental health professionals to develop many of the Modular CBT skills presented in Modular CBT for Children and Adolescents with Depression from the authors, and will prepare attendees to utilize this step-forward treatment model in their own practice in real-world settings.

  • Attendees will demonstrate the ability to create a child, youth, and family treatment plan grounded in the Modular CBT treatment approach.
  • Attendees will apply the Modular CBT framework to current clients and families to facilitate discussion and critique to overcome barriers to implementing Modular CBT.
  • Attendees will practice using an array of treatment tools and resources that will support effective implementation of a variety of Modular CBT modules.

Lunch and drinks are included in the registration fee!

For information about registering click here.

Target Audience: This training is targeted to community-based mental health professionals, including clinical and counseling psychologists, psychiatry residents, MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and school psychologists. Psychology graduate students, interns, post-doctoral fellows, and master’s level students in mental health professions are also invited.

Katherine Nguyen Williams, PhD is a licensed supervising psychologist, professor, and associate clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is clinical training director of child and adolescent psychology, and Director of Strategic Development & Clinical Innovation at Rady Children’s Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry in San Diego, CA, where she provides child and adolescent therapy, and specializes in child and adolescent psychological assessments. She is also founding director of the Anxiety and OCD Clinic (AOC) at Rady Children’s Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry. Dr. Nguyen Williams frequently provides clinical trainings, hospital workshops, and university courses on the topics of evidence-based practices, clinical research, and childhood disorders, both locally and nationally. In addition to an active clinical practice, she teaches and clinically supervises psychology students, marriage and family therapists, social workers, psychiatry fellows, and medical students about the application of modular cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for child and adolescent depression and anxiety. She is co-author of the treatment guide, Modular CBT for Children and Adolescents with Depression: A Clinician's Guide to Individualized Treatment.

Brent Crandal, PhD is the program director and co-principal investigator for the California Screening, Assessment and Treatment (CASAT) Initiative through the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego. In this role he supports county- and state-wide efforts to improve access to care for children and youth in California’s Child Welfare and Behavioral Health systems. Dr. Crandal’s prior research and grant involvement included promoting caregiver engagement in children’s behavioral health services, evaluating cross-system collaboration between child welfare and behavioral health systems, developing and testing new approaches to mental health screening and assessment, and assessing treatment outcomes in mental health treatment. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and has offered evidence-based treatments to children, youth, and families in outpatient, inpatient, pediatric, military, and community mental health settings. He has instructed psychology courses at the University of San Diego and is the co-author of Modular CBT for Children and Adolescents with Depression: A Clinician's Guide to Individualized Treatment. Dr. Crandal has served on advisory boards and presented nationally on topics relevant to child and adolescent behavioral health assessment and treatment, family engagement in services, and trauma-informed care. He is inspired when working alongside communities and individuals committed to strengthening children and families in need.

Dr. Andrea Letamendi is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University and her Ph.D. from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Following graduate school, Dr. Letamendi trained at UCLA as a postdoctoral scholar with the Child STEPs program to study the implementation, coordination, and delivery of evidence-based mental health treatments for children in community settings. In 2013, Dr. Letamendi boldly transitioned from academia to begin working in the health services system as an administrator, educator and advocate. As such, Dr. Letamendi currently serves as the Director of Clinical Training at Hathaway-Sycamores, a non-profit, private mental health agency where she provides training, education and consultation to mental health providers who work with children, teens, and young adults. Her areas of expertise include multicultural competency and diversity, using trauma informed care with CBT, interventions for bullying and cyber-bullying, and psychological resiliency. Dr. Letamendi is a certified trainer and consultant for Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP), a system that includes a wide array of practice elements, resources and tools, many of which are grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy for youth. Additionally, Dr. Letamendi serves on the Board of Directors of the Pop Culture Hero Coalition, a nonprofit organization aimed at standing up to bullying and social injustice using the psychological power of superheroes. Dr. Letamendi can be seen in documentaries such as The Super-Villains of DC Comics, Ghostheads on Netflix, and the Science Channel's How to Build Everything. Her TEDx Talk about Resiliency and Superheroes can currently be found online.

Dr. Jill Stoddard earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Boston University where she trained at the premier Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (www.bu.edu/anxiety>) under the mentorship of Dr. David Barlow. She is the founding director of the Center for Stress and Anxiety Management. Dr. Stoddard completed a one-year APA accredited internship followed by a one-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. Thereafter, she worked as a staff psychologist at the San Diego Veterans Hospital in the Primary Care and OEF/OIF Post-traumatic Stress clinics. Dr. Stoddard specializes in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders and has expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She has presented her research at professional conferences and coauthored articles on CBT, ACT, social phobia, panic disorder, late-life anxiety, chronic pain, non-cardiac chest pain, and surgical anxiety. She is a member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), and the Association for Contextual and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Stoddard is the author of “The Big Book of ACT Metaphors: A Practitioner's Guide to Experiential Exercises and Metaphors in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.”

Continuing Education: 4.5 hours of CE credit is being offered to marriage and family, social work, professional counseling, and psychology professionals based on the total instructional time of 270 minutes within the 5-hour event.

Cost and attendance: The workshop fee is $110 for General Registration, plus $20 for CE credits. Students’ registration fee is $35.

  • Attendees can purchase a copy of Modular CBT for Children and Adolescents with Depression: A Clinician's Guide to Individualized Treatment at a discounted cost of $29 when they register online (copies of the book will be available for purchase onsite on training day at a cost of $40.)
  • Lunch and drinks are included in the training registration fee.
  • Book signing event included at the event.

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